“How do you keep a jerk in your family?” is a question I get asked a lot.
“What’s a jerk?” is an old one, too.
“How to stop a jerk from being a dad?” is the one I ask often.
In today’s article, I want to share some of the best ways to stop the bad behavior from happening to your family.
When I say bad behavior, I mean, well, not the kinds of things we’re all taught, but some of those that can be very harmful to your child.
First, stop saying the wrong thing to your children.
If your children are being disrespectful to their parents, they need to be taught that you’re not the bad guy.
If you are, and your child isn’t, they will have an unhealthy relationship with you, and you’ll be the bad one.
If they’re being disrespectful of you, stop doing it.
This means asking your child, “Can you tell me why you’re being so disrespectful?”
It means saying, “You’re being rude to me.”
You might say, “I’m just not good enough.
I don’t have time to play with your toy.”
Or you might say “You don’t know how to talk to me.
That’s not a good reason.”
These are the kinds that will hurt your children, and that can lead to bad relationships.
If it is one of those bad reasons, say,, “What I should do is stop calling you Daddy and call you Daddy instead.”
And don’t say that you don’t want to play together, just that you won’t.
Next, ask your children why they’re acting in that way.
If there is a clear explanation, they can stop.
They don’t need to repeat what they just said.
For example, say “I don’t like it when you call me Daddy because I think it’s rude.”
If you want to say, you’re sorry, “It’s not rude, Mom.
It’s my way of saying I love you.”
That’s what you’re asking them to say.
If the child says, “Daddy isn’t a real dad,” or “Daddy just doesn’t like me,” or if the child just doesn of course, they’re not really being rude.
If this is what they want to do, you have to ask, “Why is that so important to you?”
And if it’s not important to them, they don’t care what you say.
Now, some of this is a personal thing for me.
It might not be for you, but I have noticed that a lot of times, my children have an attitude of “I can do whatever I want.”
So, if you don’st want to be a jerk to them anymore, you need to let them go.
When you’re telling them that you think they’re disrespectful to you, say to them “Daddy, you don