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Nobody likes a badly behaved child. Before I became a mother, I was quick to judge when children threw tantrums or when they were rude and bossy. As a mum, I have come to realise that a child's behaviour is shaped by numerous factors. Here are some ways to encourage positive behaviour in your children.
We see disrespect around us all the time, and so much of it is directed at women. For things to change for our daughters, we need to change the way we bring up our sons. Maybe it is as simple or as complicated as that.
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You will realise that you had inherent skills, which you didn't know you had, but you do, and you are doing a damn good job of it. You are spontaneous, creative, witty, patient, a multitasker, and so much more.
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So when you tell your child that he should stay away from the maid's son since he is a 'bad boy,' you are preparing him for a lifetime of contempt towards people who are economically challenged. When, at a restaurant or a mall, you giggle on seeing an obese man and point him out to the kids, you are creating another monster in the head about body image, and telling them that being fat is funny. The next thing you know, they have nicknames for the fat kid in the class.
Imagine the power to teach children about sexual abuse without teaching them about sex. If there was a way, more parents would, and more children would be safe.