If you are a parent then you must agree that parenting is a big challenge. The challenge of a parent in nurturing their kid begins right from the birth of their child. However this challenge gets bigger as your child gets older. As your child gets older the complications in his life also increase. You must concur with this, as you too are going through the same challenge almost every day. Every parent wants to bring up their child in a proper way. This is to ensure that their child in the long run grows up to be a proper and successful human being.
Give your child enough time and attention – You probably find it very hard to manage time for your child because of your busy work schedule. As a result your child hardly gets to spend some quality time with you. This is totally unacceptable for the kid who is too young to understand your work pressure. As a result the child misunderstands you and starts developing grudges against you. In the long run this may develop into serious hatred towards you.
A child also becomes violent and aggressive and has a tendency to go against you in whatever you suggest. In such cases you need to understand where the real problem lies and patiently go about solving it. Forcing your child to obey you will not help. However if you give your child enough time the entire problem will not arise. Of course you will not give less priority to your work but you need to strike a balance.
Try to be your child’s best friend – Friendship with your child is very important. The first step towards friendship is to earn his trust. Especially after your child has reached adolescence it is possible for him/her to loose track. You should always be there as a friend to show him the right way. At this stage if you are his friend then he would share things with you.
Thus you can find out if your child is getting into something inappropriate. You can take necessary steps to stop him. Try to persuade him rather than forcing him so that the rapport you built stays intact.
Successful parenting is not an easy job. You need to be methodical about it and you need to continuously evaluate your performance to do a thorough job.