Boy Laughed At Another Child For Wearing Rubber Sandals

Smart Move! Boy Laughed At Another Child For Wearing Rubber Sandals, So His Dad Bought Him The Same

Family & Kids

August 3, 2019 00:53 By Mambee

Parenting is different in every single family. There are always three options to go with: a liberal, a democratic and an authoritarian style of raising kids. No matter what parents choose, they believe they do it for the sake their child wellbeing.

A father taught his son a lesson by making him eat humble pie. He shared the experience onTwitter:

His boy showed disrespect to another kid, who was probably not as well off. Thus, his dad decided to show him how it feels like to wear rubber sandals and be treated with mockery.

His method was met with approval among other Internet users.

But was this father right? According to experts, a firm and kind disciplinary action is much more effective than punishment.

It does not take a day to teach children respect. The main point is to be a good example and treat a child with the same respect you expect them to show others.

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Here are some tips to help achieve this goal:

Pay attention to how you talk with kids

Very often, parents shout commands, wondering why children never listen. Then, children come to the wrong conclusion that only yelling works. Instead, maintain eye contact and, sitting by the child while talking, calmly pass the right message to them.

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Stay in control

Stay calm and try to control your temper in any situation. Losing control would mean showing disrespect towards the kids.

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Try to understand the motives of disrespectful behavior

Ask them why they say what they say, and how they feel about it. They are likely to some difficulty in identifying their feelings, and that’s where you need to help. By narrating and explaining their own emotions to them, you find a solution to a problem.

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Teaching discipline with a kind approach does not mean being permissive or weak. It shows you appreciate your children’s own opinions, preferences, needs, and wishes. They can only learn to respect others if they are treated the same way.

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