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Principals of Positive Parenting


Principals of Positive Parenting

Parents play a very important role in their child’s life. Following the principals of positive parenting will help your children grow and develop into mature and responsible individuals.


Do you want your child to learn more and more? As your child grows older, he needs more than just food and water. Along with education, a child needs a smart parent who can be a positive role model for him. Along with providing love and care, you need to follow the principals of positive parenting which will ensure that your child is comfortable with you.


Importance of Being a Positive Parent

A positive parent is one whom the child can approach without fear and hesitation for any kind of problem. Children are more comfortable with parents who are open without being judgemental.

Apart from friends at school or building, a child needs a positive mother and father with whom he or she can share things. He or she needs someone who accepts the children as they are without being too critical or harsh. Being busy all the time serves no great purpose. You need to spend quality time with your kids and be there for them.


Tips for Building Positive Relationship with Children

Build a positive relationship with your child by following the below five parenting tips:-

Attachment

Children have the strongest attachment with their biological parents. Before knowing and developing relations with the outside world, children are first close to their mother and father along with siblings. Hence, when the relationship with parents is good, the child will automatically be positive with others also.

Hence, it is very important to maintain a positive environment at home. When children know that there is someone to fall back on, they are less worried and more jovial. Hence, be there for them and let them know that they can count on you. The way you are impacts his relationship with the world outside.

Respect

Just like adults, children should also be respected. They are your kids but that does not give you the right to hurt them or disrespect them. When you choose to not hit a child, you are showing that you respect him.

Children who are brought up in a stress-free environment are more likely to perform well in studies as well as in life. Each child is unique and hence why be bad to them? Do not vent out your own frustrations on kids. The way you treat a child has impact on his mind. Physical punishment and cruel words are both hurtful. Hence respect both sons and daughters alike.

Practice Positive Discipline

Instead of physical punishment or verbal duels, encourage your child without finding unnecessary faults. When your child does something wrong, you can gently correct him or her instead of scolding.

A lot of times, parents vent out their own anger on the child which is harmful. Punishing a child will not help in any way. You should teach kids how to be better by telling them in a positive and loving tone.

Invest Time Daily

As a parent, you need to spend quality time with your kids. Whether it is a toddler or young one, spending quality time with them is the best way to build a positive and wonderful relationship.

Say more of ‘Yes’ instead of ‘No’. Thank them when they do something for you. Sometimes kids go out of the way to help adults. The best way to build a relation with kids is to spend more and more time with them to establish a connection. Memories are all they will have once they grow up so ensure that you spend wonderful moments with them by taking an interest in their daily life.

Do Not Ignore Bad Behaviour

Just because they are your children, does not mean that they can get away with anything. Just like you support them and establish a good relationship, you need to point out their wrong behaviour as well.

If your child is physically harming another child by hitting them, you cannot just ignore it. You have to get to the source of the behaviour and tell them to handle the situation in a different manner. Get to the root of the problem. Praise them when they are good and teach them when they misbehave.

Thus, the principles of positive parenting teach you the methods of appropriate parenting. For example, you cannot allow kids to go to bed very late and do as they please. Set age-appropriate boundaries. You have to be a parent without being bad in your child’s eyes. You are the only one who understands your children better than the rest of the world. So, both – children and parents – need to listen and respect each other.


Why is it necessary to follow a positive approach of parenting? What are the benefits of positive parenting? How to be a more positive parent? Discuss here.

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