Parenting can be overwhelming and tedious at the same time. If you are wondering how to be an effective parent, then you have landed on the right page my friend. Read to know more
Parenting can be overwhelming and tedious at the same time. If you are wondering how to be an
effective parent, then you have landed on the right page my friend.
As such, there is no secret ingredient or formula for being an effective parent and it does not happen
overnight. You need to be caring, loving, strict and committed to your parenthood at the same time.
There are certain tips which remain constant around the globe and the top five are mentioned below:
1. It is time to play
Playtime is essential for your kiddiewinks as they are growing. As quoted by Diane Ackerman, “
Play is our favorite way of learning”. Kids while playing get to learn and that too without even
realizing. You should be well-aware of the latest toys available in the market and provide your
kiddiewinks with them accordingly. Keep your kids updated with the learning toys. Moreover, at the
same time, it is important to set some basic rules for your kids to follow. Provide your kids with
educational and puzzles which will help them learn while playing. These learning toys help kids
enhance their gross and fine motor skills.
2. Setting some rules
Kids are very fond of cartoons, animated movies, and superheroes. For hours, they can sit in front
of the telly and watch cartoons without ever getting tired. So make sure to set some house rules for
your little ones to watch Television. The best you can do is by setting a fixed time for weekdays and
on weekend you can be little lenient and give them an extra hour to watch television. Your little
ones need to study and play outdoors as well. It is always good to tell your kids what you expect of
3. Say no to comparison
Comparing hampers the psychological well-being of your child. Due to comparison, little ones
develop inferiority complex which in turn affects their performance. So, rather than comparing just
ask them to compare themselves with the one they were yesterday. This will help them in becoming
a better person and will encourage them to do better in every aspect of their life.
4. Adaptable parenting style
Every kid behaves in a different manner which means handling them will also vary. Don’t be rigid
with your kiddiewinks when it comes to parenting. The more adamant you are the less your kids
will listen to you. So be a flexible parent and handle your kiddiewinks according to their mood.
5. Be an example
Being a good mom and dad is a full-day job and little ones constantly keep a check of that by asking
for one thing after the other. They minutely notice their parents’ behavior. So, try to portray the best
you can in front of your kids. Behave in a manner you would want your kids to behave in, for
instance: treat others with respect, be humble and polite in your conduct, don’t scream and so on.
There are no hard and fast rules of parenting, but definitely, the above tips can help you in your big
task of being the best mom and dad in the world.