Dealing with a child who exhibits negative behavior can be a challenge for any parent. Children who constantly complain, display a sour disposition, and appear unhappy can be difficult to handle. However, by using specific coping strategies, parents can assist their children in focusing on the brighter side of life.
Confronting negativity with positivity is an effective strategy. Responding calmly and politely instead of reacting negatively can discourage negative behavior and promote more positive behavior. Diverting a child’s attention can also be helpful. Finding something else to distract them from their fussing can work wonders. Promoting optimistic thinking through fun games like the “unfortunately/fortunately” game can also encourage children to view things in a more positive light. Ignoring a child’s negative moods and teaching them how to manage their emotions can be beneficial. Encouraging them to engage in their favorite hobbies or creating art as an outlet for expression can teach them to handle difficult situations and develop empathy toward others.
Re-reported from the story originally published in News18 English