By Charlie Taylor
Grocery store tantrums? unbearable motor vehicle trips? Sibling in-fighting? Bedtimes that final hours?
Behavioural specialist Charlie Taylor has the solutions during this functional guide that is packed with uncomplicated, potent suggestions for bettering your kid's behaviour.
Focusing predominately at the under-fives, Charlie Taylor's straight-talking, no-nonsense technique courses you clear of knee-jerk parenting in the direction of a extra proactive and confident courting along with your baby. With specific emphasis at the strength of compliment - the foundation of his acclaimed 6:1 procedure - and making plans prematurely for behaviour hotspots, each father or mother can holiday the depressing trend of continuing disagreement and repetitive nagging.
With the insights and strategies of Divas and Dictators, together with a convenient Troubleshooter's advisor, each loved ones with youngsters can fast rework from havoc to concord.
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When Kim begins to act up, Rachel becomes stressed and starts making reptile responses. A pattern of action and reaction has now been established in which mother and child both play out their parts. Rachel's reaction to Kim's behaviour is crucial. When Kim pushes it a bit, Rachel stays in control, but when Kim really loses it, Rachel buys her sweets so that they can finish the shopping and get home. The message this sends is: If you really go for it I will give in. Rachel needs to make a plan and stick to it even if she's going to have the embarrassment of a screaming child on her hands.
When the behaviour has become really challenging, parents have to make a conscious effort to notice and praise things the child is doing right. After all, if a child is hitting his sister every five minutes then there are four minutes and 59 seconds when he is not hitting her and can therefore be praised. Parents can easily get out of the habit of praising and forget the power of catching their children being good. It's not easy. I use 6 to 1 with my own children and even though I know it works, when I'm tired or stressed or they are being particularly annoying, I often don't manage it.
Mona, her husband John and all of the family smile back, which makes Dana smile even more. Whenever people come up to the cot and smile at the babies, Dana always smiles back, but the boy, Dominic, doesn't, because he hasn't learnt to yet. Everyone smiles at Dana, but they soon stop bothering with Dominic. Soon, the parents start to label Dana as the smiley one and Dominic as the miserable, grumpy one. Dominic starts to live up to expectations and finds other, less positive ways of getting attention.
Divas & Dictators: The Secrets to Having a Much Better Behaved Child by Charlie Taylor