Your child is supposed to be doing homework. But she pouted so much you let her watch TV instead.
It may be a minor hassle for you at home. But when a teacher faces 30 kids, each of whom expects to get her own way every minute, things can get out of hand. Sooner or later, people have to learn that they can’t always get to call the shots.
One of the best ways to help your child be more successful in school is to help her realize that the world does not revolve around her. Here are some tips on raising an unspoiled child:
- Teach your child how to deal with disappointments that arise in life. It’s not your job to make your child happy every minute.
- Teach your child to think about other people. Unspoiled kids know that they can’t always put themselves first. Give money to or volunteer for a charity your child chooses. Ask questions like, “How would Jill feel about that?”
- Teach your child about limits. Parents aren’t always popular. Your child does not need you to be a friend. Your child needs you more to help her learn about limits.
- Ask yourself, “Am I raising my child to be self-reliant? Am I teaching her to live on her own one day?” If you always give her money when she wants something, she will not learn to live within her means.
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