Parenting plays an integral role in the development of a child. Research has revealed that correct parenting influences social, cognitive and psychological growth which affects children both in childhood years and as an adult. Here are some parenting tips which will help in forging a great bond with your children.
Be an Example for your own kids. Your children will become who you are; so be who you want them to be.
Put yourself in their Shoes. If you feel irritated by your child’s behavior, put yourself in their shoes for a moment. Haven’t you too as a child, also acted in the similar manner sometimes?
Give Attention. When spending quality time with your kids, avoid getting distracted by other things such as Social Media, Internet, talking to friends, office work etc.
Be Polite. Kids learn how to interact with others mainly by observing how the family members behave. Telling them not to shout by shouting yourself is the kind of behavior that should be the avoided. Add to your own vocabulary words like “please” and “thank you” and use it for all including house help, driver, watchman with respect and politeness. Kids will follow suit.
Have Family-Time Set aside at least fifteen minutes every day, when the entire family can be together, be it for having a meal or playing some board games or just conversing in relaxed moments.
Be a Friend rather than being a strict parent. If you set an atmosphere of fear and anxiety, how can you expect a good rapport with your children? Avoid imposing yourself on them. Create a joyous and loving atmosphere and create a strong friendship.
Correct parenting helps in inculcating self-discipline as well as in developing a positive attitude towards everything in life.