How To Deal With Children That Are Too Obsessed With Being Cool/ Popular.
Being a parent is never an easy task. This is especially true for parents that have kids growing up way too fast. As our children grow older, they can’t help but be conscious on what other people and kids think about them. Believe it or not, this is a phase wherein being “cool” is a big deal for our kids. Suddenly, they feel embarrassed when seen with us. They become very concerned of their image. Being popular and being able to fit in are the main reasons why they do this.
Just in case your kid is one of them, be calm and remember that being a kid is really tough. In this article, we will be discussing some helpful tips that will guide you if you notice one day that your kids are becoming too obsessed with being cool.
1. Let them be.
Believe or or not, the best solution for this dilemma is to let our kids be. As adults, we know for a fact that being cool or popular is irrelevant. But you have to understand that kids are still kids. When you were a kid, I bet you think the same way.
It will benefit you and your kid a a lot if you just stay calm and let him be as he deals with this tough part of his life. If you have the money, give your kid what he is desperate for. But of course, it is not smart to break the bank just for your kid to be popular. For as long as your child does not disrespect you and demand you to buy the things he needs to be popular in school, you should not panic because this is just a normal phase in hiss life.
2. Let them know what really matters.
If you decided to let your kid be but he is going too far and is starting to lose perspective, you now have to remind him of the things that are really important. Do not discourage them, do your best to explain to them that their attitude and actions will play an important role when it comes to being accepted and popular. Remind them that being kind and friendly is the key to being cool and it is not the clothes or things they have.
3. You have to communicate with your children.
Every problem with our kids can be solved by communicating with them. Tell them that they are very fortunate compared to other kids in the globe, that they are lucky to have a good family that loves them and gives them food and shelter everyday. Communicate well with your kid so he ends up a confident and a well-rounded individual.