parenting mistakes can hamper child’s development. Therefore it is essential to
avoid overlooking certain parenting mistakes. Let us take a look at the 5 parenting
mistakes which you should never ignore.
Being a parent is a
gift as well as a responsibility and it is important to go all the way in
ensuring that no stones are left unturned when it comes to proper care of your
kids. However, in spite of the best intentions sometimes parents do commit
certain mistakes that have a long lasting negative effect on the psyche of
their children. Here are the top 5 parenting mistakes that you should try
your best to avoid.
Worshipping your Kid
Children are meant to be loved and not
worshipped but sometimes parents tend to forget this. Treating kids as Gods has
its own set of problems. Parents forget that their children can err, make
mistakes and should be reprimanded for the same at times. Children who are set
up on a pedestal by their parents often develop inflated egos and
overconfidence which is unsupported by talents and abilities. If
you recognise the fact that you may be worshipping your kids instead of loving
them responsibly then it is time to stop.
Projecting Your Own Wishes
You might have your own set of wishes, ambitions,
hopes and desires. However, your child may or may not share your hopes and
dreams. Trying to relive your life through your children by forcing your
unfulfilled aims and unrealised goals on them will only build up resentment in
their minds. It is important for every parent to understand and remember that
their children are individuals with their own personality and own set of
expectations, dreams and aims of their own.
Snatching away Childhood
There is no denying the fact that this is an
extremely competitive environment in context of academics and career. Many
parents recognize this fact and overreact badly to it by filling up their kid’s
schedules with activities like multiple tuitions, swimming lessons, dance
classes and preparatory classes. Children need to have some free time in which
they can play outdoors, make friends and enjoy themselves. Taking away all
their free time is one of the worst things that you could do to them.
Expectations of Perfection
Sometimes it becomes very difficult for parents to be
logical and objective in respect to their children. In the race of wanting the
best for their children, parents tend to forget that it is not possible to
shine all the time. So if you are expecting your kids to ace every test and win
every contest apart from being the star at every school function then you are
definitely expecting perfection. Not only will this create huge pressure on your
kids but over expecting will also push your children away from you creating an
Giving your Kids Time
The most precious and
irreplaceable thing that a parent can give kids is time. Children want your
attention; pure, unadulterated and undivided attention. Parents who are too
busy to spend time with their
kids are not only robbing their kids of love
but they are also depriving themselves of one of the greatest joys of
parenthood. Nothing can compensate for your presence in your children’s lives
so do not think that you can compensate by giving kids extra liberties and an
abundance of material possessions. However, busy your schedule might be it is
your duty as a parent to give your children time so that they feel secure about
your involvement in their lives.
These 5 parenting
mistakes can do a lot of harm to your kids and so it is necessary to be aware
of them. Now that you have identified these mistakes you need to avoid falling
into these common parenting pitfalls.
Which parenting mistakes
should never be ignored? How to avoid parenting mistakes? What are the harmful
effects of parenting mistakes on children? Discuss
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