Good parenting skills are
always acquired with time. In order to become the best parent one has to keep
on learning. Parenting is not something which can be taught in a
school. And no one can become the best parent from Day 1. So take your first
step towards being the ‘best parent’ and understand the suggested ways which
can help improve your parental skills.
1: Be a Good
It is essential to understand your child and for that, it is
important to listen to them. Many parents just keep on explaining the do’s and
don’ts without giving the child an opportunity to explain his fears, anxieties
and doubts. Be sure to give your total and undivided attention to your child,
when they communicate with you.
2. Show Your
It is obvious that all parents love their child, but it is
also necessary to show your love and affection visibly. After all, nobody,
least of all a kid is a mind reader! An embrace every day and few loving words
can make your child feel cherished and beloved. At the same time, the child
will feel safe and happy.
Some Quality Time with Your Children:
There is a difference between ‘spending time’ and ‘spending
quality time’. Being a parent you should try to make the most of your time with
your kids interactive, i.e., by playing games, telling stories or even by
simply chatting about all things under the sky. This will strengthen your
emotional bonding with your child.
4. Be Firm,
Fair and Friendly:
It is important to decide disciplinary rules at home. The
rules should be fair and just which implies that punishment for breaking a rule
should not be too harsh. However, in all cases the communication should be
amicable, non-threatening and non-abusive. Your child should respect you and
not be afraid of you.
5. Set a
A parent is a child’s first role model and they should not
have clay feet. What you tell your child and what you follow should be the
same. As it is rightly said, a child might learn less from what you say but
more from what you do. Be a role model to your child in all senses.
Appreciation, Not Condemnation:
Positive parenting is very important. Instead of always
telling your children what not to do, try to tell them what to do. Also
remember to give them proper praise and recognition for all the good work they
do. You can also reward them for their good deeds; it ensures that such
behaviour gets repeated.
Yourself in Your Child’s Shoes:
Before judging your children’s behaviour, it is necessary to
understand their point of view. Also remember how you were, when you were a
child. Always give them a chance to explain their behaviour. It is easy to be
judgmental but more rewarding to be forgiving and understanding.
Patient with Yourself and Your Child:
Always remember that Rome was not built in a day. Never
expect your child to change overnight or expect yourself to become a great
parent instantaneously. It all takes time and changes come only gradually. So
We hope you will make use of the above tips for good
parenting skills. One day when your child rises to great heights, you can be
proud that you have played a significant part in his success and happiness. All