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How can parents behavior and attitude affect the child?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
2 doctors agree

In brief: Model behavior

A child as early as 16 months will do what you do, not do what you say.
If you accidentally reinforce a behavior you don't want with negative or positive attention, learn to state clearly what you expect, and what the consequence is for not complying.Consustently follow through with time-out or removal of privileges. Ignore the child's protests till consequence is done, then calmly state why.

In brief: Model behavior

A child as early as 16 months will do what you do, not do what you say.
If you accidentally reinforce a behavior you don't want with negative or positive attention, learn to state clearly what you expect, and what the consequence is for not complying.Consustently follow through with time-out or removal of privileges. Ignore the child's protests till consequence is done, then calmly state why.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Parents model

Behaviors their children then imitate.
Children sense the energy of parents and the tone of voice and the sincerity of words and actions. There is truth in two old sayings: do as i say and not as I do (a dysfunctional model) and children often follow in our footsteps. Unfortunately they often follow in the ones we thought we covered up. Be the example of who you want them to become.

In brief: Parents model

Behaviors their children then imitate.
Children sense the energy of parents and the tone of voice and the sincerity of words and actions. There is truth in two old sayings: do as i say and not as I do (a dysfunctional model) and children often follow in our footsteps. Unfortunately they often follow in the ones we thought we covered up. Be the example of who you want them to become.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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