10 Reasons why kids fail to please their parents:
Some kids fail to please their parents because we have not effectively and lovingly taught them how to please us.
Some parents have expectations that are too high for themselves and or for their kids.
Some parents are so frequently disappointed that the kid gives up trying to please the parent.
Some parents call their child "stubborn," "a little devil" "hell on wheels" and a multitude of other defeating labels that children try to live up to.
Some parents praise kids with insincerity and a hidden agenda. Older kids see through it and want to avoid whatever it is the parent is getting at.
Some parents do not treat kids with respect and do not live worthy of respect.
Some parents ignore the true needs of the child by overindulging the child in any of the vast ways to indulge: money, clothes, extra-curricular activities, food, problem-solving, etc. Kids try to stop it or try to keep the indulgance going in all kinds of destructive ways.
Some parents do not invest enough of themselves into the parent-child relationship; either their head or their heart is not really into parenting.
Some parents don't know how to teach their children in loving ways.
That's only nine reasons, ha ha. The tenth reason will come to me later, lol.
The purpose of this blog is to teach parents how to encourage the childhood behavior they like to see in loving, kind AND EFFECTIVE ways. Is it possible to be loving, kind AND effective? YES!!!!!! I keep trying and little by little I can see the firm and loving ways working!!!!!! I am buiding a lifetime relationship with my son, not just trying to control today's behavior in any method that works.