Don’t Always Take Their Side – Children need to experience the results of their behaviors. When a teacher or other adult reports an act of misbehavior take it seriously. You don’t always need to take your child’s side, and you don’t need to “fix” the problem for your child. Some parents have the impression that their children can do no wrong. It’s essential to emphasize the important role of teachers, police and other adults.

Observe problems and let children work it out themselves when ever possible, but if your child is always getting into fights or having problems, don’t continue blaming other children for his/her bad behavior. Children need to learn that they are not above the rules and that mistakes have consequences. Support your child but don’t give him the message that anything he does is okay.

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