Getting To The Point – Resources

Getting To The Point – Resources

Guidelines to Positive Parenting

Responsible parents have at times in their parenting life dreaded that they are not good enough. It is safe to say that this feeling is universal to all parents. Feelings of inadequacy are most common when a parent realizes that he/she has failed in some parenting aspect. A parent’s feelings of inadequacy can also be manifested when a child is the source of trouble to others. The good news is that having this feeling means the parents care enough for their children to worry about their well-being. A parent that experiences feelings of inadequacy is also likely to find further parenting skills. The factors highlighted below will be of great help if you are looking to be a better parent.

The first guideline to be an effective parent is dedicating some quality time to spend with your children. The trend in today’s parents is taking up more than one work role or shift throughout the week and working for long hours. The parent’s justification for this unhealthy behavior is to give the children everything they need This phenomenon leaves very little time for parents to interact and get to know their children’s lives. This situation minimizes the time required for a parent to know their children intimately and their progress in life. Effective parenting requires that parents dedicate enough time to get to enjoy the child’s accomplishments. If the parent is unavailable, a child is likely to seek the attention elsewhere which can lead them into a bad company of friends. The driving factor for most children is to make their parents proud; this is negatively affected if parents fail to recognize their effort. Parents should, therefore, follow closely and acknowledge the positive progress of their children and their general life accomplishments.

The third factor to be an effective parent is to make sure that your child knows that your love is unconditional. Parents should continually express their love for their children every time they feel necessary. There should be no age barrier to prevent a parent from communicating love to their children. Others tell their children how much they love them but add other conditions to their statements. For example, telling them that you love them only when they behave in a certain way or achieve something. Conditional love can negatively affect the self-worth of a child leading to low self-esteem.

In conclusion, parents should consult the guidelines above to help them combat the ever-changing role of a parent.

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