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The Secret to Getting Your Child to Behave (Hint: It's Not What You Think!)

behavior children Jun 21, 2018

A well-behaved child...

What does this really mean anyway?

We all have a different idea of what well-behaved means, so let's start by looking at the definition of behavior, "the way in which one acts or conducts oneself, especially towards others."

Misbehavior can quickly overwhelm us as parents and teachers, but it’s important to take a step back. As a Montessori educator and parent, I view a child’s misbehavior through the same lens as myself as an adult.What causes adults to misbehave?


Become a Detective

Much of the time, the root of misbehavior is due to a specific need not being met. For example, if you don’t feel valued at work, you may rebel or at the very least not give it your all. Maybe you find yourself getting into small arguments with your partner when it doesn’t feel like they’re listening or it feels like you’re never a priority.

Well my friends, I've spent years watching, observing, and guiding children, and I can tell you...

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