We all have seen how kids sometimes embarrass their parents by showing bad behavior in the public. Some parents try to just ignore such a behavior whereas others just scold them right away which is not good for their character building. Following is a list of the behavioral problems of kids and what you can do about it:
Interrupting When You Are Talking
Why you should not ignore it: Kids often seem incredibly excited to share something while you are busy. But just cutting your conversation with the other person is not the right way for delivering his message. As a result, the kid would think that he is entitled to the attention of other people and would not tolerate the frustration. This is clearly going to affect the performance of your child negatively.
What you can do about it: When you plan to take your kid along while going to a friend's place or when he is around while you are on a call, draw the line for him and make it clear that he needs not to interrupt you. Provide your child with an activity or put a finger on your lips to indicate that you need him to stay quiet. Also let your kid know that he would not get what he wants when he is going to interrupt you.
Playing Too Rough
Why you should not ignore it: You should never disregard subtle aggressive acts. Step in when you feel that your kid punches a playmate. If you do not intervene, this rough behavior can actually become a habit by the time your kid is 8. It also makes the kid feel that hurting everyone is totally acceptable.
What you can do about it: Confront the aggressive behavior right on the spot. Tell your kid that it is not acceptable to hurt others. Warn him that if he does that again, you would end the play-date.
Pretending To Ignore What You Say
Why you should not ignore it: Asking your kid three or four times for doing something he does not want to do basically delivers the message that it is okay to ignore and disregard you. Reminding your kid again and again trains him to wait for next reminder.
What you can do about it: Walk over to your kid and tell him what he needs to do instead of talking from across the hall or room. If the kid is watching TV or engaged in any other activity, put a pause in his activity and deliver your message. If he does not get moving, try imposing a consequence.
Having an Attitude Problem
Why you should not ignore it: Watching your kid roll his eyes or a using snippy tone and ignoring it is not a good idea. Do not think of it as a passing phase. This may not only be bad and disrespectful for you but also your kid would face a really hard time making friends.
What you can do about it: Make your kid aware of his behavior. The idea is not to make him feel bad but it would show him how he sounds or looks. If the attitude problem continues, tell your kid that you would only listen when he is ready to talk politely and nicely.
Exaggerating the Truth
Why you should not ignore it: Lying can easily become a habit if your kid learns that it saves him from getting into trouble. This may not look serious at first but if it becomes a habit, then you would face a hard time dealing with it.
What can you do about it: When your kid fibs, make him sit down and make it clear on him that people would not believe him if he does not tell the truth always. This is also going to help in their character building. Make sure he does not achieve his goal of fooling people with petty lies.