The last thing you want is to see your children growing up spoiled who want to do things their way. They also don’t listen to anyone when reprimanded. These are irritating children, and no one wants to be around them. So here are some tips to avoid raising self-entitled children.
Set rules at home
Setting rules makes it clear to your children that they won’t always get what they want. Instead, there will be times when they have to listen and follow the rules. They have no choice but to follow, or they will face the consequences.
Don’t always give in to their demands
You love your children, and you find it challenging to say no to them. You want to give them what they deserve. The truth is that you can’t always give in to their demands. They will challenge you by asking for more. Learn to say no and explain your reason for doing so. For instance, you can’t always buy them a new toy because they want to. Explain to them that they still have new toys at home to play with. However, if it’s something they can learn a lot from, like soft play equipment for the home, don’t hesitate to give it. If it’s a reasonable request, you can give it to them. Otherwise, learn to reject their demands.
Be a good role model
Your children are spoiled because you’re the same. You always force what you want. You argue with your partner in front of your children. You can’t expect your children not to be spoiled when you act like one. Live a simple and humble lifestyle. Set a good example to your children, and they will follow you.
Offer consequences for misbehaviour
When your children misbehave and don’t receive consequences, they will repeat the action. They might think that there’s nothing wrong with violating the rules. However, if you make it clear that there are consequences, they will listen to you. They will also follow the rules wherever they go. When they start going to school, your children won’t cause headaches to their teachers.
Explain how you’re getting your money
You can give your children what they want because you’re well-off. The problem is when they think that they can get anything because they’re financially capable. Make it clear to them that you work hard for whatever amount you earn. If they believe they can brag about being wealthy, they will become self-entitled children.
Always remind your children to do what’s right
When your children start acting like privileged kids, tell them that it’s bad. Then, cut the behaviour right away. But, unfortunately, they get older, and this action turns into a habit. By then, it would be more challenging to control them.
Raising your children can be challenging. If they become spoiled, it’s even worse. You can’t let it happen. Instead, live a simple life and make them do the same. Teach them how to respect others.