3: Practice Kind and Firm Positive Parenting
We are born with about 100 billion brain cells (or neurons) with relative connections, which together drive our actions, create our thoughts, shape our personalities, and determine basically who we are. They are created, strengthened, and sculpted through experiences throughout our lives.
If you give your children positive experiences, they will be able to experience positive experiences themselves as well as offer them to the others.
If you give your children negative experiences, they won’t have the development necessary for them to thrive.
Always keep that in your mind. Play indoor games. Go to the park. Have a fun bike riding. Laugh with your kids. Ride through their emotional tantrum. Together solve a problem with a positive attitude.
Doing these positive experiences will create good connections in your children’s brain as well as form the memories of you that your children carry for life.
In terms of discipline, although it seems hard to remain positive, parents can practice Positive Discipline to avoid punitive measures.
Being a good parent means you need to teach your kids the moral in what is right and what is wrong. Setting limits and being consistent are the main keys to good discipline. Be firm and kind when enforcing those rules. Focus on the reason behind your kids’ behavior and make it a change to learn for the future, instead of punishing for the past.
4. Be A Safe Haven For Your Kids
Let your kids know that you will always be there for them by being responsive to the kids’ signals and sensitive to their needs. Support and accept your kids as an individual. Be a safe and warm haven for them to explore from.
Kids raised by parents who are consistently responsive tend to have better social development, emotional development, and mental health outcomes.