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10 Things Parents Should Know About Their Kids

10 Things Parents Should Know About Their Kids
Parenting is not easy. There are many things which parents must know to make sure that their children do not get into any trouble and they get what they need. Read on to learn about the 10 things parents should know about their kids.
One of the most important things that will help you become a successful parent is to keep yourself updated about the important things in your kid’s life. Some aspects are general, while some are specific and need special attention.
Always keep in mind that every child is unique and different in one way or another. You will be able to take proper care of your child and help her grow appropriately only when you know her completely.

Importance of Knowing Your Child

Science of parenting is continuously evolving. We know a lot of things today and are capable of helping our children grow well as compared to our parents. However, there are still many people who turn to their parents or older people for advice on raising their kids. Well, knowing your kid will only help you to fulfil her needs properly, follow right parenting techniques and raise her as better individual.

Top 10 Things Parents Should Know About Their Kids

Here are the 10 important things which you must know about your child by hook or by crook.

1. What your child is doing when she is not with you?

Depending on the age, things can be different. Nowadays with so many gadgets and easy accessibility to technology, children can get spoilt if you do not pay attention to their attitude and interests.

2. What your child cannot do independently?

Definitely there are many things that your child can do without your help and believe it or not, she will enjoy doing them as well. However, there are certain things which you child may not be able handle independently. So make sure that you are aware of such things and you can help your child whenever she needs your help.

3. What is your child’s field of interest?

When asked children vary about showing their interests. However, if you observe your child and you will be able to find out what her field of interest is. You must know what your child is interested in so that you can provide right kind of support to groom her talent.

4. Is your child hiding anything from you?

This is one of the most important things which you must find out about your child and for this you need to start early. Make sure you talk to your child as soon as she comes back home and ask her about everything that went on during the day.

5. Does your child lie?

Even though you know that your child will not lie to you, it is advisable to listen to facts especially when there is some kind of problem. One of the biggest mistakes parents often do is not finding out the actual facts when there is a problem.

6. Kind of friends your child has

It is very important to know about the kind of friends your child is making. You must be aware of your child’s friends in schools. At the same time you should also be aware if your child has any other friends apart from school friends. It is very important to ensure that your child is always in a good company.

7. How your child handles failures?

Mistakes are not signs of weakness, but they are part of life. They are vital for growth and learning. You should be able to make your child understand this. Let your children see you that you admit your mistakes, learn from them and try to correct them. Tell them openly what you learnt from your mistakes.

8. What triggers your child’s tantrums?

You must know what triggers your child’s tantrums and how to calm her down. Every child has to be handled differently when she is throwing tantrums or crying. Some can stop crying just by talking straightforwardly while some would not listen to anything. You have to find what works with your child.

9. What your child eats outside?

You must be aware of your child’s eating habits when she eats outside food. Health is the most important aspect and field of concern for parents. For this, you need to cook nutritious food and have the capability to convince your child to eat healthy food so that she can make healthy choices when she has to eat outside. If fast food is your child’s favourite, you can take her to the restaurant once in a month.

10. If your child is completing homework regularly?

Children often run away from studies especially if they are not in a habit of completing their tasks consistently. Make it a routine so that your child completes her homework daily and she has the chance of doing well in school.
Once you have done your research and learnt about the things related to your kids, you will find parenting easier. People may advice you what you are doing is wrong. But after all, none of them are you. You know your child better than anyone else. You need to learn what works with you and your child the best and leave the rest.

Which things should parents never neglect concerning their children? How can parents be completely involved in a child’s life? What are the benefits of being completely aware of even the smallest things in child’s life? Discuss here.

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Fatima.6 years ago
It is very important to know what kid is doing when parents are not around at the same time parents should be aware of the who their child is friends with.
Sonia.6 years ago
Thank you for sharing these tips. It is very important to know what kids is doing so that he or she does not follow a wrong path.
Samay.6 years ago
It is very important to keep track of all of the above mentioned things as a parent.
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