5 effective ways to good parenting
Raising kids is one of the toughest and most fulfilling jobs in the world and you might feel the least prepared for it. But remember how we have grown up at our family, how our parents contributed their efforts for us, now it’s your time and you can’t neglect this responsibility, cause your parenting will build the future of your kids.
Here are nine child-rearing tips that can help you feel more fulfilled as a parent:
1. Boosting Your Child’s Self-Esteem:
Kids grow up with their parents, they tend to follow every action of their parents. That’s how they grow their senses. Your words, body language, your each and every expression are absorbed by them, it leads to build their self-esteem more than anything else. Make sure you behave well in front of your kids, don’t sought before them, don’t do anything offensive, that will leave a mark on their mind which they may follow in future.
2. Catch Kids Being Good:
When it comes to parenting, we become very much judgemental to our kids, sometimes it’s good to be supportive instead of supervising them in every step. Suppose if your boss is treating you negatively in every step even if unintentionally, how would you feel?
I meant to say, the more effective approach is to catch kids doing something good on their own, like: “You made your bed without being asked – that’s great!” or I have seen you playing with your friend and you were very patient when you got out” these compliments will do more to encourage good behaviour over the long run than repeated scoldings, praise them for their good moves.
3. Set Limits and Be Consistent With Your Discipline:
The goal of discipline is to help kids to choose between good and bad, right and wrong also how to react to certain situations and learn self-control. Discipline is mandatory for every household but there must be a limit to it.
You must be consistent with the set discipline and set a limit too. A common mistake parents make is the failure to follow through consequences. You can’t discipline kids for talking back one day and ignore it the next. Being consistent teaches what you expect.
4. Make time for your kids:
In modern day, parents are busy with their jobs, balancing between work life and family life is a big challenge for all, but you have to keep it in mind that the most precious gift you can give to your kids is time. I know that might not possible everyday but like many parents do, arrange a ‘special night’ each week, maybe during the weekends to dine out with your kids, or by spending a quality time with them or else put a special not for them inside their lunch box.
Don’t feel guilty if you are a working parent, you can make your kids feel special even by making popcorns for them, singing songs with them or by doing window shopping. They will always remember your efforts.
5. Show That Your Love Is Unconditional: As a good and responsible parent, you are responsible for correcting and guiding your kids. But how you express your guidance makes all the difference in how a child receives it.
When you confront your kid for doing something wrong, avoid blaming them or criticizing them, that lowers their self-esteem. Instead, strive to nurture and encourage, even when disciplining your kids. Make sure they know that although you want them to do better next time or rectify themselves, your love is there no matter what. That is the ultimate pursuit of happiness for both parents and their kids.