Your child 1-3 years

Why does my child provoke me?

Why does my child provoke me?

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For some time now, your toddler has been doing stupid things, enjoying disobeying under your nose while looking at you out of the corner of your eye ... He provokes you or what? And if he tested your limits ...

The problem

Your child already tended to be a little mischievous. But here you find it downright insolent. It looks like he has only one goal: to test your limits and provoke you.

Who disturbs when it provokes you?

  • Your child. By dint of insolence and provocation, the climate is not very serene at home. He gets scolded, punishes ...
  • You. You want to be patient, but sometimes it's too much. When he provokes you in public, you have the impression of having a badly educated child and not being able to make you respect.

He provokes you to assert himself

At this age, your child is gradually detached from you, that's normal. He realizes that he has a different thought than yours and tries to assert his personality. This does not fail to amuse you, for you are at once touched or moved that he resembles sometimes his mother, sometimes his father.

  • What has to be done. Do not let provocations go by without reacting. Remember not to laugh, because you may be forced to react harder to show him that you do not agree! A good way to hold on without bending: repeat the same sentences, looking your child in the eyes.
  • What to tell him. "You're mischievous, it's fun, but that's forbidden", "But what's going on in this house? Did I hear that big word?"

He performs experiments

He plays with the switch, once, twice, three times ... and, of course, the bulb eventually snaps. Your child explores situations that provoke your reactions. Curious, he wants to discover the world and has fun to experiment on the objects that surround him ... but also on his parents!

  • What has to be done. Above all, do not tell him he's mean ... you risk stalling him in this behavior. You can, if necessary, put it at the corner in front of the wall for a few seconds. It is the gesture that is important. Then come back to him and reconcile yourself.
  • What to tell him. "I understand that you find it funny, but I'm not amused, I'm counting on you so that you do not do it again, I already told you, it's no and it's still not."

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