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Stubborn

Jaya Anand
3 to 7 years

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Updated on May 24, 2016

My Daughter is 4 years old and she is getting stubborn day by day. For small small things she gets irritated. I don't know how to handle her

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Shikha Batra

| May 25, 2016

Jaya i would also like to add further. If we keep on saying'No' to all their demands, this will lead to resentment. On the other hand if we would say 'No' to only few things which are actually unsafe for child with valid reasons to do so , the child too would understand parents point of view. Avoid using*NO to everything child demands as children find it difficult to accept... frame your sentence in such a manner that it has a positive sense while talking to kids. Hope this helps!

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Shikha Batra

| May 24, 2016

Hi Jaya Anand! How r u ! I understand your concerns. The dictionary meaning of stubborn is 'determined not to change one 's position on a particular thing'. For instance The child sometimes might not want to eat a particular dish or not eat at that particular moment or might disagree with parent on which dress to wear or what to do. Infact,by denying what she wants on issues like this we r ourselves being stubborn . Supposedly child wants a particular dish or wants to wear a particular dress, there is no harm in listening to the child. Only when u feel the particular demand which she is making might cause harm to her or is not safe for her, u could explain to her why u don't want her to do that. Rather than just saying 'no', take her in your lap talk to her and give her options. Praise her for listening to u. Hug her often and spend time with her to strengthen the bond u share with her. Hope this helps!

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