Classic Parenting Tips Of All Time


Are you a parent struglling to manage our children? Here are some classic parenting tipcs that would be useful for every parent.

From a seed to a grown baby – the nine months not only change your life forever, but also defines your life's purpose and helps you prepare for your biggest role yet – you becoming a 'parent'. While you might work towards setting up a platform to give your kids a good start to life, it is of utmost importance to protect, guide, and foster them.

Parenting as a process for the first few months might seem like an impossible feat, but to help ease the transition, we offer you the best parenting tips and tell you everything you need to know on 'how to become a good parent'. As an Educator and expert of Orchids Group of Schools, I always ensure that each teacher of ours understands these stages to the core and implements for the all-round development of the child and their parents.

But what is parenting?


The significance of parents raising their kids and offering them love, support, and care for a healthy development has posed several implications. The prime assumption being that parents are the biggest influence in a child's life and they are the ones would mold their belief system. So, if the child turned out great, the credit goes to the parents', if not, the parents are at fault if the child turned out to be a sour apple. Studies have shown that peer relationships, exposure to media, and other external factors exert a stronger influence. So let not society define good parenting for you. Just walk the talk and become the person you want your kid to be.

Should I be a disciplinarian or an indulgent parent?


Parenting style affects the child's confidence, health, and overall wellbeing. So picking a universal style won't cut it, one needs to choose a style that is best suited to your child's needs. We break down the three most effective styles along with their pro's and con's and share a few parenting tips.

Disciplinarian or Authoritative


'Because I say so' or 'My house, my rules' are a few statements that pull your strings then you are likely to follow an authoritative parenting style.

Pro's: Traits like obedience, problem-solving and better life choices are inbuilt in them at an earlier stage
Con's: Kids may be at a higher risk of becoming too aggressive, hostile and may also have low self-esteem

Indulgent or Permissive


This parenting style is where one thinks of their kids as friends. They step in only if there is a serious requirement.

Pro's: Kids are often more open/vocal, warm, and nurturing
Con's: Since the discipline style is completely opposite, kids may exhibit behavioural problems, and are likely to struggle academically, and also face health problems

Uninvolved


Parents following this style of upbringing are like to offer full freedom and stay out of their child's way of life. They make a conscious decision to not be involved to let their kids build their own identity.

Pro's: Kids learn self-reliance and make informed decisions at a very early age and have less or no expectations
Con's: Kids feel neglected and may resort to substance abuse as a distraction.

Good parenting not only inculcates good behaviour amongst kids but also promotes self-control, intellectual curiosity, and motivation. We give you are a few healthy parenting tips that are likely to be super rewarding.
• Set limited boundaries – It is important to give your kids freedom and independence, but set limitations so they explore opportunities within a safe environment
• Discipline and not punish – There is a very fine line between enforcing things to behave a certain way and helping them grow into a better human being. Learn to be compassionate even during difficult times
• Be assertive – Choose to let go of certain choices but be assertive towards meaningful battles like 'no hitting', 'no lying' or, 'no talking back' etc.
• Bond together – Indulge in a little playtime or read a book or just hang out with your children without any interruptions to build a strong bond. This will not only open room for communication but also build trust that is extremely important
• Apologies - Parents are human beings too and are likely to make mistakes. So face up and apologies to set an example
• Stay truthful – aren't you expecting the same from your kid? Why not become their role model
• Be affectionate – Studies prove that physical affection increases brain development. It also makes them less anxious; they are merrier and most importantly it builds a strong emotional bond

However, as a rule of thumb, some tips might not work their charm on certain age groups. Physical affection to a teenager might be embarrassing and setting boundaries for a toddler is a no-no! So we further break down the phases and share a few more in-depth parenting tips.

Preschooler Parents


They are eager learners, so do not be surprised if they want to pick out their own clothes, or begin to ask many 'why' questions. The best way to nurture them is to let them grow and become independent. Set expectations to pick up their own toys, let them do things on their own, do not redo what they've done, praise them – it gets their attention and they are likely to do better when given attention. Setting a daily routine and relying on distractions to discipline will prevent melt-downs.

Teenager Parenting Tips


Your talkative daughter may just communicate in holophrasis. 'Yes', 'No' and 'Okay' become their favourite words and they might not be willing to share details anymore. The emotional separation allows them to become well-adjusted adults; however, it is pivotal for parents to acknowledge attention. Respect their feelings and try to listen, set rules and consequences instead of giving ultimatums, and be fixable and reasonable towards their choices and decisions. Opt to monitor their lifestyle without invading their privacy.

Parenting Adult Children


You might breathe a sigh of relief that the rebellious teenager phase is now over, but navigating a strong relationship with an adult child is a mammoth task. But when do you your advice? When to keep quiet? When to offer complete independence? Here's what you can do:
• Offer advice without being critical of their choices, communicate in a way they understand to build empathy
• Agree to disagree - Conflicts are not likely to disappear overnight, hence instead of clashing learn to accept and agree to their decisions
• Set boundaries even if they've flown the coop. You may or may not be their 3 am friend, but having timely intimate discussions builds a stronger bond
• Share the burden – they may not need a sticker chart, but ensure you set expectations towards their contribution. Be it household chores, home expenses or medical reimbursement, they should take up responsibilities

While you work hard to build their future, don't forget to live yours! Learn to build a close bond with them so it isn't just about setting their life but also living yours.


Article by Tony John
Tony John is a professional blogger from India, who started his first Weblog in 1998 at Tripod.com. Tony switched to blogging as a passion blended business in the year 2000 and currently operates several popular web properties including IndiaStudyChannel.com, Techulator.com, dotnetspider.com and many more.

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Comments

Author: DR.N.V. Srinivasa Rao13 Aug 2020 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 3

A good article from the author. This will give good insights to the parents.
We have to change our way of treating our children as they grow up. Once our children our majors that is they are 18 years, we should treat them as our friends. We should give more importance to their desires and thoughts also. We should value their interests also. We should give our advice and see that they will take the correct decision. We can tell him the pros and cons of various decisions and we should see that they will take the correct decision. We should not be authoritative and at the same time, we should not ignore them also. A balanced approach is always a good way of treating our children,
When our children are preschoolers and when they are around 3 to5 years they will be getting so many doubts and they may be asking us. We should not discourage them and we should try to answer all their questions and see that his interest will not go down. If you ignore their questions their interest will die down.

Author: Dr. Sanchita Ranjan14 Aug 2020 Member Level: Gold   Points : 3

A very informative article written by the author. Parenting is the base of child development. Good parenting only can make a good personality. Parenting is concerned with what way you care your child. Nowadays most of the parents have a problem in treating their child. They are unable to understand that how should I care for my child. Some child is obedient but some are stubborn. So, in such a situation parents can play an important role in treating their child. As the child grows, we should observe their psychology. We should value their desire. Some parents always rule over their child and never give a chance to say something. That is not good. Obedience and discipline should be developed from inside not by dominant nature. The best way to treating your child is to let them grow and be independent. Let them a chance to select their own toys. Always keep an optimistic attitude towards them.

Author: Umesh17 Aug 2020 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 3

Very useful article by the author. What I perceive is that parenting is an art. It employs a great study of human psychology to deal with the children. During the growing phase children would be going on through many turmoils in their own world and we the parents at this advanced age might not understand their needs. Sometimes they wouldn't like to confide in the parents for the obvious reasons of getting banged but if they handle them with care and affection they would open up immediately. One thing which is of paramount nature in this context is that in any case the parents should not pamper the children and on the contrary make them brave and independent so that they can well take up the coming challenges in their lives. Too much dependency of children on the parents is not a good sign. They have to be supported and guided in their mission but they also have to learn to take their own decisions in their lives. Good parents have to consider all these things in their mind before they instruct the children or guide them.



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