How To Deal With Children That Are Too Obsessed With Being Cool/ Popular.
Being a parent is never an easy task. This is especially true if you have children that are growing up quickly. As our children grow older, they can’t help but be conscious on what other people and kids think about them. Believe it or not, being “cool” is very important for our kids during this particular phase. Suddenly, they are embarrassed whenever we walk with them in school. Their image matters to them a lot. They do all of these for the popularity they get in school.
Just in case your kid is one of them, be calm and remember that being a kid is really tough. In this article, allow me to share with you some tips that you may use as your guide when your kids become too obsessed with being cool.
1. Let your kids be.
Believe or or not, the best solution for this dilemma is to let our kids be. As adults, we understand the fact that being popular and being cool means very little to us. But you have to understand that your kids are not yet matured thinkers. The same thing can be said when we were children.
Sometimes it is best to stay calm and let our kids be when going through this tough phase in their lives. If you have the budget for it, treat your kid and get him the things he is desperate for. But of course, it is not smart to break the bank just for your kid to be popular. For as long as your child is not obsessed and demanding on buying the things they want to be cool, letting them be is the best solution.
2. Tell them what really matters.
Just in case your kid gets too far and he is starting to lose perspective, it is now time to let him know what really matters. Do not discourage them, do your best to explain to them that their attitude and actions will play an important role when it comes to being accepted and popular. Remind them that being kind and friendly is the key to being cool and it is not the clothes or things they have.
3. You have to communicate with your children.
Communicating with our kids can solve most if not all of the problems we have on them. Tell them that they are very fortunate compared to other kids in the globe, that they are lucky to have a good family that loves them and gives them food and shelter everyday. Communicate well with your kid so he does not resent you by not giving him what he likes.
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