Parenting a child can be very demanding and quite often, many parents without the desired stamina and patience give up and leave their children to grow wild.
Parenting is not as easy as some people make it appear. You need to parent your children from a clear point of knowledge about the dos and donts of this business. Find here some great parenting ideas that will leave you a satisfied parent.
Love your Kids.
You children deserve love because without love, even if you built a castle for them, it will be to no intrinsic significance. So from day one let you little feel your love. Hug, kiss, tell them how much they mean to you, and don’t pretend about it.
Be the Ultimate Security to your Kids
A true parent is the one who will allow the child to hide behind him when thunder strikes.Be the ultimate security of your child and let him know that when mum or dad is home, nothing can happen to them. Let them feel your protection.
Spend time with your children.
The worst thing a parent can do is to be an absentee parent. Have quality time with them and tell them those folk stories your mother told you. Read for them bedtime stories-give them the attention due to them. Involve them in house work and inculcate responsibility in them early and they will grow into useful adults.
Reward your children.
All children need to feel they play a significant role inside the family. That’s why they will always try to learn and advance. When a child does well both at home and in school, reward that child immediately. This will reinforce good behavior and hard work.
Create a consistent family rules.
All families have certain rules, especially when it comes to children. Your family rules don’t need to be the same with the rules of other families but they need to be clear and straight. Rules must be consistent and should be applied to every child without double standards.
Keep a regular schedule for your children.
Develop a sense of time management early in you child. Let them run a strict time schedule. If it is time for eating, sleeping, playing, reading, homework, personal hygiene, let it be time for those schedules.Children need to follow a strict schedule most of the times.
Listen to your children.
Children always have something to say so as a good parent, allow your child say out his/her mind. When they are talking, listen to them and take note of their strongest views and work on them.
Don’t criticize your children.
The worst thing you can do to your child criticize him and refer to him as a nobody. All children make mistakes-as a child, you were not free of mistakes so who are you now to be critical of your children’s errors. When your children make mistakes take some time to explain to them all they need to know. Criticize the behavior, not the child.
Don’t spank your children.
Most parents feel so frustrated and confused at times that they lose their temper and spank their children. This is a big parenting mistake because it will yield only fear without value. When a spanked child is with you the parent, he conforms, but when you are gone, the ill behavior in him thrives. If you can’t control yourself how do you expect to teach your children discipline and self control?
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