Parenting rollercoaster

When to ignore bad behaviour

20th November, 2010

Sometimes parents run into trouble because they give too much attention to particular behaviour or give in to all their children’s demands.

The problem is that, while we want to encourage good behaviour, we can unwittingly encourage bad behaviour as well.

Ignoring problem behaviour Sometimes it is best to ignore bad behaviour, because from a child’s point of view, attention is attention, whether it’s positive or negative.

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