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Top 10 Principles of Positive Parenting


Adopting a positive parenting approach will not only help you become a great parent but also a positive individual. Read more about it.


If you want to raise your children into emotionally intelligent and well-balanced individuals, adopting a positive parenting approach is a way to go. Positive parenting can bring about a positive transformation in your little beings. To help you adopt a positive parenting approach easily, we have compiled top 10 principles of positive parenting. Take a quick look at these principles.


1. Understand Your Children’s Needs

One of the most important aspects of positive parenting is to understand what children need at a particular point of time. When they get what is needed they tend to behave well. Understanding children’s needs is not only about fulfilling their material needs. It is also about meeting their emotional needs. So, when the emotional and material needs of children are fulfilled, they are likely to grow-up into healthy and happy individuals. Along with understanding children’s needs, parents should also understand where they need to draw a line.


2. Accept Their Feelings 

It is necessary to validate the feelings of children. Parents are the best friends, philosophers and guides of children. So, when children want to express their emotions, parents should listen to them. They should hear them out. If their emotions are negative parents must catch these emotions and transform these emotions in positive emotions. If they are expressing positive emotions parents should absorb the emotions and make them feel good about it.


3. Reward Them

If children have achieved something, reward them for that. Rewarding achievements of children can help to boost their self-esteem. So, make sure that you always celebrate the little achievements of your little superstars.


4. Respect Them

Respect your children for who they are. Treating children with respect can help to boost their self-esteem and confidence. They start loving themselves and valuing others when they get love and respect that they deserve. Such children are less likely to indulge in substance abuse. They also treat themselves and others nicely.


5. Love Them Unconditionally

Parental love is very important for raising children into happy and successful individuals. Love is all that children need to do well in life. So, shower unconditional love on your children in different forms. Give a pat on their back, hug them and kiss them. Give little gifts. Children are children and they just understand the languages of love. So, do your best to use this language.


6. Boost Their Confidence

Boost the confidence of your children by encouraging them to work hard. Encourage them to take new challenges and appreciate their hard work. Motivate them to perform activities in which they would like to excel so that their confidence is boosted.


7. Avoid Punishing Them

Avoid giving harsh punishments to your children. Punishments can affect the emotional health of children. So, instead of punishing them, parents should find some constructive ways to correct their mistakes. They should try to teach them the difference between right-wrong, good-bad, correct-incorrect instead of punishing them.


8. Make Them Feel Good

Make your children feel good. Tell them about all the good qualities in them. Let them hear about all the good things that they have done. Tell them about what makes them a good and a kind individual. Make your children always feel good about their own self and never say any things that can put them down.


9. Do No Put Pressure on Them

Never put pressure on your children to do anything. Let them follow their heart to pursue hobbies and interests of their choices. But surely make sure that they are following a right path. Ensure that they are not getting carried away by something. Take care that you keep them away from negative influences and misleading information.


10. Appreciate Them

Appreciate your children for their achievements and hard work. Appreciating children is an important aspect of positive parenting. It can help to boost self-esteem and confidence of children. Children learn to love their self when they are appreciated. They understand their self-worth and start valuing their own self. In this way they start living a happier life.

Adopting a positive parenting approach can truly help you become a positive and a great parent. It can help you to gift a precious life to your little angles. Never underestimate the power of positive parenting.


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