Hen my first child, my son Chizaram, was born, I was joyful and willing to be a good parent. I was more than happy to do my own part of the baby caring duties at home. Parenting can be a source of joy, the challenges notwithstanding.
Parent help is essential if the child is to be properly cared for and trained in a way that his personality development takes a positive shape. Many parents when the get angry with their children, shout on them and make remarks that have lasting negative impact on the children. There are cases of parents being unhappy about their kids playing with other kids in the neighborhood.
There are many things children can learn from watching television which can negatively impact on their lives. Shows and movies that have to do with drugs and violence are all over the place. In fact, they reflect what is going on in the society we live. It is very important that parents take very seriously the issue of caring for the children and regulating the kind of things they watch on television. There is also the need for parents to join parenting classes as this will help them address the challenges associated with raising the kids.
Every child has a distinctive personality. Even when they are born identical twins, each of the twins still maintain this personality. One can easily get used to the environment or adapt to the circumstances around while the other has this character of changing everything; saying no to the things he does not like. Some children like to be quiet while others like getting around and attracting a lot of attention. There is need to always balance parental style with the child’s personality.
The authoritarian parenting style which has to do with parents setting down specific rules and regulations the children must obey (usually without any input from the children) has come under some serious watch. This has to do with the way the children raised under this style find it difficult to develop individual. This style of parenting practically denies the children of love and affection. There is always a feeling of insecurity among such children.
Parenting is a natural thing. Many people enjoy being parents and many more actually look forward to it. Parenting is an art. While many get it right, others find it difficult. There are no “How to” guidelines involved. It is a “learn as you go” kind of thing. It is all about caring for the child (or children), helping and guiding them as they grow, providing their basic needs like shelter, food, clothing and education. Let’s take a look at these three effective Parenting Styles.