Spoiled child - how to respond correctly? How not to raise a spoiled child?

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Spoiled child - how to respond correctly? How not to raise a spoiled child?
Spoiled child - how to respond correctly? How not to raise a spoiled child?

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Very often you can hear lately from parents: "I have a spoiled child! I don't know what to do!". Indeed, for modern society, capricious and naughty children are a huge problem. Especially when the baby is still very small. Not everyone knows how to respond to children's whims and tantrums. And even more so, few people know how to raise a normal child. After all, each person is an individual. Therefore, there is no exact algorithm for behavior, only small tips. So how not to raise a spoiled child? And how can one distinguish an ordinary childish whim from a real hysteria? Now we have to find out.

spoiled child
spoiled child


Many believe that all children are spoiled and naughty from the start. After all, the child is only developing and trying to express himself, to express his own desires and needs. Nevertheless, this assumption is only an excuse not to engage in raising a child. In order to fix the problem in time, you will have to somehow identify it. There are 8 signs of a spoiled child. Howrespond appropriately to the behavior of the child? More on this later. In the meantime, let's try to find out what indicates a spoiled child:

  1. The kid is trying to achieve what he wants here and now. Any way and instantly.
  2. Unreasonable tantrums. Over time, they become more frequent.
  3. Irritable state, the child quickly gets bored with new things.
  4. Ignoring requests from adults. All actions are performed after a long explanation of the situation and persuasion.
  5. Greed and a heightened sense of ownership.
  6. The child tries to make parents (and adults) not in the best light, to disgrace.
  7. Requirements to constantly be in the spotlight.
  8. Baby manipulates parents, demands rewards for obedience.

All this indicates that the child is spoiled. Not all signs will necessarily appear in full. It is enough to have some of them. Remember, not all children are spoiled and naughty. Therefore, there are tips to help parents not to bring up a whim, and also to respond correctly to abnormal behavior.

What is spoiledness

But first you should clearly understand what childish spoilage means. In general, some parents believe that the lack of complete obedience is our term. It's not.

A spoiled child is just a naughty, ill-mannered child. He does not know the rules of conduct, culture and the word "no". Remember that even a child has an opinion. Therefore, the absence of a completeobedience. In general, pay attention to 8 signs of a spoiled child. If they appear in your baby regularly, you will have to think about correcting the situation. Otherwise, small whims and disagreement with your instructions are acceptable.

children are spoiled and naughty
children are spoiled and naughty

In society

The first situation we will consider is disobedience in public places. A very common phenomenon, especially in different playgrounds. Suppose you have a spoiled child (3 years old). It is at this age that kids already clearly understand what is "bad" and what is "good". Therefore, if the behavior of a child at 3 years old is terrible, it's time to start adjusting the upbringing. But you need to start with yourself. How to react if a child has a tantrum in a public place and does not obey?

There are several options. The first is to talk to the baby. Practice shows that such behavior is useless. After all, a spoiled child does not hear what they say to him. It's worth trying, but you don't have to hope for success. The second method is to turn around and leave the playground/public area. All "showdowns" regarding behavior should be arranged at home. After all, in public you expose yourself not in the best light. This little whim is just what you need! So he will try to manipulate you.

However, sometimes you can just be an observer. Is your child not listening to you? Does it go where it doesn't need to? Let's see what comes of it. Warn of danger and let the child dowhat he wants. Sometimes that's the only thing that can help. Not quite right, but very effective. Especially when it comes to some action on the playground.

At home

If children are spoiled by their parents, then it is very difficult to deal with the situation. After all, such kids will throw scandals and tantrums everywhere: on the street, at home, in educational institutions. And you need to somehow stop this.

when children are spoiled by their parents
when children are spoiled by their parents

What to do if the child arranges "concerts" at home? Here you can already use several other methods. You need to explain to the child what he is doing wrong. After that, punishment must follow. Let him know that he will be punished for disobedience. True, try not to "go too far". Your reprimands should not be too harsh.

For example, you can deprive a child of cartoons, sweets, or some treats. Quite effective ways. But they don't work for everyone. Another good tip is to put (or seat) the child in a corner. Let him think in silence and solitude about his behavior. This method works well if you have a spoiled child (4 years and older). Do not react to all whims and tantrums.

Completely ignored

By the way, the lack of reaction to disobedience is another technique that is successfully used by parents. To do this, you must have "nerves of steel" and a lot, a lot of patience. After all, it is difficult to endure the onslaught of a spoiled child. Especially if he is still in preschool age.

Did the baby have a tantrum? Hecapricious and stubbornly demands something? In response, let him receive complete indifference and ignorance. For some children, this approach works flawlessly. Several times it is enough to show that you still insist on your own - and the baby will lose interest in harassing you. True, if you have a small spoiled child (2 years old and younger), then you will also have to deal with guilt, which children love to "pressure" on. Gain strength and patience. You will need them.


However, sometimes it is worth, as already mentioned, to talk to the child. This option is suitable for the initial stage of spoilage. And he often works with schoolchildren. With very young children, as practice shows, you have to deal with other methods.

spoiled child 3 years old
spoiled child 3 years old

What to say if you have a spoiled child? Try to somehow explain what his mistake in behavior is. After that, a compromise must be found. For example, very often tantrums in children occur in relation to the observance of the daily routine. Suggest some kind of compromise. For example, we go to bed an hour late, but in return we need to wash the dishes / work out / help our parents / be quiet and calm. In general, every parent himself should know the approach to his child. Arrangement and dialogues are perhaps the best method of education. But it rarely works the way it should.


Remember one more sacred rule - no matter how spoiled a child (5 years, 2 years or older) may be, assault cannot be used in education. First, this is wrong. Beatchild is the last thing. Secondly, such behavior gives rise to even greater disobedience, resentment, and anger in kids. And the son or daughter, most likely, will begin to do everything to harm you.

This rule also applies to the use of the "father's belt". This method of education takes place, but it is not welcome. Instead of assault, it is permissible to give a small slap on the pope. Not strong. Just so that the child understands that he is doing something wrong.

Unfortunately, sometimes you can't do without a belt. This option can be considered when the stage of disobedience is already the last. And the kid does not understand his mistakes in any other way. True, the use of the belt also needs to be dosed, wisely. You can’t whip a lot, only 1-2 times, for educational purposes. Fortunately, after several such executions, the child's behavior usually changes for the better.


In some cases, parents simply try to fulfill the desires of their baby. This is the wrong decision. After all, because of this behavior, spoiled children are obtained. Unfortunately, a lot of people don't have the patience. And you just have to do what the spoiled child requires.

8 signs of a spoiled child how to react correctly
8 signs of a spoiled child how to react correctly

Practice shows that once you follow the lead of a child, he will completely "get out of hand". Remember, never give in to childish demands. Especially if they contradict your family values and principles. With spoiled children, sometimes you have to be very serious and restrained. Otherwise youyou'll just get yourself in more trouble. With age, spoiled kids become bolder and bolder. Their requests are growing, and the form of disobedience is developing exponentially. And it will be impossible to cope with them if you indulge the child.

Correct attitude

And now some tips to help you not raise a spoiled child. Let's start with the fact that all educational activities must be carried out immediately after the birth of the baby. Often, it is small children who begin to be pampered and surrounded by huge guardianship. Fulfill all whims, whims and desires. It is not right. It has already been said - it is not permissible to indulge.

By the way, this does not mean at all that you should immediately ignore the needs of the child. Rather, on the contrary. You must find a "golden mean" that will help meet the needs of the baby without frills. Do not immediately run up to the child as soon as he requires it. Parents just need to listen to themselves and also feel when their little ones really need attention.

You can't give too many guardianships to children. They are also personalities and will show themselves from about 2-3 years old. By this period, the baby should know for sure what is "possible" and what is "impossible". If you communicate with the child in the right doses, then there will be no tantrums and disobedience. Remember, not a single person will become "silk". He will still show somehow his feelings and emotions. Children do this through tears and tantrums. Get ready for the fact that such phenomena cannot be avoided.

spoiled child 2 years old
spoiled child 2 years old

Influence from outside

You will also have to gain strength to somehow "filter" the communication of strangers with your child. Excessive attention breeds spoiledness. The main mistake of many parents is the constant environment of the baby with loving grandparents. The older generation will very often allow what moms and dads forbid. It is useless to convince them otherwise. No, this does not mean at all that it is necessary to forbid grandparents to communicate with their grandchildren. Just control this process and maybe even write a special set of communication rules. As a memo or reminder.

If your baby often stays with the older generation and after this communication becomes capricious and spoiled, you will have to protect loving and kind grandparents from the child for some time. Until you can raise the baby and improve his behavior. And until your parents themselves understand what you can allow your grandchildren to do and what not. Again, a rulebook will help here.

Helpful tips

In general, in order not to raise a spoiled child, you have to deal with him. Give your child enough attention, develop him in every possible way, try to satisfy his needs. But no frills. Sometimes the lack of attention from parents can cause the baby to begin to "hysteria". Or, on the contrary, excessive guardianship becomes the impetus for this.

Do not forget that you should set an example for your child with your behavior. Be polite, restrained and correct. Conduct conversations on the topic of behavior, explain what is "good" and what is "bad". It is worth starting from a young age.

how not to raise a spoiled child
how not to raise a spoiled child

In some cases, disobedience and tantrums along with being spoiled must be treated. In the truest sense of the phrase. If you are not able to cope on your own, it is better to consult a psychologist. A professional will definitely find out the cause of disobedience, and then be able to correct the child's behavior. But be prepared that some of your views will also have to change.