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10 Things Not to Do As a Parent

It is essential to avoid doing certain thing to aid right growth and development of children. Let us take a look at the 10 things not to do as a parent.

If you think parenting is an easy task, wait, you are not wrong – you can be right. While you are on the path of the most beautiful journey, you just have to be careful of not committing few horrendous mistakes that parents often overlook, which can have bad impacts on your children, otherwise it is a clean task. Here are the 10 things you must not do as a parent.

1. Do Not Overreact on Every Little Thing

Kids often try to find the weak spot where you can get really irritated and react. It is better to let go of the little disrespectful things your kids do, such as smirking, eye rolling, etc. while you are talking to them. Try to respond effectively.

2. Never Use Abusive Words

You may be undergoing stressful time – be it with your partner or workplace or any other family member. In any such frustrating condition, you should be careful choosing your words. You must never bad mouth others or your kids directly or indirectly.

3. Do Not Give Your Kids Junk Food

Junk food, such as instant noodles, chocolates, deep fried snacks, candies, etc., can surely bring the joy and happiness in your kids, but you have to be careful in limiting the frequency as they are unhealthy for your kids.

4. Do Not Take Your Child’s Side

Your children may complain that their teacher is bad as he or she gives too much of homework, or the neighbor’s kid is too annoying to them, etc. In such cases, do not blindly take their side, but teach them to be respectful.

5. Do Not Be Your Child’s Slave

Doing the bed for your child, tying their shoe laces, combing their hair, making them wear clothes, packing their bags etc. – stop doing every little thing for your kids; instead allow your kids to do their own chores and be responsible.

6. Do Not Bribe

“No dessert if you don’t finish your homework” – does this sound familiar? Parents often take the resort of bribing to get things done, which leaves them thinking that things can be done if bribed or blackmailed.

7. Do Not Give In

Do you give in to your child’s cry? Children have a tendency to get their things done by crying or nagging, but never give in to such drama. Teach them how to approach for anything they want in an appropriate manner.

8. Do Not Be So Busy

Make a routine to spend quality time with your kids. Keep all your gadgets away from you while you are with your kid – no phone calls or messages should interrupt you then. Do not be so busy that you miss watching them grow up.

9. Do Not Yell or Scream or Bash

No matter how much you advise, your kids are going to learn what you do. So avoid yelling or screaming at them – they may listen to you out of fear at that time, but they will actually not learn the real reason of doing something you want them to do. Hitting kids just teach them violence, so avoid that too.

10. Do Not Spoil Your Kid

You may want your kids to grow up without any difficulties and get them things before even they ask for – no, do not do that! Teach them patience and teach them the value of your hard-earned money, so that they can respect and enjoy smallest gifts as well.

It is true that parenting needs a lot of efforts to raise children the right way, but all you need to do is to set correct examples so that the children can learn from you and learn the moral values of life. Once they learn them, it will be proved that you are an awesome parent.

Which are the bad parenting habits? Which type of behaviour should be avoided by parents? How do bad parenting habits affect children? Discuss here.

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Sneha.2 years ago
Doing negative things can be responsible for development of negative behaviour in children.
Preeti.2 years ago
Doing such things can spoil the future of children.
Dhwani.2 years ago
We must definitely never do such things as parents.
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