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Top 10 Things Parents Should Always Do

Top 10 Things Parents Should Always Do
Parents should never stop doing things which help to boost the confidence as well as the overall development of children. Read on to learn the top 10 things that you should always do as a parent.

As a parent you must have faced plenty of situations both, good and difficult. Parents always like to do things that their children like or what is right for the development of their child. Well, doing this many of you forget what your child must be feeling or thinking.
For example, since the world is full of competition most parents insist their children to work hard, not to waste any time, almost stop viewing TV and many more. However, on one hand this is right, but it is going to affect the mental and physical development of your child. May be your child does not find interest in the field you are insisting.
There are many things that parents need to learn and realize. In fact, no matter what the age your child is, your work is never done as a parent. At the end of the heart you want to provide your child such a nurturing environment that would help him thrive and grow into a confident, caring and responsible adult. Here are 10 things that you should do and help your child grow well.

Top 10 Things Parents Must Do

Have a quick look at the things which parents must do for the overall development of their children.
  1. Show Love and Affection

    When it comes to a child, you should not overlook the significance of physical connection. Most often a warm touch or a caring hug is enough to convey how much you love him. Make your child comfortable with hugs and kisses right from birth.
  2. Praise Your Child

    Praising is equally important as pointing out the mistakes or wrong behaviour. Make sure you praise your child honestly so that he feels good about himself and his accomplishments.
  3. Listen to Your Child

    Having both ways communication with your child is very important. Create an environment to make your child come to you no matter how big or small the problem is.
  4. Spend Quality Time With your Child

    You should spend quality time with your child so that he feels special. This can be making a trip to museum or theme park or just sitting at home and relaxing with your kid.
  5. Appreciate Milestone

    Be present for all kinds of achievements of your child no matter whether it is viewing the play in which he enacted or the day when he was given prize for some achievement. Children grow very fast and these are cherished moments for both, child and parents.
  6. Be Happy for What Your Child Has Achieved

    Parents often compare their child with others which has negative impact on the mental development of the child. Instead you should be happy for what your child is able to achieve and motivate your child to develop certain skills and encourage him achieve that.
  7. Respect Your Child’s Privacy

    Just as you like to be left uninterrupted at times, children also need to have some commotion free and private time. But make sure that you know what your child is doing so that he or she does not end up doing undesirable things.
  8. Appreciate Your Child’s Efforts

    You should not push your child to get high grades in exams or be a leader of the soccer team of his school. Let your child develop and put in effort in which he is good at. Help your child by being an involved parent so that he or she can do better.
  9. Reward Your Child

    Do not forget to give apt rewards at your child’s even smallest achievement whenever required.
  10. Let Your Child Learn from Experiences

    Do not always direct your children. Allow them to live with consequences for the choices they make. But always provide guidance from time to time.

Always remember that your work is not done. Even if you are hundreds of miles away, you should give love and affection to your child and support him.

How to raise happy and well balanced kids? What kind of things should parents always do? What things can aid in child’s growth and development? Discuss here.

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Vijaya.6 years ago
Even if the child has not done well it is important to appreciate the efforts of the child. This is the important thing which parents should never avoid doing.
Manjula.6 years ago
Spending quality time with kids is an important thing which every parent should do. I am a working mother but I make sure that I am always there 24 x 7 with my child on the weekends.
Asmitha.6 years ago
Yes all these things are a must for a parent to do. Most of the times parents only see the negative things and forget to appreciate good things in a child.
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