Capricious children are a horror for parents. Constant screams, tantrums, bad behavior can infuriate even the most patient adult. What to do? Punishing or ignoring doesn't always help. But there are other ways to influence your baby.
Use your childish fear of missing something. Children are naturally very curious, they always strive to learn new things, in addition, they have their own interests. Therefore, if a small child does not want to wash or brush his teeth, parents can invite some toy instead of him, saying how a bear or a doll will be great at doing this. It can be added that now only toys will eat sweets, if they are so good at brushing their teeth. From now on, the baby will not miss washing.
Bring a bit of magic into your daily activities. Breakfast in the style of heroes from a fairy tale or a bed like a little princess will help the child eat even unloved foods and go to bed with pleasure in the evening.
Use a small reward for the child's actions. If he doesn't want to eat vegetables, promise a delicious dessert after dinner, if he doesn't like to put away his toys, tell him that you will read him a fairy tale later. Of course, you should not do this every time, turning the relationship with the baby into a barter. But even adults often promise themselves something pleasant after a difficult decision or action.
Use positive examples of your child's favorite characters. Pay his attention to how animals in cartoons wash in the morning or eat well, protect the younger ones. Children are very fond of animals, so you can remember them so that the child does with greater joy what he didn’t like before. From now on, you can swim in the bathroom like a fish, eat greens like a rabbit, and porridge like a bird pecks grains.
Turn whims into fun. If a child wants to walk in a puddle, climb into the mud, stretch out right on the ground - sometimes it is worth letting him do it. And then he will see that not everything he wants is so pleasant. In addition, he will no longer be tempted to desire the forbidden again when it ceases to be so.