Parenting is a journey that takes plenty of patience and understanding, and there’s no perfect recipe for what makes a good parent. While some parents follow textbook parenting techniques, others rely on their own instincts to make decisions and handle the behavior of their kids. While much of your parenting journey will vary depending on your child’s actions, cultivating the following qualities in yourself will go a long way towards providing your little one with a stable and loving home.
What qualities do you need to cultivate in yourself to be a great parent?
Very first responsibility of parents is to ensure the security of their child, they should protect their child from hot and cold environment, they should feed their child on time, they should sooth their kid when they become anxious and frightened.
Many studies have shown that warmth in the parent-child relationship is related to positive outcomes for children. Higher self-esteem, better parent-child communication, and fewer psychological and behavior problems have been linked to warmth and affection between parent and child. Parental warmth and affection is also positively related to adolescent academic competence and negatively related to teen pregnancy and associations with deviant peers. Parental warmth is even found to encourage children’s use of social support and proactive, problem-focused coping styles. Conversely, receiving insufficient levels of parental support can foster feelings of alienation, expressions of hostility and aggression, diminished self-esteem, and antisocial and risk behaviors.
If someone has hurt your child’s feelings, have her write out reasons why that person might have acted that way. Putting oneself in another person’s shoes can lead to understanding and can help your child learn to let the offense go and move forward.
Tell the truth yourself. Think a white lie is okay? It may not harm anyone, but remember that your child is watching to see if you are truthful or not.
Here is a list of some character traits of Child’s that should develop:
Appreciate your parents for everything. Becoming successful and reaching ones full potential is great. But don’t forget about your parents on the way to the top. They are the ones who have raised you, so be dutiful and kind to them. Appreciate your parents for all that they have done for you. Make them proud of the person that you ultimately become, remember, success is not what you get but who you become. Be the best that you can be, and be there for them in their old age. “Love your parents. We are so busy growing up; we often forget they are also growing old.”
Don’t anger your parents in order to please other people. Those other people did not spend their lives building yours. Love your parents and treat them with loving care, For you will only know their value when you see their empty chair.
Always stay positive with your parents, no matter how worse the situation is because they didn’t leave you when you were young. So don’t leave them when they are old.”
In every situation respect your parents. As the great saying “A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone.” Billy Graham
Be humble with your parents. “Don not use the sharpness of your tongue on the mother who taught you to speak.
Spend time with them:
There’s nothing like spending quality time with others to show you value the relationship. Try enjoying a picnic on a Saturday, sign up together to volunteer in your community or try something new together, like taking an art or cooking class. If you have little ones, bring them along for a meaningful, multi-generational experience.
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