disobey, we may think it is because they are just bad
kids, we have failed as parents, or they just want to make
your lives miserable. Children / teenagers come into
the world not knowing positive ways of getting their needs
met. Itís our job to teach them.
Since they donít know how to get their
needs met in positive ways, they are left with two options
for their behavior, negative and isolation. Isolation
is the worst kind of punishment. Examples of the worst
kind of punishment society can inflict on a person includes
solitary confinement and the death penalty. So it is
natural for children / teenagers to act negatively rather
then opt for isolation.
This natural tendency for negative behavior is intensified with
childhood disorders, childhood depression, childhood anxiety,
Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder ( ADHD ), and low self
esteem. So it is natural for children / teenagers to
misbehave. When they misbehave, itís not because your a
bad parent, or they are a bad child / teen. It does mean
you need good parenting skills to meet the challenge and be an
effective parent. Your child / teen will benefit in many
ways and you will have the pleasure of knowing you did well.
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