Parenting Advice: How Can I Deal With Difficult Behavior

Your child needs clear boundaries. All children can misbehave at times.
Routines and rules help them learn what is expected. Having clear
boundaries means you can deal with difficult behavior and reward good


When your child behaves in ways you don’t like, you need to tell them
what you don’t like and what they should do instead. Hitting, shouting,
criticizing and making threats can all damage a child physically or
emotionally, so it’s important to find other ways to deal with behavior
you don’t want.

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