Unfortunately it is a well known fact that children do as you do, and not as you say…so how can you as a parent illicit the desired behaviour from your pre-schooler?
Your toddler watches you to get clues on how to behave in the world. You’re her role model, so use your own behaviour to guide her. What you do is often much more important than what you say.
As difficult as it often can be, lead by example: If you want your child to say ‘please’, say it yourself. If you don’t want your child to raise her voice, speak quietly and gently yourself.
Each day your child is learning lots, from new words to new emotions. As she gets older she may be spending more time away from you, at preschool, daycare, or friends’ houses, it is important to remember that you are still your child’s first and best teacher.
By demonstrating healthy habits and positive relationships, you encourage your children to do the same. What she learns at home and from you forms the benchmark for how she will interact with other people and the way she views the world. You influence your child in uncountable ways through your behaviour, manners and language.
Let’s look at some Developmental Milestones and how you can impact positively on them:
Being a good role-model is easier than it sounds. Take a moment to think about what sort of person you would like your child to become. Jot down the morals and values that are important to you and evaluate your own behaviour. Is there anything you need to change in order to encourage the desired behaviour in your child? Now put it all into action.
Here are a few areas you might like to consider:
Good luck and remember: you CAN and DO have an enormous impact on your childs’ character. Handle it with care
Article from : www.toddlebabes.co.uk