What do you do with bossy children? Sometimes, a child doesn’t know what appropriate behaviour is. By taking time out to show them how they can turn their bossiness into friendliness through conversation or role play, could make all the difference. Here are 3 easy steps to get you started. There are ways of doing this; it depends on your child. Role play works for children who learn best by observing people’s actions. Conversation works well for children who need to talk through and rationalise what they are doing and what is acceptable. This process takes time, but once you get the ball rolling by bringing in awareness, you may have turned the situation around within a month.