For many parents, the mere thought of taking their children out to a public place is exhausting. Parenting is a tough task by itself, let alone under the watchful eyes of other people. While every child is bound to have a public meltdown once or twice, unfavorable behavior should not be expected during each outing. Taking your child out on a trip to the store or for a bite to eat does not, however, need to be such a daunting task anymore. Dr. Jacob Boney has advice on parenting in public, how to avoid certain behaviors and deal with difficult children out and about.
The vast majority of parents love their children and enjoy the time they spend together. Sometimes, though, there can be a little too much togetherness. Some children might be a little more prone to affection, but there is a big difference between one liking to cuddle vs. being overly clingy. If you find yourself touched out by the end (or maybe the start) of the day, you might be looking for some answers about how to manage a clingy child.
One of the most common issues that parents struggle with has to do with homework. For some children (and their parents), it seems to be a sore spot that is inevitably poked at every day. While some complaining can be expected, some cases of homework avoidance can be extreme. If your child resorts to tantrums every time it’s time to sit down and do schoolwork, or takes hours to perform tasks that can be done in a much shorter period of time, you might be looking for some help with how to get your child to do homework.
Most parents will agree that routine is a beautiful thing. As beautiful as it is, though, it can be a nightmare to implement. The times when children are expected to do their routine tasks, most typically morning, afternoon and night-time, are major problems for many parents and their children. Generally, you want a routine to help give you less work and ultimately benefit your child. Easier said than done, right? Luckily, Dr. Boney has some tips on teaching children responsibility and how to help get them on a normal routine.
Maybe you’re at the grocery store – you don’t even have half of your grocery list done, but it doesn’t matter. Maybe your child saw something they wanted; or perhaps they want to run down every aisle and touch EVERYTHING. It was something unsafe or not appropriate for the setting and now you have an inconsolable child on your hands. This is indeed a common struggle – however, not something that should be happening during every outing your child experiences. If your child is frequently crying in public or having public tantrums, you are probably looking for some ideas on why this behavior is occurring and what you can do to correct it.