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You are here : home > Raising Children > Parental Relationships > 10 Secrets to Be a Happy Parent

10 Secrets to Be a Happy Parent



It is necessary for parents to be happy and cheerful as happy parents raise happy kids. Read on to know more about the 10 secrets to be a happy parent.


Everyone knows that parenting is tough. Parents have to always be cautious especially when children are young. Although it is not always possible to be a happy parent, here are a few ways you can help yourself even when parenting is tough.


1. Avoid Comparing Yourself and Your Kids with Others


Many children are smart and intelligent. Parents are also equipped with a lot of information. Even though your child may be smart or intelligent, it is not advisable to compare his or her performance with others. Everybody’s life is different at home and outside. Parents must also not compare and compete with others.


2. Improve Relationship with Your Spouse


Many a times, unhappy marriage leads to unhappy parents. A man or woman who is facing problems with the spouse will have difficulty in parenting also. Hence, it is always essential to have a happy married life.  Improving relationship with your spouse can improve your relationship with the child also and you will be happier.


3. Keep Your Children Healthy


A healthy child makes a parent happy. Cook healthy meals for the family. Reduce oil, sugar and frying. Boost your child’s immune system. Mothers and fathers can also go to gym or long walks. When you are healthy, you will be happy and when your child is healthy, you will be even happier.


4. Spend Time Together as a Family


Spend quality time together as a family. Visit new places. Click pictures to preserve memories. Introduce your child to your native place. Watch good movies and television shows. Celebrate festivals together. Have at least one meal together every day as part of a family.


5. It Is Not the Same Always


Accept the fact that parenting is not always a bed of roses. There will be ups and downs in your life as a parent. Handling children can get tough at times. Some children throw tantrums along with being naughty. Parenting is not as easy as it seems. There will always be ups and downs but you have to remain strong.


6. Accept Children as They Are


Not every child is the same. Some children are smart and some are not so smart. It is important to cherish and accept them the way they are. Be happy with your child whether it is a boy or girl. Do not discriminate on the basis of gender. Help them understand by explaining things to them. Be gentle with them.


7. Move With the Times

It is important to move with the times. If all your child’s friends are going for lunch then do not stop your child. Help your child adapt with the changing times. He or she should not feel left out. Understand your child’s progress in school. Modern times require modern thinking hence ensure that you and your child are not left out. 


8. Attend Parent-Teacher Meetings in School


It is important to attend parent-teacher meetings in your child’s school and open days. It gives you an opportunity to meet other parents. It helps you to stay up-to-date with whatever is happening. Interact with the teachers and ask for details. Take it as an opportunity to meet and socialise with the important people in your child’s life.


9. Think Twice Before Getting Divorced


Divorce of parents can create havoc in the life of children. It is very traumatic for them to see their parents separating. They can cope with various emotional issues due to the separation of parents. So, if you have differences, resolve them for the sake of children. Getting divorced can bring with it a whole new set of complicated problems and issues for you and your child. Hence, think twice before getting divorced if you are thinking of happiness.


10. Balancing Work and Home Life


Whenever your child is sick or unwell, it is good to inform your boss or immediate superior. You can always take help of co-workers. By informing before-hand, your work will also not suffer and people in your office will also not be surprised if you happen to leave early. It is always important to balance work and home life; hence you can keep people in the loop. If you are a working woman, you can opt for work from option so that taking care of children can be easier for you. Balancing work life and home life reduces stress and can make you a happy parent.

Happiness comes from within. It is important to maintain work-life balance. Children are a source of joy. Parenting can get stressful at times but you must maintain your composure and not get worked up.

Why is it necessary for parents to always be happy and cheerful? What are the secrets to raise happy families? How to raise happy children? Discuss here.

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Naina.1 year ago
Very nice article. After becoming a parent, a person cannot think of anything else. His or her happiness lies in the well being of children.
 
 
 
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Alesha.1 year ago
Nothing can give happiness to parents other than the healthy development of children.
 
 
 
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Amish.1 year ago
Parents can be happy only if children are happy.
 
 
 
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