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5 Parenting Mistakes You Must Never Ignore



Ignoring certain parenting mistakes can hamper child’s development. Therefore it is essential to avoid overlooking certain parenting mistakes. Let us take a look at the 5 parenting mistakes which you should never ignore.

Being a parent is a gift as well as a responsibility and it is important to go all the way in ensuring that no stones are left unturned when it comes to proper care of your kids. However, in spite of the best intentions sometimes parents do commit certain mistakes that have a long lasting negative effect on the psyche of their children. Here are the top 5 parenting mistakes that you should try your best to avoid.

Worshipping your Kid

Children are meant to be loved and not worshipped but sometimes parents tend to forget this. Treating kids as Gods has its own set of problems. Parents forget that their children can err, make mistakes and should be reprimanded for the same at times. Children who are set up on a pedestal by their parents often develop inflated egos and overconfidence which is unsupported by talents and abilities. If you recognise the fact that you may be worshipping your kids instead of loving them responsibly then it is time to stop.

Projecting Your Own Wishes

You might have your own set of wishes, ambitions, hopes and desires. However, your child may or may not share your hopes and dreams. Trying to relive your life through your children by forcing your unfulfilled aims and unrealised goals on them will only build up resentment in their minds. It is important for every parent to understand and remember that their children are individuals with their own personality and own set of expectations, dreams and aims of their own.

Snatching away Childhood

There is no denying the fact that this is an extremely competitive environment in context of academics and career. Many parents recognize this fact and overreact badly to it by filling up their kid’s schedules with activities like multiple tuitions, swimming lessons, dance classes and preparatory classes. Children need to have some free time in which they can play outdoors, make friends and enjoy themselves. Taking away all their free time is one of the worst things that you could do to them.

Expectations of Perfection

Sometimes it becomes very difficult for parents to be logical and objective in respect to their children. In the race of wanting the best for their children, parents tend to forget that it is not possible to shine all the time. So if you are expecting your kids to ace every test and win every contest apart from being the star at every school function then you are definitely expecting perfection. Not only will this create huge pressure on your kids but over expecting will also push your children away from you creating an emotional rift.

Not Giving your Kids Time

The most precious and irreplaceable thing that a parent can give kids is time. Children want your attention; pure, unadulterated and undivided attention. Parents who are too busy to spend time with their kids are not only robbing their kids of love but they are also depriving themselves of one of the greatest joys of parenthood. Nothing can compensate for your presence in your children’s lives so do not think that you can compensate by giving kids extra liberties and an abundance of material possessions. However, busy your schedule might be it is your duty as a parent to give your children time so that they feel secure about your involvement in their lives.

These 5 parenting mistakes can do a lot of harm to your kids and so it is necessary to be aware of them. Now that you have identified these mistakes you need to avoid falling into these common parenting pitfalls.

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Swapna.1 year ago
helpful article
 
 
 
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Sari.1 year ago
Not giving enough of time to children to do activities of their choice is also one of the mistakes which is ignored by parents. Most of the parents over schedule their kids which is not correct.
 
 
 
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Hetal.1 year ago
Keeping too many expectation from kids is also a biggest parenting mistake that is often overlooked.
 
 
 
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Latika.1 year ago
It is a very important top, we must never ignore such mistakes.
 
 
 
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