Kids understand how far they can push boundaries when they start to learn the ropes. While it may be difficult to admit, for some, manipulation may be a significant aspect of this.
No parent hates to acknowledge that their kid is deceiving them, but the sooner you stop this practice, the better. Acceding to your child’s scheming is the last thing you want to do. Even though it could be difficult to stop once you recognize what is going on, it is preferable to do so as soon as you do. If not, this conduct could persist, and although a manipulative youngster can be properly taught, a manipulative adult is a another matter.
Here are six indications that your kid is tricking you.
1. They badger you.
It is badgering when your kid begs you for something and you refuse to give it to them despite your refusal. Your youngster may inquire, “Can I go to the park?” for instance. We need to go errands today, so you reply, “Not today. Possibly tomorrow. What? they then reply. No. Could we visit the park? Say “No” and put a stop to it. We won’t be going. If you insist, we won’t be able to go tomorrow either.
2. They make you feel guilty.
Your youngster is ready to put on a guilt trip if you say no. For instance, let’s say you desire a toy when shopping. When they inquire, you may say, “Not today. You just received a new toy from me. They can respond by saying, “You hardly ever buy me anything!” John’s parents often purchase him new toys. You are very cruel! Don’t encourage guilt trips. Reiterate what you’ve already stated and make it plain that you’re not going to back down.