9. Keep Things In Perspective And Persuade Your Goal
If you are like most parents, you want your children to be good at school, be responsible, independent, productive, respectful, be caring and compassionate, enjoy meaningful relationships with you and others, and have a happy and healthy life.
But how much time do you spend on persuading those goals?
If you are like most parents, you may spend most of your time just trying to get through the day. You spend most of time just trying to survive, instead of helping your child thrive.
In order to not let the survival mode dominate your life, step back if you feel angry or exhausted. Find ways to turn a negative experience into a learning opportunity for your child. Remember that even epic tantrums can be turned into valuable brain-sculpting moments.
Doing that, you will remain a healthy perspective at the same time working on one of your top goals in parenting: building a good relationship with your child.
10. Take Shortcut to Utilize Findings In Latest Research
Taking shortcut here means taking advantage of what is already known by scientists. This can be a good parenting tip and parental advice.
Parenting is among the most researched fields in psychology. Many parenting practices, techniques, or even traditions have been researched, verified, refined, or refuted scientifically.
Using scientific knowledge is not a one-size-fits-all strategy since every child is different and there are many different effective parenting practices you can choose depending on your child’s temperament.
For example, instead of spanking, there are many better alternative methods such as redirection, removing privileges, reasoning, time-in, and more. You can pick up the non-punitive discipline method that can work best for your child.
The Diathsis-Stress Model concluded that those who have vulnerabilities to suffer from a psychological disorder seem to develop one when they experience stress.
Therefore, the importance of parenting cannot be underestimated.