Today’s blog is a guest post from Danish Wadhwa. Danish is an avid reader and writer with an undying passion for sharing his knowledge through his blogs. He is HubSpot Inbound certified and is the Founder of fly.biz.
Positive parenting is an approach to change the parent’s mindset. It involves the profound understanding of how to motivate your kids. We all try to maintain a healthy relationship with our kids no matter what the problems are. A relationship builds on the trust, honesty, emotions, and unconditional love. Childhood is the right time to give the right shape to children’s minds. Here are some strategies you can start following today:
1). Positive Potential:
Kids are mentally sensitive. They learn what we teach them. Our children perceive information, behavior and motivation from their surroundings. Children spend most of their time with their parents; therefore, the parent’s role is highly critical during the early years of childhood. Try to keep up the essence of positivism in their lives.
2). Be Genuine:
Be honest and transparent towards your children. Don’t be fake to portray yourself as an ideal parent. Allow your children to see what you really are, what you feel, and what you expect them to do. Do not try to be perfect by being typical when it comes to the principles of parenting as your children may not like your ideological attitude. Constraining them to the boundaries of perfection will result in the total loss of reality in the relationship.
3). Let Them Make Mistakes:
Mistakes play a vital role in the mental improvement of a person. People learn from their mistakes. Teach your children that anyone can make mistakes so don’t feel embarrassed when something goes wrong.
4). Define and Follow Your Long-Term Objectives:
What is your future plan for kids? Their happiness, freedom, independence, health, responsibility and stable future lies in your hands. They achieve their future objective under your leadership. As a parent, how would you describe your child? I guess you don’t want to think about terms like bad, misbehaved or any word used to express your child’s weakness or negative points. The primary concern is what you want to have and how you act to achieve it.
In hard moments, never forget the long-term goals you’ve planned for your kids and take correct parenting decisions for their brighter future. They need a free environment where they enjoy playing, learning and spending quality time into developing their full potential. A study conducted with children shows that stubborn children who frequently broke the rules and regulations were likely to become successful and high earners. Doctors also suggest that the children with high willpower grasp their objectives tightly and think differently than others.
5). Social Interaction:
Allow your children to grow in a friendly environment. Social interaction with other kids, parents, neighbors etc., influences their social skills, intelligence, and emotions. You can provide them with a few hours at the park, playground or any other places where they get chances to interact with other kids or people. Meeting with other children improves their thinking capability and behavior to others. They learn about sharing, positive emotions, and competition in their life.
6). Strong Parent-Child Relationship:
If you think punishing a child is a better option to teach a lesson, then you are entirely wrong. It can have many impediments as it might hurt them, make them a liar or increase the emotional distance between you and them. Children don’t understand that you are doing this for their good because they don’t know the rules from the womb, they only know what we teach them. So it is essential to maintain a competent and trustworthy relationship with your child. You need to earn your child’s trust to make them believe in you so that when they are in trouble they can count on you. Try to ask them about their whole day such as what they did, what they like or dislike, their opinions about sensitive things, tuition assignments, friends etc.
A Final Message:
Positive parenting requires you to dedicate time and energy, and in return, it brings benefits to both parents and children. Being a parent is not a simple job, but the reward it offers is very precious and incomparable to anything else in the world.