No one wants to admit it, but the fact is that some kids are straight up spoiled. It can be even harder to admit it when it’s your own kid! You probably didn’t notice it happening, but one day you realize that your child acts disrespectful to you and other adults, whines, and throws fits over not getting what they want. Well, congratulations. Realizing there is a problem is the first step in fixing it. Don’t despair, your child doesn’t have to be like that forever. There are actually plenty of ways to de-brat-ify your kid. Check out this post by Becky at Your Modern Family for tips on “un-spoiling” a child:
-Be consistent. Every time that they ___, they get ___. (ex: every time that they talk back to you, they get put into time out.)
-Set expectations for your child before starting the day.
-Don’t buy your child unnecessary things, and cut back on what you have.
-Use chores and allowance and teach them to buy things for themselves.
-Teach your child to give to others.