6 Parenting skills by Parikshit Jobanputra
- March 13, 2016
- Posted by: Parikshit Jobanputra
- Category: Relationship / Family
Here are some Parenting tips that you may find them useful. While they are not exhaustive but it should provide a background to expand your parenting skills.
- Give your child Unconditional Love:
As a parents, We must love our child unconditionally, regardless of their success or failure in his/her academic. A child that knows they are loved and feels that love on a daily basis is more likely to be successful in school and grow up to be a loving, concerned parent themselves. All children must be aware of their parent’s unconditional love for them.
- Daily Open Communication with your child:
An open line of communication is perhaps one of the most important aspects of successful parenting. Many teenagers feel that parents, don’t listen to them long enough to hear what they’re actually saying. They are busy with their routine work & they are just pretending.
Instead of saying “How dare you stay out past your curfew?” try something such as “I worry when you’re late, thinking that something is wrong. What can we do to make sure this doesn’t happen again?”
- Be Fair and Honest
All children learn by example. Leading by example is a great way to instill a healthy set of values in your child. All parents hopefully tell their children that lying is not acceptable. It’s important to live your life as a positive example for your child, remembering that kids often see and hear much more than we realize.
Allowing your child to hear you telling “little white lies” or watching you keep the extra money the clerk gave by mistake, or seeing you somehow shirking your duties and responsibilities as an adult are all ways of encouraging dishonesty and negative behavior.
- Encourage your child for Success:
Encourage your child to succeed in whatever venture they decide to undertake. Whether it’s getting good grades, excelling at sports, or being involved with other productive activities, be sure to offer plenty of praise, understanding, and patience. Also, parents should make it their purpose to be supportive in whatever endeavor their child decides upon. This is not to say that a parent’s opinion and advice aren’t needed or warranted, however, the manner in which we express those thoughts and feelings really do make an inherit difference.
- Be Consistent:
When disciplining your children, consistency is of the utmost importance. The moment a child realizes that you are merely making idle threats and not following through when it comes time to dole out discipline, they’ll take advantage of this and never learn there are consequences for all of our actions.
Discipline should never depend upon the parent’s mood or whether or not they had a bad day at the office. The same exact consequences must be used each and every time the unwanted behavior happens regardless of any outlying factors. Children need their world outlined in black and white, with boundaries, rules and supervision.
- Be Positive Parent:
Although at one time or another it may seem that life is full of adversity and obstacles, it’s important for those of us with children to remain as positive as possible. Realizing that a child is similar to tiny a sponge, soaking up all the information they can and absorbing everything around them, we must keep in mind that our actions and everything we say has a profound effect on our children.