Step Censor Selfishness

A major step in squelching your kid's selfish attitude is simply not tolerating it. It won't be easy, especially if your kid is used to having his every whim catered to. But if you really are serious about changing this attitude, you must stand firm and be consistent. Start by clearly laying down your new attitude expectations: "In this house, you are always to be considerate of others."Then loudly state your disapproval each and every time your child acts selfishly. Be sure to state why his behavior was wrong, and if the selfish attitude continues, consider applying consequences—for example:

"That was selfish: I expect you to treat your friends the same way you'd want to be treated." "I'm very concerned when I see you monopolizing all the video games and not sharing them with your friend.You may not treat people selfishly."

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