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What is Bad Parenting?

What is Bad Parenting?

Bad parenting curbs the natural development of the kid. Find out the impact of bad parenting on the childhood of an individual and the corresponding behavioural issues.

Proper parenting is very important for families. Through parenting we not only build a desirable family environment but also shape up the future of coming generations. So the responsibility and the onus lie upon the adults as to what steps they are taking in order to ensure that their skills as a parent is not rendering any negative impact on the future of the child and society at large. A basic understanding of human psychology and common sense are quite enough to ensure that blunders are prevented with regards to parenting.

Impact of Bad Parenting

Bad parenting can affect a kid in perhaps the most disastrous manner. If the child is not brought up well, and not provided with the proper environment required for mental and emotional development, it results in a scar that is hardly curable. The childhood of an individual is a very important phase of a person’s life. The outlook and habits that develop at this age from the very pillars of the development of the overall personality of the individual. So if you subject the kid to some bad parenting environment you will be rendering an irrevocable damage to the future life of the kid.

Mental Impact

Bad parenting can cause your kid develop behavioural issues. This will get drawn to his school years and thus affect his growth and development. For example, it has been observed that if the parent persistently insists on a child on a particular fact, the child becomes adamant. He develops this urge to revolt and continue with the said action or behaviour as if to prove that whatever you say, he does not care and will not budge.

Reproach or punishments are found to make the situation worse. The way out here is to be patient with the child and help him understand that whatever he is doing or pursuing is actually harming his prospects. Kids are more intelligent than we comprehend them to be. Once you are able to befriend them and drive home your point, you will be surprised to discover that the unmanageable kid has vanished from sight!

Physical Impact

Bad parenting can also have a physical impact on the kid. Often it is found that parents resort to strict and stricter punishments in an attempt to make their kids listen to them. This is an example of bad parenting. In most cases it is found that kids become more and more desperate and aloof to the intensity of the punishment. They begin to take the situation as a sort of challenge that come what may, they will not budge. So your punishment actually harms the kid, if you are beating him up and in the process unfortunately, parents also seem to lose attention on the fact on how they are harming the kid.

Curb Development

The natural development of the kid is curbed through bad parenting. It is natural for the kid to behave in a non-conforming manner at times. This is because they are just beginning to understand and explore the world around them and themselves. So it is only but natural that they will falter now and then. It is indeed bad parenting to consider each falter as a deliberate act and reproach or punish the kid. This can make the kid cripple for life by affecting his natural emotional self. Kids develop through repeated explorations of themselves with respect to the world around. So be patient and help the kid to understand himself and the world better, by acting as a support.

Finally, it is definitely true that parenting does not come with a handbook having all the instructions validated in it. Every individual is different, so you are different from another parent as also your kid is different from another kid. So you are always into some unique situation that should not be generalised or confused to be the same as another situation, which some other parent is in.

It is a simple logical approach that needs to be developed so as to understand each hurdle that you face while parenting your kid, from the objective point of view. You will gradually find that the complexities associated with parenting are dissolving and you are close to developing the desired, rightful and warm understanding with your kid that you have always craved for.

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Yelga.8 years ago
Bad parenting has a negative effect on the child. He may lose his self confidence. A must read article.
prithvi.8 years ago
i agree with Dhiraj..very true..
dhiraj.8 years ago
this article is so helpful... all parents must read..
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