Does your child engage in rule-breaking, sabotage themselves or others, or act aggressively in front of you, but behaves like an angel with a nanny, sitter or teacher? This can be very frustrating and confusing for parents. There are a few reasons why your child may be misbehaving for you but not a sitter or teacher:
Children may misbehave because of an unmet need. Parents deal with daily stress, undoubtedly lose patience and sometimes do not take the time to listen to what children are asking. Many times parents ignore their children. Parents are too busy or say “no” because they are dealing with their own adult problems. If parents take the time to listen to their children's request, they will most likely will see that the request is simple and reasonable. Giving into the request will not hurt the parent; it will only strengthen the parent/child relationship by instilling confidence in the child and showing them they can rely on their parent to meet their needs.
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