All parents try their best to be a wonderful parent but they make mistakes unknowingly. Do you want to be a fantastic parent to your kids? Here are 10 ways you can do so.
Becoming a great parent is not such a difficult task. Anyone can try to be a fantastic parent. Here are 10 easy ways to become an awesome and fantastic parent.
1. Teach Children Good Manners
Teach children good manners. Help them to live in a better manner. They must not back-answer parents. They must learn good table manners. They must groom themselves well and present themselves properly when guests arrive. Teach them to behave and talk respectfully to guests when they arrive. They must learn good manners such as offering water or tea to guests, being good to the poor, treating animals well,etc.
2. Help Children with Homework
Parents have a lot of experience with various things. You can use your knowledge and expertise to help children or guide them with homework lessons. Help children to study well if they are not good at academics. Teach children to complete homework on time. They should always be prompt with homework without delaying. Ensure that your child’s teacher is happy with your son or daughter.
3. Treat Your Child’s Friends Nicely
Children love their friends tremendously. It is a big boost to them when you show liking or care towards their friends. Children feel happy and confident when you treat them well in front of their friends. Show interest in their group activities and show enthusiasm when children come home from school and tell you stories about their day. You should also encourage your child to make good friends.
4. Be Nice to Them in Public
Never hit children or belittle them in front of public. There are many parents who scold children in the shops, in the mall, on the road, etc. Such children tend to feel humiliated and embarrassed. Try to come home and talk to your children without making a scene in front of everybody. It helps children feel better without embarrassment or humiliation. Do not make fun of them or criticize in front of guests,etc because after all children are also human beings.
5. Do Not Hit Them
As much as possible, avoid hitting children or getting violent with them. A gentle nudge or pat on the back is sufficient if you want to express something to them. Hitting children can lead to various complications. Do not get angry because after all kids will always remain kids. Everybody is naughty and innocent when they are small so there is no point getting irritated with them.
6. Compliment Them
Children feel nice when they are complimented. Praise them when they do well at school or when they achieve something. Take interest in their extra-curricular activities. Show them the right way to do things. Discuss their work with them. Share your inputs or thoughts with them so that they feel more cheerful and encouraged. Give them advice regarding their projects, homework and class-work,etc.
7. Teach them to Respect Elders
Teach children to be nice to elders. Show them the right way to treat grand-parents. Treat grand-parents well so that children can learn and imbibe the same qualities from you. Teach children to mingle well with people irrespective of age, gender, colour, etc.
8. Take Them Out
Take children out frequently. Show them around. Take them to nearby aquariums, zoos, museums, gardens, etc.Going out will benefit children a lot.They will become more extroverted.
9. Involve Them in Conversations
Involve children in conversations. Do not leave them out or treat them as if they are worthless. Encourage your child to come out to the living room when relatives come home. There are many children who continue sitting in their own room without coming out to meet or greet guests. Ask your child to come and be comfortable with guests. But make sure that you do not involve them in fights and discussion on adult topics.
10. Understand Their Needs
Mothers generally understand the needs of babies before they express themselves. When children come home from school and sit quietly in a corner, understand their needs. Perhaps something unpleasant happened at school. When children sulk and refuse food or suddenly want to sit in the room all day, gently question them and try to find out the reason behind their behaviour. Do not leave children alone especially when they are upset or sad. Encourage them to discuss their problems with mother or father.
Always try and be the best possible parent to your child. Children will definitely feel more comfortable and happy with you if you understand them. Never let them feel unloved or lonely.
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