Is it bad to force your child?
Forcing your child to share does not teach the social skills that we want toddlers to learn; instead, it may send many messages we don’t want to send, and may actually increase how often our toddlers throw a tantrum.
What to do when your child refuses to do what you ask?
If they don’t begin doing what you asked or don’t complete the task, calmly ask them “What did I ask you to do?” Make sure the child is clear about what is expected. If they can correctly tell you, say, “That’s good, now please get to it.”
Is it illegal to force a child to do something they don’t want to?
So yes, it’s legal to make kids do something they don’t want to, like exams, like doctor visits with vaccination, like going to the dentist. Not wanting to do something is childish if it hurts you in the long run. Legal and force.
How do you discipline a defiant 11 year old?
When responding to defiant behavior, do not punish in the moment. Instead, tell your child that you are disappointed and will discuss the consequences later. This gives you time to calm down and your child time to think over his actions. If you respond in the moment, you may react in a combative manner.