When Do You Take Control Of Your Child?

You’ve heard it many times, and I know that it is true to say, “Children take control of their parents.” This is one of the key signs of maturity that we see in our children. As their parents, we should be prepared to say, “Yes, my child does take control of me.” Take good control of your child.

For example, my son has his hair cut every Wednesday morning when he leaves for school. He was starting to take control of this decision, especially when his hair was over ten inches long. I am not sure why, but he did not seem to want to wait until he was home before getting out of bed to get ready for school.

When Do You Take Control of Your Child?
When Do You Take Control of Your Child?

Dressing

When he would start asking to get dressed or to get out of bed, I would say, “Yes, I think you have time to do those things now.” I told him to take time to get dressed and get out of bed. Then he would tell me he was hungry and to get him a snack or a cup of something to drink. I would do this at least twice each day.

He was getting the hang of the routine. My daughter, who is almost five years old, doesn’t have her hair cut on Wednesdays. So she gets up on Wednesdays before I even get up and she does whatever she wants.

As parents, we have to understand that small children sometimes will be very impatient. They don’t realize that the older child is taking the time to help them get ready for school. They don’t really know how much time is left for them to get ready for school.

When Do You Take Control of Your Child?
When Do You Take Control of Your Child?

Patience

We have to give the child plenty of patience and time. I have always counseled children about taking control of their parents. I always tell them that they are learning to control their own bodies.

For example, if you have a child who has an accident in the car, you want to let them know that you will be paying attention to them, but that you will also take responsibility for the accident. Don’t make them feel guilty about something that they could have done to avoid. Let them know that they are the one who made the mistake.

You can’t expect your child to be perfect all the time. If they make a mistake, tell them about it. Let them know that you are there to help them get through it, but that they also need to do the same.

When Do You Take Control of Your Child?
When Do You Take Control of Your Child?

Child

If you have a child who is so aggressive, you must be able to help them accept their body and the rules of the world. If you can, you will be setting them up for a lifetime of acceptance. This will help them to calm down when they start acting out a little bit.

Do not punish your child for making a mistake. Even if they make a mistake, you should always let them know that you accept their body. If you force your child to do something that they don’t want to do, they may lash out.

Control

Take control of your child. That’s the only way you can protect your child. The best way to teach a child to take control of themselves is to ask, “Can I take control of myself?” You can ask this when you need to.

You can also ask it when you want to. It might sound strange to say that you want to have control over your child, but if you want to make sure that your child learns how to take control of themselves, then you must have that power. So many children are lost.

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