Parenting mistakes happen unknowingly from dads as well as moms. Read on to learn about the 5 biggest mistakes made by moms.
Sometimes moms also make some mistakes knowingly or unknowingly even though they are smart enough to raise their kids, paying all the attention and keeping their kids as their first priorities. Here are some of the mistakes discussed which moms make while rearing their kids; have a look at this.
1. Being Too Rigid
Do not be too rigid with your kids and try to be flexible as much as possible when dealing with your kids. Make your rules clear and try to be consistent with your rules so that the kids do not get confused. Be considerate when the situations are unusual and need to be compromised. Too much rigidity will mar your relationship with your children and the children may try to keep a distance with you whenever you are around. They may also start to suppress important things from you in the fear that they may get a scolding and may get rebuked. So try to behave normally with your kids even if you are in a fit of rage. 2. Comparing Your Kids With Others
This is the most common mistake that every moms make is to compare their kids with others. It is a sort of competition among mothers to prove their child’s worth and every mother wants to top the list by showing off the talent of their kids to others. Those mothers whose children are not so good at studies feel the frustration inside them and do not leave any stones unturned in making their child a genius. This creates a pressure in the minds of the children and they start taking failures as an embarrassment which sometimes may take a toll of their lives. 3. Not Accepting Help
After carrying the baby for nine months it is very natural for moms to feel a little weird to hand over the baby to someone else and wanting to do all the work by themselves, ending up not getting any rest for themselves. This also irks the other members of the family because they are not getting to spend much time with the baby as the moms do not entrust the responsibility of the baby to anybody else. This very thought is meaningless and moms should know that moms have a special status with the baby and it does not really matters, who is holding the baby. 4. Not Being Conscious about Safety
When you have kids at home, be very careful to dispose of the hazardous wastes at the proper place. Do not leave the things unattended as you may forget to put them in the bin afterwards. Your little one may get hurt by these things; it is a common behaviour of kids to put things in their mouth whatever they see, they may put something hazardous in their mouths which can prove to be very fatal and you need to rush to the hospital taking your baby. So be very careful to put the right things at the right place and always keep a close watch on your baby no matter how busy you are with your chores. 5. Overspending on Clothes
Sometimes the first time mothers buy too many new clothes for the baby sometimes even before the baby is born. This is a sheer waste of money as babies grow fast and as a result outgrows the new dresses just after wearing them once or twice. Then the mothers realise that it could have been better if they had saved the amount for something productive without wasting the money on the babies’ clothes.
So moms, try to play a smart so that you do not end up doing something that will not really be appreciated in the days to come. Which are the common parenting mistakes made by moms? How can moms avoid making parenting mistakes? What are the effects of parenting mistakes on children? Discuss here.
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