Oct 21, 2019 09:39 PM EDT
5 Good Parenting Tips You Should Know
Good parenting is a difficult task. A good parent strives every day to make the best decisions for a child.
No parent is perfect and no child is perfect either, that is how the reality works. This phrase should be kept in mind, especially when setting your expectations. It doesn't mean that because everybody makes a mistake, it will be okay to be at fault sometimes.
Parents should set high standards for themselves and for their children. It is not easy so take it one step at a time.
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Here are some of the tips that can improve your parenting skills:
1. Be a Good Role Model
Don't just simply tell your child what you want them to do, show them. "Actions always speak louder than words."
Human beings, especially the little ones, are programmed to copy other's actions as a form of understanding each other. Children are the most innocent people you'll ever meet. They tend to watch everything that their parents do.
So be the person you want your child to be in the future. Show them positive behavior and attitude against any circumstances all the time. Know their limitations and learn to respect their privacy.
2. Show Them Love and Care
Loving doesn't mean spoiling. Love is not equal to material indulgences like toys and gadgets. Loving your children can be as simple as giving hugs and listening to their issues
Showing these kinds of actions can trigger the production of happy hormones such as oxytocin, opioids, and prolactin. These neurochemicals give a deep sense of calmness, warmth, and contentment
3. Practice Kind and Firm Positive Parenting
Babies are born with different talents and personalities. Some of them can be nurtured through life experiences. Let them experience the natural way of life so they can learn how to thrive better in the future while enjoying being alive.
Let them sing that silly song. Have tickling contest all day long. Let them throw some emotional tantrums. Solve a maze or a puzzle together with a positive attitude and many more.
4. Be Your Child's Safe Haven
This is one of the most common problems of parents. Children are usually very shy or scared to open-up certain issues to their parents. Let them know that you'll always be there to understand and guide.
Never scold a child with very simple mistakes that they do. Be responsive to his signals and sensitive actions. Support and accept your child as a person. Let your arms be the resting place of your child.
5. Talk to Your Child with Ripeness
This is one of the most common problems of parents. They tend to "baby" their child until they hit puberty.
This doesn't suggest treating your child as an adult rather you should talk to them like one. Communication is very important in expressing one's feelings. In this way, your child will learn how to deal with different happenings on his own.
Parenting a child means supporting their overall personality. This includes their physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development from a young age to adulthood. It is a 24/7 job with a lifetime contract. There is no perfect parenting but there are many ways which it can be effective.
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