Nobody likes to watch their child be bossed around by a friend, and most of the time the child being bossed around puts up with it because they don’t know how to handle the situation. If your child is the one who is being bossed around, let them know that this behavior is unacceptable and that they shouldn’t respond to their requests. Instead, give your child some ways to confront the situation politely:
Don’t underestimate the importance of good manners, even when you are with family members. Kids have a tendency to get lazy about good manners when they are with family. It’s important to teach your kids that just because we are with people that we are comfortable with, doesn’t mean we can forget how to behave. Kids love to impress relatives, so make the most of every family gathering with these simple tips for kids:
The summer months are especially an ideal time to remove yourself from the heat and head indoors for the cool air-condition of Los Angeles County’s many fabulous museums. To truly enjoy the exhibitions stress-free, take some time prior to the trip to prepare your children with the proper guidelines and rules.
- When planning your trip to a Museum make sure you go at a good time for your child, not what is a good time for you. Ex. Don’t go at meltdown time…Go after a nap… Go after they have eaten.
- Know the Museum rules for where you are visiting. Some prohibit photography, food, etc. in certain areas.
- Go over your rules and expectations for visiting a Museum with your child. Small children might need to be reminded several times. Remember that short attention span! If they do well in one area, be sure to praise them for good behavior. Be vigilant in watching and being responsible for your child while you are there.