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Tips on how to be a good parent to your child

It is important to have a good relationship with your children in the early stages they are growing up. This fosters good behavior, emotional stability and the ability to be headstrong in the future. Here’s a list of parenting tips which can help you:

Let your kid be independent

Don’t try and dictate everything your child does. This will only result in them being rebellious and cranky which will continue to wind you up everytime you tell them what to do. Teach them things like clearing their plates, putting the toys away, etc. Giving a child responsibility is good for their self-esteem and will make them proud of themselves.

Don’t try to fix everything

Let your kids find solutions to their problems or things they do wrong. This helps in their brain development, self sufficient and resilient.

Don’t punish them harshly

Don’t use physical force on your child. It only makes them traumatized and is not the solution to making something right. Instead teach kids how to behave by helping them to become competent, caring, and in control.

Don’t yell at them

If you’re frustrated, take deep breaths instead of immediately yelling at your children. They will become scared of you and this will further drive them away from you. Instead be kind in your tone and tell them why something is not right and how to make it right. This will boost their confidence and strengthen their relationship with you.

Read books with them

Read books together every day. Books are a great source of knowledge especially when learning new words. Kids catch up on a word when they keep listening to it over and over again. It’s also essentially important to teach kids a few words here and there before they start school. Books are also a great bonding experience that will set them up for a lifetime of reading.

Bond with them

Choose a special activity for every day which your child loves. They’ll remember these special moments when they grow up. There’s no better way for you to show your love to them.

Be the role model your children deserve

Kids learn by watching their parents actions and interactions. Show them appropriate, respectful, good behavior which will work much better than telling them what to do.

Parenting is a two way job

Parenting is both a mothers and fathers job, not just the woman. Kids need to be as close as possible to both their parents so they can cope better with whatever life throws at them.

Give praise where the kids deserve it

Praise your children regularly when they do something nice or help you with something. This will not only make them feel special but also motivate them to continue doing good things.

Don’t accept disrespect from your child

Never allow them to be rude or say hurtful things to you or anyone else. If they do, tell them firmly that you will not tolerate any form of disrespect because this will reflect upon your upbringing of them.

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