10 Signs Your Child is a Brat
No child is born a brat, but they are prone to bratty behavior. For those parents who are unsure if your child is a brat, here are 10 signs to look for:
1. They resort to crying or yelling when they want something.
2. They throw themselves on floor and won’t get up.
3. They constantly throw tantrums or even hit you when you punish them.
4. They ignore you when you ask a question.
5. They are rude to other adults and even to other children.
6. They refuse to share with other children.
7. They are show-offs and are constantly trying to one-up their peers to be the center of attention.
8. They always want whatever everyone else has. Once they have it, they want something new.
9. They keep a messy room and never help out around the house despite your pleas for them to do so.
10. They refuse to go to bed.
If your kids exhibit any or all of these behaviors, they might be brats. Don’t fret because there is hope for their bratty behavior and it starts with you.
HOW TO BRAT-PROOF YOUR CHILD
It's school holiday and that means mums and dads get to spend more time with their little angels - or devils perhaps? From bad manners to wild tantrums, kids seem to know exactly which buttons to push to get on your nerves.
So how can you brat-proof your child? Child psychologist and parenting expert Collett Smart dishes some tips.
Who's responsible for this sort of behaviour - the child, the parents, television?
It comes down to parenting.
What are the usual signs of a spoiled kid?
So how can we make sure we don't raise brats?
“Your kid is a brat.” I hope it is a phrase you never hear, but what do you do if your kid really is a brat? I want to talk to you today about a way to prevent it. It may be too late, and you have to switch directions with some of your techniques. It might be time to do the harder path in parenting. Here is the main point: Don’t raise your kids on the concept of “substitutions.” Now, what does that mean? Let me unpack it a bit. Kids need to learn disappointment. Unfortunately life is going to bring pain. When we try and substitute that pain with only pleasure, we teach our kid to be a brat.