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COVID-19: Lockdown Is Enough To Deploy New Ways To Be Positive To Your Children by Kakaakinews: 10:48am On Apr 19, 2020
By Moradeke Otegbola,
Visioner, MO Foundation.


The Lockdown has been seen by many as boring and some parents are tired of their Children Troublesomeness.

In this edition of being true to your children. I will take you some bullet points, take a seat and read carefully:


• Don't Give Up On Your Child(ren) Yet.

There is time for everything in life. Every child has a potential that makes him/her up.

From my research, i got to understand that, every child have his/her time to exhibit different characters. That child may not be doing what others are doing at that particular point in time but pick another area of interest. Nonetheless, Don't compare your child with his/her mate, peers and siblings because each of them have a potentials that makes them different. Be supportive and don't give up yet.


•Be Consistent

For every child to be great, your consistency is needed. If you react to your child's behavior harshly all the time, and not appreciative all the time, it is confusing and not helpful. Be consistent with your commitment to your child (ren).



Don't Be Over-Reactive
Is this difficult? Not really. When your child(ren) does something annoying time after time, your anger and frustration can build up. It's impossible not to show your irritation sometimes, but try to stay calm.

Move on to other things you can both enjoy or feel good about as soon as possible.

Find other ways to cope with your frustrations.



Seat That child, Discuss Like Friends

Children listen to their mates most times because they relate on the same level. It would be helpful if they understand why you want them not to do some things. For example; explain why you want them to hold your hands while crossing the road.


Once your child(ren) can talk, encourage them to explain why they are angry or upset. This will help them feel less frustrated.


•Be Positive About The Good Things

When a child's behaviour is difficult, the things they do well can be overlooked. Encourage your child when you're pleased about something they've done.

You can let your child know when you're pleased by giving them attention, a hug or a smile.


• Offer Rewards

You can help your child by rewarding them for behaving well. For example, praise them, or give them their favorite food.

If your child behaves well, tell them how pleased you are. Be specific, say something like; well done for putting your toys back in the box when I asked you to.

Don't give your child a reward before they've done what they were asked to do.

That's a bribe, not a reward.


•Avoid Smacking/Beating

Smacking /beating may Stop a child from what they're doing at the moment, but it doesn't have a lasting positive effect.

Children learn by example so, if you hit your child, you're telling them that hitting is OK.

Children who are treated aggressively by their parents are more likely to be aggressive themselves.

It's better to set a good example instead.


Let Them Learn From Their Mistakes

You explain to him/her. The consequences of every mistakes that they make, and you let them learn from each mistakes they make.


Take a cue from the illustrations, invest quality time on your child(ren).


Let's Talk, send a mail to:moradekeadeola997@gmail. Com

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