Many children use sassy behavior to get their way. If your child is rude to you and you want to stop it, watch our brief video, Sarcastic Behavior: 10 Positive Parenting Tips. Here’s one of the solutions:
Parenting Tip # 8
Tell your child exactly what to do to replace the sass.
“Repeat what you said but say it with respect.”
For instance, she could answer:
- “I’m sorry for saying, ‘Do it yourself.’ I’ll set the table right now.”
- “I'm sorry I rolled my eyes when you told me to do my homework. Next time I’ll ask, ‘May I do my homework after dinner?’”
- “I shouldn’t have said, ‘Give me a break,’ when you asked me to carry in the groceries. I’ll get them now.”
Accept your youngster’s apology if you feel it is sincere. Otherwise, let her know that it still sounded rude and to try again.
If your child is younger, role-play the sass and then the better behavior. If she likes to draw, have her draw the sarcastic behavior and then the respectful conduct.
When she uses polite manners, be sure to compliment her. This may increase her politeness and decrease her disrespect.
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