18 Fantastic Ways To Be An Awesome Parent
Here are 18 fantastic ways to be an awesome parent….
Always Say ‘I love you' whenever you feel like you need to, even if it's 500 times a day.
There is no way that you are going to spoil your child from saying these words too often so don't be afraid to say it.
Enjoy The Moments.
It's true what your parents and grandparents have said in the past. Kids grow up to0 quickly, and before you realize what's happened, they've grown up and have left the nest, so enjoy the moments.
It's good to remember that one day your children will grow up so enjoy all those moments you can. Yes the house is in a mess, and yes, there might be toys lying around…but have a laugh, and enjoy those wonderful, sometimes crazy moments with your kids….
Play With Your Children
Sometimes it's fun to play with your children. Let them choose the activity, and play. Have fun. Playing can be so creative, and it can also create a strong bond between you and your child.
Let them choose the activity, and don't worry about rules. Just go with the flow and have fun. That's the name of the game.
Read To Your Child
Read to your child everyday at bedtime. Children are never too old to be read to.
Researchers often tells us that the average parent stops reading to their children by 6 or 7 years of age. Reading to your child can help them in so many ways, from helping their kids learn about new vocabulary, to being more creative and imaginative. If you can, keep on reading to your kids until they're much older…
Reading can also create a strong bond with your child too
Be The Role Model For Your Kids.
Your kids are watching you even if you don't think they are. So role modeling is all down to the parents.
If you want your kids to learn about being polite, and have good manners and to be respectful, then you will have to show them how to do all of these important values.
It is also healthy to show your kids how to apologize and say sorry after an argument. It is a good way to show your kids how and when to apologize.
Sometimes it is okay for the parents to apologize and say sorry to their kids. It does happen that parents may not always be right about everything and it's good for the kids to realize that adults can apologize too.
Set Time Each Day To Talk To Your Children
We can all lead busy lives, and sometimes there's not enough hours in the day to do everything you want. More importantly, when you have kids it's just so awesome if you can set time aside to spend it with your kids. Say, 15 minutes a day, where you can just hang out, and talk and joke. It's healthy to listen to your children and to share a conversation with them, about what's going on in their life. It's a great way to bond too! Your connection with your child will only grow stronger.
The art of conversation is an important social skill for kids to learn too!
Praise Your child When He Does Something Good
When your child does something that is helpful or nice, make sure you mention this to them. This will help to re enforce your child's behavior and to encourage the child to repeat the same pattern.
Additionally, make sure you talk to other family members or grandparents. While your doing this, let your child hear what your saying about them in the background.
This kind of complimentary talk is good for your child's self esteem and re enforces how proud you are of them.
Encourage Your Child To Be Independent
You'll start noticing your toddler trying to be a little more independent. They are able to fundamentally achieve small goals, and achieve new things at that age, such as dressing oneself, to putting her plate away, or clearing up her toys and putting them away.
This is awesome for their self esteem and they're learning new skills! Encourage this when you can, because your child can learn to be quite capable very early on.
Discipline Is Not Punishment
When you set rules and limits realize you can discipline without punishing. The limits you set for your children are all about teaching, and guiding them to behave in the world. Your goal should be to encourage them to become competent and caring.Children learn by what they live, and if you model your behavior (as a role model) you can show your child how to treat other people, by using compassion, and understanding.
When we spank, punish, or yell, our kids will only learn how to be aggressive.
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