Your sulking child won’t talk. You ask yourself:
- Is she mad at me for saying, ‘No.”
- Did her brother tease her about the pimple on her chin?
- Has her best friend dumped her for a new girlfriend?
You can torture yourself or not.
Choose to teach your child good communication skills instead. Skills that help her talk about her problems before painful thoughts grip her mind.
Recycling resentment, hurt, fear, blame, and sadness can become your child’s lifelong habit. Recycling negative thoughts hurts. Talking about problems and solving them feels good.
The following solutions are for both girls and boys.
3 Ways to Rescue Kids from Moodiness
Good listening by parents builds trust. When children trust parents will hear their problems without arguing or criticizing, they talk.
It takes many talks to teach children the communication skills they need. By listening well, parents are teaching good communication. Kids will learn to listen in return.
Find a sample parent/child conversation that’s easy to use at Listening Chats.
- Repeating Motivational Sayings
Teach children through repetition. Use motivational thoughts for your child to absorb. Here are a few:
“The most beautiful smile belongs to those who make others smile” Mahnoor Tahir
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” Mark Twain.
“The best sleeping pill is a clear conscience.” Dada J. P. Vaswani
Repeating upbeat motivational quotes helps your child remember them. They become her inner self-talk.
Get 5 more quotes that my mother used to motivate me. I passed them on to my children too. Family Sayings.
- Creating a Fun Home-life
- Once a week have a ‘Family Compliment Night.’
- Help kids ‘Write a Newsletter’ for your expanded family.
- Each night Discuss One Act of Kindness each member did that day.
Pick up 5 more fun events for your family at Bright Attitudes
Conclusion: How to Help Your Moody Child
- Use conversations to teach good communication skills that solve problems.
- Repeat motivational quotes for kids to absorb.
- Put fun events into your family life.
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