Parents love pampering their children irrespective of their age. However, the growing kids become challenging to handle at many a times. The peer bad influence becomes the major issue of concern for the parents and the priority to safeguard children from negative effect become utmost important. Further, the right ‘damage control’ actions for such situations have also been mentioned to help the parents.
Ways to deal with bad influence on kids
• Dangerous maneuvers- Many a times, kids watch videos of their friends performing dangerous stunts on roads. They are captivated by such activities and try to do the same. Further, they listen to those kids eagerly when they talk about such acts positively, which is a bad influence. In such a situation, you should avoid making direct intervention. Avoid commanding them and make a request. Scolding can make them adamant and rude.
• Throwing tantrums- If your little girl’s friend is at home and you find her to be irritable stay calm. There are few children who throw tantrums and become rude with elders, which is completely a bad influence for your child. What you can do is simply take your girl to her room and ask her to avoid her friend’s behavior. Just tell your kid that her friend is little angry, which is not good.
• Hanging out- You hardly know the type of friends your kid is hanging out with. Kids attempt to ensure that they are not your clone. In such times, you must talk to your child about it. Ask him/her about the reasons he/she finds the peer group interesting or appealing. Through this conversation, you will be able to find the real issue and the friends who are actually being a bad influence.
• Alcohol/drugs- In growing age kids find their friends smoking, drinking or taking drugs very cool which is highly a bad influence. This is something kids get addicted very easily. As parent, you can indirectly talk about the ill effects of such addictions and make them aware of its consequences. Stopping, scolding or commanding them directly will only worsen the issue. Be smart enough to talk in a friendly way and try not to hurt your child.
With such solutions, it is sure that parents will be able to control the bad influence affecting their child. Besides this, parents must remember that it is always better to be polite and behave calmly with the kids. Else, they will grow up being adamant and arrogant.
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