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How Should Parenting be in Modern Times?

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I am Shikha. I am a graduate and enjoy doing creative things like writing on various topics as it provides me with knowledge.


How Should Parenting be in Modern Times?

  • Understand Your Children:

One of the most crucial things you can learn as a parent is to understand your child. It is very beneficial for learning how to nurture and guide your child as they develop. You must remember that your child has a distinct personality trait that lasts their entire life. Parents need to understand their children’s to manage their emotions so they can communicate, build relationships, and manage challenging times. Some parents don’t understand the feelings of their children as they thought they have the right to manage their children according to their needs. But sometimes a child wants love, understanding, respect, and care. Every human on earth needs care. Therefore, it's crucial to respect others' needs, give them space, and be there for them when they're in need. Remember how when they were younger they would always tell you everything that had happened to them because they knew you wouldn't judge them, but now they are afraid to tell you how they feel about other people and their parents because they know you will. That is why most of our children have depression and other diseases. Make them your friends so they won't be afraid to open up to you.

  • Give Importance to Your Children:

It’s a basic thing that we all need at some time. When you give importance to your children they will feel loved and they give back the love and care to you. It makes you both happy. If a family is happy then the environment of your house will also happy, loved, and cheerful. It will create understanding between you and no one will break it. It is a small thing but gives a big impact on your life.

  • Communication is the Key:

We always read or listen to this quote but do we are applying this or not? Communication is a small word but has a deep meaning on its own. Everyone wants to be understood by other people but no one wants to understand each other. Communicate with your children about how their day spend or what they want to do in their career etc. This will help you in increasing your understanding with your children and your bonding will get stronger. Sometimes we need someone who can listen to our problems and guide us that is why counseling classes are out there helping people. Effective communication fosters understanding and trust. So from now on try to communicate with your children and listen to them.

  • Give Time and Attention to Your Children:

In this fast pace society, nobody has time even sometimes we don’t have time for our family too. But this is not right. In my point of view time and attention is the beautiful gift we can give to our family and friends. Give time and attention to your children so that they feel loved. Sometimes children feel ignorant and this can cause many health issues. I heard about one story of a child who was very ill and doctors said he was in a critical situation. Your child is a victim of ignorance because both parents are working and they don’t have time for their child. But somehow with god’s grace, he is fit now and now they are taking care of him. Relations and family are more important than anything else. Notice your children's behavior and give time and attention to them so that they will feel loved.

  • Make Your Children Your Friends:

Be a friend to your kid. You can spend time getting your child's trust and go on outings to foster friendships. Everybody opens up to the person with whom they feel most at ease. Your children will open up to you about their problems if you create a comfortable environment for them.

  • Always Try to Create a Happy Environment Around Them:

Your child's perceptions are significantly influenced by their environment. A nurturing environment not only broadens his horizons but also maintains his curiosity. A child is not afraid to ask questions or form opinions in a positive environment. He moves forward in life with cheer and spirit. Creating a positive environment for your children is the single most important thing you can do for them throughout their lives, especially if you want to raise happy children.

As a parent, I want my child to grow up to be confident, kind, safe, and happy. You need to create a happy and cheerful environment at your home so that your child feels safe and enjoys being at home. It's possible only because of the surroundings. And by creating a more positive environment at home, we will be able to raise a much happier and kinder child.

  • Understand Your Children’s Behavior and their Needs:

Sometimes you see that your child is not behaving well. Try to understand their situation talk to them nurture them and ask about their needs so that they will create a bonding with you. It is crucial to control children's behavior in a way that helps them gain knowledge and abilities that will enable them to manage their emotions and control their own behavior.

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  • Always Appreciate Your Children:

The most important emotional need of a child is to feel appreciated. When you value and encourage your child, you can significantly raise their sense of self-worth. Self-confidence can be developed with appreciation. It keeps your child from feeling neglected and aids in his development of a moral sense. Never make comparisons between your child and other kids. Recognize and value their efforts so they will continue to give their best.

  • Don't Speak Negatively to Your Children:

Negative parenting is a collection of neglectful or harmful actions and behaviors that can have long-term consequences for a child's development and mental health, even into adulthood. While some actions may be deliberate, parents frequently fail to recognize that their actions, or lack thereof can have a long-term impact on their child.

  • Give Small Responsibilities to Your Children:

All of us desire to bring up responsible kids. Try to assign them daily small tasks that they can be accountable for, such as making their bed or tidying up the mess in their room. These small tasks make your child responsible for their daily duties and also lessen your burden. Your children's contributions, both inside and outside the home, can rise as they get older. Children must learn to take care of themselves as well as contribute to the welfare of the family.

Your focus should be on developing a child who will enjoy contributing and taking responsibility, not on completing this particular task. Make the work enjoyable. If necessary, sit next to him and assist him for the first thirty times he performs the task to provide as much structure, support, and hands-on assistance as you can. Create a morning routine for your child because it will help him to be healthy and disciplined.

  • Teach Them Good Habits from Childhood:

Positive habits shape a child's nature in the future. Teaching your child healthy habits when they are too young is a challenging task. However, you can practice these routines every day to help him adopt them as a way of life. You have undoubtedly considered your child's future and have devised countless strategies to help him achieve his goals. It is crucial to instill good habits in your child because they will follow him for the rest of his life.

  • Start by talking about basic hygiene with him, such as brushing his teeth and washing his hands after meals or breakfast.
  • Introduce him to a healthy eating lifestyle.
  • Teach very fundamental manners and etiquette, such as the definitions of "thank you" and "excuse me" and when to use them.
  • Respect elders.

A child picks up the most knowledge from his parents and his surroundings. You must master the subject you want to teach your child in order to do that. Except when your child is around you, you don't need to do this constantly. Never argue with your spouse in front of your children. It leaves a negative psychological imprint on your child. Your actions, the atmosphere in your home, and your ability to handle difficult situations all play a significant role in your child's development of positive habits.

  • Teach Them About God and How to do Prayers and Keep Faith:

Children can begin learning to pray even before they are able to speak in complete sentences by simply watching you pray and by inviting them to pray with you as best they can. As with any good habit, you should establish prayer as a regular part of your life. Once a child is able to communicate verbally, he or she can learn to pray on their own, either aloud or silently.

If you're a parent who believes in God, chances are you want to instill solid, character-building, faith-growing practices in your children's daily habits. Tell them how to do prayers and have faith in god. It will help your child.

  • In the end, Love is Important in any Relationship:

Love is the most fundamental and important aspect in any relationship. You can teach good habits with love and build a strong relationship between you and your child.

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