\”You are your child\’s best toy\” Parents often make this misunderstanding: they only focus on correcting their children\’s bad behaviors but ignore the reasons behind their behaviors. Kimberly Braine, the author of this book and an American child education expert, believes that as long as parents follow the methods introduced in the book to deal with children with different characteristics between the ages of 3 and 6, parents can better form a more harmonious parent-child relationship with their children. This time, let’s take a look at what to do when faced with children with the following characteristics: “I want, I want” type, “picky eater” type and “reward for doing things” type. ① \”\”I want, I want\” type\” \”Mom, I want this candy! I have never eaten this kind of candy…\” Does this sound familiar? Saying \”no\” to your children is never easy. Often, adults refuse because the items are not beneficial to the child\’s health and growth and are a waste of money. But such reasons cannot convince children, and this is where parents have a headache. So it’s important to know what your child is thinking and then prescribe the right medicine. 001 \”Find meaning\” to objects. Children usually want to buy something out of curiosity about the item, such as whether the candy is delicious or whether the toy is fun. If we deny it directly, it will make the child feel unconvincing. Instead, “finding meaning” in the item and explaining it in a non-negotiable tone often works—“We’re here for healthy food, and candy is for special occasions, like weddings or big holidays. ”002 Delayed gratification. What if your child becomes noisy or throws a tantrum as a result of the above? In addition to firmly refusing, you can also delay gratification: \”Oh, this candy box is so beautiful! I know you really want to eat the candy inside. When Christmas comes, can I give it to you as a gift?\” 003 Select \”I The final say” environment. If the decision-making power always rests with us, it will create a sense of frustration in our children. On the other hand, if children are consistently given appropriate decision-making rights, they will feel more dignified and become more confident. For example, take your children to fruit shops, bookstores, etc. The items are not too expensive and are conducive to their growth, allowing them to shop independently. ②\”Picky Eaters\” All parents hope that their children can develop healthy eating habits, but this is not the case. Pleading and threatening to get your children to eat are not the answer. Experts point out that a large part of the reason why children are picky eaters is that the food they have given them since childhood is not comprehensive enough, thus developing the habit of accepting only part of the food. Although we are unlikely to change our children\’s past habits, we can use the following methods to deal with picky eaters: 001 Avoid generalizing. There are some foods that children used to eat, but after gaining a preliminary understanding of various animals, they refused to eat them. For example, if you ask about fish, he will probably say, \”Fish is for cats, not for people.\” Ask the child why he is picky about food and explain it well, for example, tell the child which are protected animals, which are poultry, and which are Food can be eaten by both humans and animals. Allowing children to gain more comprehensive knowledge can prevent children from generalizing. 002 Do not instill “negative” thoughts. Research shows that parents who are picky eaters also tend to raise food that is pickyLike a child of habit. If the mother doesn\’t like eating fish and often says \”fish stinks\”, the child will imitate the parents\’ likes and dislikes of eating and say they don\’t like eating it. This is because parents intentionally or unintentionally show their preference for a certain food in front of their children, and the children are affected by their partiality and naturally imitate it. 003 Let the children experience it for themselves. You can ask him to \”do a little favor\”, first choose his favorite shape model, and then cut the food he doesn\’t like into the corresponding shape; or you can make dumplings together and \”do magic\” and turn the dumplings into a \”moon\” …When children focus on the process of making food and look forward to the fruits of their labor, their appetite will increase and they will happily accept foods they don’t like. ③ \”\”Reward for doing things\” type\” \”The child is unwilling to dress himself, but if you promise to give him yogurt after dressing, he will compromise…\” Rewards seem to be a universal method. If we keep committing, our children will keep asking. Is there any way that can help us make children obedient without giving them rewards? There are three steps: 001 Pay attention to the child\’s status. When we see a child doing an activity, we can encourage and support him based on his state: \”I see you are having so much fun with everyone, you almost forget that I am there too. This feeling must be very good.\” Not bad, right?\” 002 Guide children to conduct self-evaluation. When we see that the activity in which the child participated is coming to an end, we can first try to ask the child what he thinks of his work: \”What do you think of your painting?\” or \”Do you like the castle you built?\” and then help the child. Recognize yourself: \”Have you found that your hands-on ability is very strong?\” 003 Praise your work in a targeted manner. If a child shows us his work, such as a clay sculpture he made, you can tell him what aspects of the clay sculpture you admire very much, such as the color and design, the treatment of the eyes, etc. Such specific praise will let the child clearly know what he did better and become more and more confident. To sum up, no matter what type of child they are, if you want to help your children get rid of bad habits, you must first understand the reasons behind their behavior, and secondly, adopt the correct response methods for different situations instead of blindly condoning, threatening or rewarding them. This will not only avoid damaging the parent-child relationship between you and your child, but also create a relaxed and pleasant environment for your child to grow up.