Who wouldn’t want to be a good parent in the eyes of their children? For when they become of age and have a family of their own, they follow on the steps or the way they’ve been nurtured by their parents’ right? So how can you achieve good and effective Parenting skills without over doing it?
Being good is not enough, but by loving your kids though they may be hard headed most of the times and by not forgetting to let them know the error of their ways as well. Here are several ways that you may find helpful in your search of learning proper parenting skills.
Good role model to them should be your first concern. Children tend to imitate and follow what their elders will do, let alone their parents. If you want your child to grow up productive, responsible and respectful human being then make sure that you embody such characteristic yourself. Be patient and always be calm.
It doesn’t mean that you’ll condone to their bad deeds, of course you also need to discipline then to let them realize the bad things that they’ve done. However, after, punishing them, you can opt to talk to them in a clam and soothing voice. Point out to them why they were being punished or why they were punished.
You’ll be surprised that they actually know that what they did is wrong. Explain to them if there are things that you refuse to give them when they ask for something, which may not be suitable for their age. Or may not do them any good at all. Explain to them their bad behaving and let them know that children with bad behavior cannot gain lots of friends.
And if they choose to be good, they’ll have friends and children will be good to them as well. Encouraging your child’s self-esteem would be the best thing for you to do. It is only through your support that they’ll full explore what they are capable of doing. It is during this age that they excel and starts to discover their own talents and skills.
Never forget to let them know that you love them. No matter how good and bad they are. They will still be your children; however it would please you more and will make you happier if they always be good and do good to others as well. Most of all never forget to tell them that you love them and let them hear you say “I LOVE YOU” to them.
However, you may not totally agree to it, but being a God-fearing parent would be the greatest parenting skill that you can show to your child.