How To Make Seven Year Old Listen?

Seven-year-old children are experiencing increased independence and flexing new found skills and abilities. At the same time, they are still young children who are capable of becoming easily frustrated and upset by setbacks and disappointments.

These back-and-forth steps to being a big kid can lead to behavior problems that are common for this age. Typical 7-year-old behavior problems can include talking back, defiance, and whining. Children who have siblings may engage in sibling fighting as they jockey for parents’ attention and affection.

The good news is that 7-year-old behavior problems can be handled with the right mix of understanding, firmness, and good communication. Try these ideas for how to handle behavior problems in 7-year-old children. Continue reading