Your big kid uses hurtful words and foul language whenever he doesn’t get his way. As he grows older, you start noticing a change in his attitude – he talks back whenever you ask him to do his homework, or refuses to listen when asked to put away the digital tablet.
Soon, disciplining him becomes a near impossible task without him spewing vulgarities or shouting hurtful phrases at you.
Here, Alfred Tan, chief executive officer of the Singapore Children’s Society, and Dr Foo Koong Hean, senior lecturer of psychology from James Cook University Singapore, and author of Negotiation Parenting, share some tips on how parents can nip these problematic behaviour in the bud.
(Also read: 5 ways to discipline your child without screaming)