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
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.
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.
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
Not Giving your Kids
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
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.
Which parenting mistakes should never be
ignored? How to avoid parenting mistakes? What are the harmful effects of
parenting mistakes on children? Discuss here.
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