Parents are expected to bring up their children in the right manner so that they will become not only responsible adults for their families but also law-abiding citizens. As a parent, you have to be intentional as far as the affairs of your child are concerned.
Good parents, just like the other humans make mistakes. However, whenever you make mistakes, you should seek corrective measures since children usually pick up what their parents do and not what they say. Let us look at some of the excellent parenting skills.
As a parent, you should note that your child is always looking up to you in all matters. You should practice what you preach; do not preach water and take wine. Children smoothly execute what they see you doing and not what you tell. Explains the different ways of handling the aspects of finances with your children without screwing them.
For instance, if you are abusive to your spouse and tell your children not to be abusive to their peers, this will not happen. They are likely to pick some of the insults and use them on their peers. Children learn from imitation, and they best do it from their parents. This, therefore, calls the parents to be everything they desire their children to be.
As a parent, you must exhibit traits of love. One misconception that people have always had is that loving your children could spoil them. This is, however, further from the truth as research has shown otherwise. Learn to do certain things like in the name of love as this will teach your child to learn to respect you.
Be on the lookout for things like over-protection, low-expectation, and material indulgence as this is some of the things that can spoil your children. We have various ways in which you can exhibit love like listening to the concerns of your children, spending time with them, and hugging them.
Humans are born with approximately 100 billion neurons or the brain cells, which means that they typically have limited connections. The connections are critical because they are what inform our decisions, drive our actions, and help in shaping our personality. They determine the kind of person that we end up becoming. As we live life, these thoughts are sculpted and strengthened through the various experiences that we go through.
As a parent, you should ask yourself what is your goal in raising your child. This will help you to make the best decision that will favor both you and your child.
If you want your child to excel in school, then you have to independent, responsible, and productive. Also, enjoy the meaningful relationship with others. Practice acts of love, care and be compassionate and you will without a shred of doubt live a fulfilling life.