Parenting is not easy.
Good parenting is hard work.
Good parents don’t need to be perfect.
No one is perfect.
No parent is perfect.
No child is perfect either.
Keep this always in mind when you set your expectations.
However, it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t work towards that goal.
Firstly, set high standards for ourselves and then for our children.
Here are some of the best tips on learning effective parenting skills.
1. Be A Good Role Model
Instead of just telling your children what you want them to do, show them by action.
Human is a special species on the planet since we can learn by imitating. We are programmed to copy other’s actions in order to understand them as well as to incorporate them into our own. Particularly, children carefully watch everything their parents do.
Therefore, be the person that you want your children to be. Respect your children, show them a positive attitude and behavior, have empathy towards your children’s emotions, and your children will follow suit.
2. Love Them And Show Them Your Love Through Action
Show your love. Loving them can’t spoil them.
There are many types of what people can choose to do in the name of love – things such as leniency, low expectation, over-protection, and material-indulgence. If these things are given in place of real love, you will have a spoiled child.
Loving your children might be as simple as spending time with them, giving them hugs, and seriously listening to their issues.
Showing these acts of love for your children can trigger the release of feel-good hormones like oxytocin, prolactin, and opioids. These neurochemicals can bring us and your children emotional warmth, a deep sense of calm, and contentment, which can help your children develop resilience, not to mention a closer relationship with you.