” I have learned that raising children is the single most difficult thing in the world to do. It takes hard work, love, luck, and a lot of energy, and it is the most rewarding experience that you can ever have ” -Janet Reno. In today’s era – some words that continually ring a bell among the parenting sphere are positive parenting and gentle parenting. In this post, I will be discussing how you can foster Positive Parenting for your Children the right way.
Positive Parenting for your Children
I am no way a perfect perfect, in fact, i feel i still m learning a great deal on a daily basis. My children actually teach me a lot of things. What i am going to share here are some things that have worked or work for me with my children. Positive Parenting for your Children takes time and patience. Everyday is a conscious endeavor that you make to set things right for yourself and your family.
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Benefits of Positive Parenting for your Children
> Child feels secure in a relationship with his parents
> You raise a confident adult who understand and acknowledges his feelings
> Positive impact on brain development
> Reduces the chances of you getting into a power struggle with your children
> Positive influence on their life. Children grow up believing in themselves and in their abilities
How to foster Positive Parenting for your Children
> Accept the fact that everyone makes mistakes, and its OK. Forgive them, and let them know that failures are the stepping stones to success. Educate them about situations, where you think they may faulter.
> Trust that your child will be able to handle situations on his own. Give them that freedom to think and act. Respect their choices. when ever possible, give choices.
> Encourage and Motivate your children. Every one loves to be complimented, especially children. Be liberal with your words. Make them believe that they can achieve anything in this world
> Provide your child with a planned ambiance, patterns and physical activity.
> Communicate everyday – spend time knowing the course of the day. Ask about their school, friends, any challenges they may be facing at school. Do not use direct questions. Try to get the answers in a non threatening way. Show genuine interest.
> Instead of pointing out their mistakes every time, instead show what could have done right. For eg – If they scored less marks in a class test, instead of getting angry or frustrated, let them know that next time they can prepare well in advance to avoid a similar situation.
> Be firm – It is so important to stick to what ever you may have committed earlier to follow up through with it. Stay firm but kind. Try and let your children know you understand their situation and resonate with them.
Positive Parenting for your Children
> Set clear expectations and boundaries with your children. This is very important especially if your children are in the age bracket of 6-12 years
> Teach and advocate healthy eating habits. Remember you are the ambassador of everything good for your children
> Get to know your kids friends. The way your child behaves and does academically largely depends on their friend’s circle at school.
> Spend time as a family. No, it does not mean that you start going on vacations more, but, just spending time together as family. Discuss achievements, resentment or unhappiness that children may be facing.
Remember, there are no bad children, just bad behaviors. Its is much easier to rectify bad behaviors than just try to rectify to badly raised adults.
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Until next time – take care, stay connected with me and God Bless.
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