Parenting may not be as easy as in books and articles nor as difficult as your over thinking head says. Parenting care is necessary to infuse self-discipline in a kid. For many, spanking a kid might be the solution while some may use love and affection to teach values and possible discipline. But parenting requires a lot more than all of it, as it’s not to bring up a kid with all the right qualities. Read along as we lay some basic yet very powerful parenting tips.
1.Discipline is not punishment:
Discipline is vital in one’s life and infusing it at an early age is the best way. So, setting limits is really about teaching kids how to behave in the world and helping them to become competent, caring, and in control.
2.Play with them and ready together every day:
When it comes to games, let your child pick the game and go with the flow and have fun yourself. And while participating in their game is important, reading with your child every day can make all the difference as it creates a great bonding experience that will set him up for a lifetime of reading.
3.Schedule daddy time:
Spending time with dad can be one of the most vital resources in a child’s growing stage. And the more time a father can spare, the better it is for the kids as kids with engaged parents tend to do better in school, more successfully, and grow stronger mentally and learns to cope better with whatever life throws at them.
4.Reward your kids:
When your child does some desirable behavior make sure that you reward them as much as possible. It might be in the form of verbal praise, touch or tangible things like toys, chocolates or cookies.
5.Respecting your partner’s parenting:
If one of you is disciplining the kid and the other enters the room; then the other person should not interfere in the argument in progress. As both the parents are equally responsible for disciplining a child, it is necessary to respect each other parenting style.
6.Give unconditional love:
Your child will grow, and they will grow up faster than you can ever imagine. Hence, you should make the most of your child’s growing years, as those years won’t come back to any of you. You should try to have as many happy memories as possible of each age of your child from toddler to teenager. Let them know how much you love and that you will always love them.
7.Be the role model to your kids:
Kids look up to their parents for almost everything, and they observe a lot. So, make sure that you are using appropriate language, manners, behavior with your partner and other as well. Showing them by doing it yourself always works better than telling them what to do.
8.Develop healthy eating habits:
Everything taught at a tender age makes a lasting impression and chances are, that practice will stay with them for a lifetime. Make sure you encourage healthy eating habits at a very young age.
9.Don’t be too harsh on yourself:
Giving yourself a break once in a while and pampering yourself doesn’t make you a bad parent. When you love yourself and is full of positive energy only then will you do justice to your parenting as well! An exhausted mother all the time won’t do any good.
10.Don’t accept disrespect and undesirable behavior:
Love your child unconditionally and reward them when required but set some rules and principles. And make it as clear as possible what the child is to expect if he or she performs the undesirable behavior. Never allow your child to be rude or say hurtful things to you or anyone else. If she does, tell her firmly that you will not tolerate any form of disrespect.