Increase Your Assertiveness
An assertive parent is a confident parent who has belief in their own abilities and will earn the respect of their child:
- Use an authoritative tone of voice to rein in your child's bad behavior.
- Use body language to emphasize praise.
- Use facial expressions to emphasize what you are feeling.
- Take steps to build your confidence if your self-esteem is low.
- Get help to manage your anger if you fear you could lose control.