These tips come from richmondfamilymagazine.com:
If your child’s behavior frequently makes you feel bothered and annoyed, leading you to constantly remind, nag, or scold them, then your child may be looking for attention — negative attention but attention nonetheless. What should you do?
- Step back from giving negative attention. Instead of reminding her, allow your child to experience the consequence of forgetting something.
- Talk less. If something has been said many times before, it may not need to be said again.
- Give positive attention. Notice things your child does and tell him about it. Go further than a simple “Good job!” Instead, tell him what you see: “You are sitting there playing all by yourself.”