Does Your Kid Have a ‘Tude? 8 Tips to Tackle Bad Attitudes! by Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead

Parenting Relationships
5 years ago
Does Your Kid Have a ‘Tude? 8 Tips to Tackle Bad Attitudes!

Have a child with a bad attitude? Here are eight strategies that may be helpful!

  1. Try to determine where the negativity may be coming from (environmental factors?).
  2. Understand that temperament and genetics may play a role in his or her attitude. 
  3. Be a good listener. 
  4. Put a time limit on complaints. 
  5. Provide honest feedback. 
  6. Try not to be judgmental.
  7. Reinforce positivity. 
  8. Try not to take things personally. 

Remind your child: "A great attitude becomes a great mood, which becomes a great day, which becomes a great year, which becomes a great life." - Zig Ziglar

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