Today we are sharing Strong Roots Family Coaching and one of their Parenting Questions Answered: My Child is so Bossy! What Can I do? I think that as professional nannies we have all run across children who are bossy to their siblings, family members and other friends around them. Marcia Hall tackles this issue with some suggestions on how to deal with it in your child’s life.
However, when you have a child that is constantly barking orders at and demanding that brothers and sisters do what they are told, it is important to teach your child how to treat others. The first place you look at is yourself.
Children ALWAYS mimic and imitate what they see adults doing. If your child has experienced a lot of “bossiness” from mom, dad or other caregivers, it is likely that he or she is going to pick up these habits. Children are amazing mirrors to our own bad habits and issues. If you examine yourself and find that you often times give too many orders to your children, begin to change the way you talk with them.