Some children are naughty, misbehave, and refuse to follow directions. There are some tell-tell signs that help parents to determine whether their children are hyperactive or defiant. Your child is a brat if he/she refuses to share and is rude to children and adults. Such children ignore others when they talk or ask questions. They never help you out and often throw tantrums. And when they want something, they resort to lying, yelling, and crying.
What to do if your child is spitting, screaming, and hitting others? There are some discipline tips that will help you to stop this. If you have a 3-year old daughter, explaining to her why some behaviors are good while others are unacceptable won’t help much. For them, all this is just blah, blah, blah. Instead of this, you may want to explain what happened and what went wrong. Discuss the particular situation. Tell them that they screamed, kicked, or spitted when someone told them to pick up their pencils or toys. Be consistent and make sure that your child knows the consequences. Show them that you won’t tolerate certain behaviors. Be clear that misbehaving results in early bedtime or confinement. At the same time, you may want to give rewards and complement them when they behave and do the right thing.
Take a toy or something they like if they misbehave, yell, or spit. Do the same if they don’t want to share. The most important thing, however, is to find out why your child is bratty. This way, it will be easier for you to discipline him/her properly. Why is your child whining all the time? Well, she does it because it works! Parents are tired, stressed out, and overworked. They give in easily when their children are whining. Kids also do it to get attention and something they want. In this case, be clear that you don’t want to listen to whiny voices. Explain that you will help them if they are nice. And think about what they want and whether there are good reasons to refuse their request.