If you’re concerned about your child’s behaviour, you could: Looking after yourself, especially your physical and emotional wellbeing, can help you stay calm and consistent when things get tough.
A more effective approach is to give yourself some time to calm down.
If you’re angry or in the middle of an argument, it will be hard to calmly discuss what you expect of your child. Even though you have more life experience than your child, lecturing her about how to behave is likely to turn her off listening.
You might like to connect in our online forum for parents of pre-teens or our online forum for parents of early teens.
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