The Myth of Bad Habits: Discover the Truth About How Your Child's Bad Habits Form
If you're like most other parents you've probably dealt with trantrums, lies, sibiling rivalry and the many other joys of raising kids. Some parents believe that these kinds of behaviors are a normal and unavoidable part of childhood. They believe that the child will actually outgrow these bad habits and they will slowly become a bad memory.
Unfortuately, this couldn't be further from the truth. While you will probably not find an adult throwing tantrums if he doesn't get his way, nevertheless, this bad childhood habit if not stopped will manifest itself in adulthood in different ways. So the child who threw tantrums in childhood could be an adult who is selfish and hurts others to get his way.
So what's going on in your child's brain everytime a habit is formed? Why is it so hard to get rid of bad habits. Well, simply because every habit that is formed leaves behind an indentation in the brain tissue. This is where a habit gets it's strength and this is why your child misbehaves in the same way in the same situation.
For example, if your child has a habit of throwing fits when he doesn't get his way, this habit will make it's mark on the brain. Therefore, everytime your child doesn't get his way he will unconsciously think, feel or do what he has been accustomed to. Now that you know the physiology of Habits find out how to form good habits in your child.