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Top 5 Parenting Fears and How to Overcome Them




Parenting fears cannot be avoided but is possible to overcome them by following right strategies. Here are top 5 parenting fears and some tips for overcoming them.

As adults parents also do have certain fears and anxieties relating their kids which sometimes they cannot share with anyone but gradually the fear grows inside. The love for the kids is the reason for the fear and sometimes the fear is baseless. Here in this article the top such 5 parenting fears are discussed. Go through the article and find out the ways to overcome them.

When the Child Cries Too Much

Kids cry with or without reason and that is very normal. But as parents this incessant crying of the kids drives them crazy. They start breeding baseless and scary imaginations trying to figure out the reasons. But if paediatricians are to believe that this crying of kids are absolutely normal. The only thing is some kids cry more than others so there is nothing to worry.

Sometimes kids cry to let their demands heard so in this case the best way to overcome your fear is to calm your child down by diverting his or her attention. Stop worrying and live a happy life.

Separation Anxiety

Not only do the kids suffer from the anxiety when the parents leave them to school, or leave them with the nanny while going to work, the parents also suffer from similar fears and anxieties. This is called separation anxiety and affects both the mother and child. The mother has only one thing in her mind what her child might be doing alone. Baseless fears creep up her mind that the nanny might kidnap her child or might feed him or her something unhealthy etc.

Sometimes the fears are baseless so the only way to overcome such fears is to ignore them and know in your heart that your child is absolutely fine. If you cannot fully trust the nanny then ask some of your relatives whom you can rely upon to come over your place until you can make some alternative arrangements. If that too does not work install a CCTV camera to keep a check on the activities of the help and become alert. Or you can also put your child in a reliable creche if nothing works at all. He or she will get his or her friends and will be happy but he or she will need some time to adjust.

Your Kid Will Be Bullied By Others

Now this is normal and if you start worrying about these odds then your kid will eventually end up losing all his or her self confidence. At school, bullying is a very common thing among kids and the worst thing is the parents interfering in the kids’ matter. Let the kids be like themselves and let them enjoy their childhood to the fullest.

The best way to overcome this fear is to let go. If your child comes to you complaining about other kids do not interfere unless the matter is too serious. Let the kids solve their own problem, the very next day you will see them becoming friends again.

Is The Child Getting A Proper Nutrition?

This is a matter to worry about. As parents you have the responsibility to provide your kids with the best nutrition. Children throw tantrums if the food selection is not up to their demands. Whining over food is normal about kids and so there is nothing to worry much.

If you think that your child is not getting the proper nutrition, the best way to solve this is get a diet chart for your child from a pediatrician as soon as possible.

Pampering Too Much

Kids love to be pampered and sometimes they are pampered too much that it becomes a worrying factor for parents. Kids become so used to getting whatever they want that when you fail to provide them something they want they become hysterical. This becomes the reason for anxiety to parents. They start thinking what will happen of the kids when they grow up.

The best way to overcome this is to make stern rules at home and make a habit of saying “no” to certain demands of your kids.

Stop fearing about your kids by always taking safety measures for them, taking right care of their diet, keeping them happy and healthy, inculcating right values and morals in them and let them enjoy their childhood the way they want it to.

Which are the common parenting fears? How to prevent parenting fears? What are the ways to overcome parenting fears? Discuss here.

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