Positive Parenting, and How can you Practice it?
Parenting is never easy. This is perhaps one of those difficult tasks that are often accompanied by frustration since you have to learn everything on the go. However, literate parents are always looking for ways to improve their relationships with their children.
If you are trying to sort out a dead end, you have already taken the first step toward becoming a better person. It shows that you are raising your children, and communicating with them, which is the most important trait of a good parent.
In turn, those moms and dads who do not want to fulfill parental responsibilities or work on themselves can negatively affect children. Numerous neuroscience studies show that babies who have negative experiences at an early age have developmental problems.
Becoming a worthy parent can compensate for negative experiences. Here are things to help you to become Positive parents and connect with your baby.
Have realistic expectations and don’t compare
To begin with, we should not assume that because children are a certain age, they can and should do one thing or another. It is not always that way. We must also know their abilities and limitations and, in no case, compare their actions with those of their peers.
Let your child experience independence.
Try to get your child interested in the house and help him with problems. Let your child go for a walk with his friends and have fun while keeping boundaries. Let him talk and comment on his parents’ expectations. By doing this, you teach him to comment and protect him when he is away from home and family.
Become a role model
Do not do in front of the children what you didn’t want them to repeat. If you notice that the child repeats after you, you need to work, first of all, on your behavior. Children are more likely to copy what you do rather than what you say.
Children watch mom and dad every day. They watch their parents do housework, cook dinner, and pay bills. They need to see how you handle the responsibilities as much as possible. Don’t try to be perfect. Just teach your child hard work and honesty.
Communicating and Supporting Your Child
Children close to and supported by their parents are less likely to be addicted to drugs or alcohol. Research has shown that having a close relationship with parents during adolescence is very important for children.
However, boundaries must be set for intimate communication with children. If you get too close to your child and control their behaviors and actions, you will notice their lack of self-confidence. Studies have shown that parents who argue and punish their children have cold and angry relationships. Such relationships increase the risk of children becoming addicted to drugs and alcohol.
To support your child
Find out about your child’s participation in various parties and gatherings. Behave in such a way that he feels your presence at the party and gathering. Help your child with homework and educational projects.
Show more love
How is your love for your child manifested? Do you kiss and hug him as often as you can? Remember that hugging your child, holding his hand, kissing on the cheek, or stroking his hair will give him a sense of love and security.
Try to spend more time together. So let your child know that he is a priority for you. Just remember to put your phone aside when you’re chatting.
Try always to have open ways to talk to your children and encourage children to participate in positive and effective activities.