Honestly, I feel even kids don’t like to pester. They just want to drive their point. When they were just babies and they wanted to communicate, they cried to get our attention and may be this is their natural instinct to ‘Get Attention’.
Few tricks that you can definitely try.
TIME: As a working parent I generally feel, most of us are pre-occupied even when we are at home and kids really yearn for our attention. Spend quality time, hear them, respond and engage with them every evening over a fun activity, dinner-table discussion or at least during weekends. You will start noticing a difference.
GIVE-IN: They know what they are asking for. Let them experiment, don’t interrupt their curiosity.
CONVINCE: If you feel it’s really something that they don’t need, try and convince them; don’t push your decision. Remember this is a vital part, you are teaching them logical reasoning and imbibing in them lessons on how to convince people through reasoning. Getting them ready for real-life debates and arguments
LEAD BY EXAMPLE: Show it to make them believe it. Show them ways to re-use, avoid wastage and the ill-effects of over consumption. Lessons of contentment can be started at early age.
In all keep a healthy balance and inspire curious minds. And I really hope they use all their power to make you subscribe to The Child City – quarterly magazine for kids (official launching the print magazine in October 2017).
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