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Top 5 Parenting Trends of 2016


Parenting trend varies and has covered a long path since time immemorial. The proverb “Spare the rod and spoil the child” is no more taken seriously. Read on to learn about some surprising parenting trends that are more likely to be seen among parents in 2016.

When we talk about changing trends in parenting, this does not mean that our parents were wrong or we are right. Before discussing the top 5 trends of parenting in 2016, parents should know that parenting style changes from year to year. Today, couples prefer planning everything before they conceive or even plan to have a baby. Things were different even a decade back. So, the parenting trends that are “in and expected” in 2016 are here.

Parenting Trends for 2016

Have quick look at the top 5 parenting trends of 2016

Full-fledged Planning for Children

Parents are planning for their babies and trying to give them everything that they deserve. Right from financial aspects to spending time with their kids, parents of 2016 want everything for their kids.

Making Real Childhood Atmosphere

Today’s parents are trying to give their children more independence and want them to live their lives to the fullest. Unlike the parents of previous generation who were actually too much involved with polishing every aspect of their child’s life. Today, parents want to offer their kids more relaxed childhood encouraging greater independence.

Going Green with Baby Products and Toys

Parents are trying to buy nontoxic toys and baby products. Finding toys and baby products that does not contain harmful chemicals has become the prime work of parents these days. They are not just trying to help protect their children from many problems, but they are helping the environment improve as well.

Seeking Help

Parents of 2016 are not hesitating to take help from outside because they want that proper care should be taken of their kids. This becomes very important because most of the parents are working and they need someone to take care of their small kids so that they stay assured of the safety and security of their children.

Today, nannies are available through registered agencies and so parents stay assured of the dedication required. Not only that instead of seeking help from outsiders due to safety concerns, today’s parents are encouraging grandparents to be more involved with child. So today’s grandparents too are actively involved in raising grandchildren.

Today’s parents are also relying very much on the technologies like CCTV cameras and other safety devices to ensure child’s safety. They also consider the safety of child and hygiene issues if they are enrolling their child in a day care or a creche in their neighbourhood.

Be More Available and Present for Their Kids

Parents are not hesitating to take help from outside when it comes to different kinds of school projects, preparing for birthday parties or planning holidays. By outsourcing these projects and activities and by scheduling family holidays, they get more time to spend with their kids. They want to be present and more available for their kids.

In addition to the above mentioned parenting trends, the present day parents are more cautious about their child’s nutritional needs than before. They are trying to help their kids shift to custom diet plans for their health and longevity. When it comes to finding nannies, you can have a well-educated and trained nanny for your child. So, depending on the requirement you can opt for the nanny who would best fit in. Not only health and safety but also education is the top priority for today’s parents. They are competing to get their children enrolled in the best of schools.

Parents in 2016 are also going for hybrid first names for their kids. This means that they are going to combine two or more significant and sentimental favourites for creating the first name of their child. Parents are taking turns to take care of their kids and allowing more freedom by letting go few avoidable things in life.

It seems there is a fundamental shift in the approach of parents in 2016. Since both the parents work and there is access to latest technology in almost every household, a lot of positive and exciting parenting trends are being observed and expected in the year 2016.

What are the common parenting trends of the year 2016? How are new parenting trends affecting the development of children? What the common concerns of modern parents? Discuss here.

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