Parenting is a beautiful and unique experience. We learn so much every day with our children, and we get astonished when we see their progress.
But I am sure that every parent has felt one thing at least once at the end of the day. You do not know what to do, and you feel like you are failing at this job–Parenting!
There is no universal secret or recipe for success when it comes to raising children. But some bits of advice will help you have a better relationship with your children and have a less stressful home.
1. Start Learning:
We learn so much during school, we learn at the time of taking our driving license, and so on.
However, when it comes to children, we think that we all have that particular maternal instinct and we all know what is best for our children. Scientists have proven this theory to be wrong. Today, we have access to lots of information, many classes and support group, etc. All of these are created to help you understand your child better than anyone else.
Yes, our parents did their best, but we shouldn’t just keep things as they used to be. Now, we live in a much different society than before. Things are changing, and we must adjust our learning according to current changes.
2. Learn to Listen to Your Child:
I know it is hard. Deadlines, kids, work, etc.; you literally come across so many tasks in daily life. But try to be attentive to what your child is telling you (with his word or behavior).
Many times children are acting out because they want our attention and need us to listen to them.
In time, you will be pro at knowing when your baby is feeling too sleepy, when s/he needs to eat, etc. And you understand these demands just before they tell you about those things.
3. Be the Best Example You Can Be for Your Child:
We say to children from an early age: ‘’ Be polite!’’ “Say thank you’’ but how many of us have the habit of doing those things that we expect from our children?
We shouldn’t get angry if the child doesn’t behave correctly. It might be because we haven’t set a positive example for him.
Children are absorbing all of your behavior and will act accordingly.
4. Be Kind and Affectionate:
Don’t forget to show your love daily. The time flies so fast; you will regret not holding your child enough in your arms.
Children grow up into an emotionally balanced adult who receives lots of love during their childhood. We do not realize how much our love means to our children. I know it is hard to find time in your schedule, but just a couple of minutes of love will do wonders.
5. Don’t Forget to Impose Rules:
It is not the most fun part of being a parent, but children need rules. The first reason is that you need to know certain things such as what do you expect from them, what is acceptable and what is not. Not setting such rules will discourage the children who have no boundaries.
The second reason is that we prepare our children for the future. Society works on some rules. And a kid without controls will end up being an adult who has problems integrating with social groups.
These are just a few tips to start with on your parenting journey and establish a solid foundation for your child. Listen to your child and be adaptable to changes. You will both have a fantastic run together.
Hi, I’m Oana and I am a freelancer and stay at home mom. My child changed my life and because of him I started my freelancing experience. I like to be educated and I love to read parenting books. I have participated to many parenting training and courses to know how to choose the best option for my family. I believe that the future will be better only if we educate our children and educate ourselves.