We are celebrating Children’s Day today. Children’s day ois celebrated in, all over India to commemorate the birth anniversary of India’s first Prime Minister, Jawarharlal Nehru, who was also a great advocate for children’s right and for an all-inclusive education system. On Children’s day let us have a look at some effective parenting tips.
Listen to Your Kids: These days the trend of explaining to them is increasing but you have to listen them first before giving them advice. Try to understand your point to them. Make it a priority to know what your kids are hoping for, what they fear, and what they feel anxious about. Listen and ask questions, even if they ignore you or try to evade answering. Value their thoughts and opinions. Encourage them to share it with you without any hesitation.
Take responsibility: Do not try to present a perfect example of yourself in front of your kids. We are not perfect so do not try to create an image for a perfect human being in front of your kids. Your job is to teach your kids the difference between right and wrong, which means you need to follow the rules, too. So, when you do something wrong, make a mistake, or lose your cool, fess up. You should apologize, take responsibility for your actions. It is not a crime to commit a mistake but it is a crime to hide it.
Discipline: These days the trend of becoming friendly with your kids is increasing day by day and it is a good thing but you also need to remember that discipline is very important in your life. Discipline is consistent but flexible. There will be times when you'll say no to your kids and mean it. It is ok to say no but how effectively you say it is a trick that you need to know.
Encourage them: Do not compare your child with others. Do not discourage him. Start developing their sense of self as babies when they see themselves through their parents' eyes. Your tone of voice, your body language, and your every expression are absorbed by your kids. Your words and actions as a parent affect their developing self-esteem more than anything else. You should celebrate the small accomplishments of your child that give him the confidence to do something big.
Spend time with your child: These days in the environment where both the parents work, where even there is privacy between parents and kids. Don’t deny that your kid needs you. He often hard for parents and kids to get together for a family meal, let alone spend quality time together. Kids who aren't getting the attention they want from their parents often act out or misbehave because they're sure to be noticed that way.