Parenting in this 21st century is not kids play… especially if you want to raise good, responsible and respectable children. No wonder a lot of couples especially the mothers have become stay and work at home homes.. This is strategic in order to look after the kids. The influence of technology, modern day and societal changes are contributing to the degradation of parental home front
How many kids do you see giving their seats up for adults or elderly ones? How many times do you have to ask or remind children to greet? How many times do you have to talk about responsibilities, doing things the right way, getting upset and so much more
The fact is parenting theses days is harder and you have to adopt Smart parenting methods:
Remain Calm: One of the easiest parenting mistakes is allowing yourself to get upset. Once you are angry, you have given your child control and now need a parent to calm you down. The best way to have control is to remain calm; so take a deep breath, take a timeout for yourself if needed, then return to your child and talk calmly and respectfully to him/her – when you are both ready.
Show your child that s/he deserves that respect. Demonstration is an important parenting tool; so if you scream at your child, chances are s/he’ll scream back.
If you treat him/her with respect, that respect will be returned. Get down on your child’s level, or take seats next to each other to talk about the issue at hand.
Stay tuned for more parenting tips for the 21st century.