Being a parent is a round the clock job. Those who plan to become parents in the year 2019-2020 are in for an ordeal. Parenthood is not an easy job, and if you are a first time parent, then you will have to learn on the go. For making your job easy, we have compiled 15 tricks for you and we hope that you find them useful.
1. You Need To Have Patience In All The Situations
Have a habit of clinging to stuff? Don’t worry, most of us are guilty of this. Take a firm resolve of avoiding this from 2019. You need to understand that that life goes on despite all the blunders we make. Your child might hold on to a grudge, but he’s immature. But you are a grown up, so you need to be wise. Let go of things and feel lighter. If you allow yourself to be burden-free, you and those near you lead a better life.
2. Involve Your Children In Your Daily Household Activities
You need to stop doing all the housework yourself. Assign your children some responsibilities which is appropriate for their age. Not only do they learn to contribute to the family's daily chores, they also learn a significant lesson. A family is a "team," and for the team to work properly, everyone has to contribute to the team.
3. Practice Kindness More Often Than You Can
You need to teach your kids the importance of being kind. Charity and kindness helps to build a child’s character in a strong manner. Not only does the child become a good Samaritan, he becomes an ideal citizen for both the nation and the society. If these noble acts are regularly practiced, then they raise the necessary sentiments in your kid.
4. Don’t Spank Your Kids
Spanking is a wrong way of disciplining the kids. By no means is it a wise method to tackle with your child in case he/she has made a mistake. Although it is quick and seems effective, but it is temporary. Moreover, it would help your kid assess how far you can go before losing your top.
5. Give Your Children Love While Tucking Them In Bad Or While Waking Them Up
The two most important moments of a day are – when your kids wake up and when they call it a day. The brain and mind are most active during these times. Make sure you deliver right on target. Shower them with kisses or say I love you multiple times.
6. A Family Stays Together If They Eat And Pray Together
Food is one of the basic needs of mankind. Supper time may seem ordinary, but it can be manipulated to bring people closer. Ensure that at least once in a day you have a meal together with your family. This way you share a lot of joy with them. And yes, make sure you pray before you commence with the meal.
7. Teach Your Kids To Be Grateful Over Dinner
Kids need to be taught how important it is to be grateful for every blessing they have. Spare two minutes for praying before dinner and thank God for all that He has given you today. Then proceed to ask your kids how their day has been. Ask them about the best thing that has happened to them on that particular day. Has anybody been kind to them? And have they thanked him in return? Instill these values in your children.
8. Respect Your Partner’s Way Of Parenting
You need to teach your child how to accept a different perspective by leading with an example. Your partner might have a different approach to raise children. You might not agree with your partner but you can be graceful enough to accept his approach and filling in where he lacks something.
9. You Need To Play More Often With Your Kids
You need to be a child with your children. That way they will interact with you in a better way. Life won’t always remain the same. Don’t miss out on this privilege of having fun with your off-springs until all of them do not grow up.
10. Give Yourself Some Time Also
Choose at least one hobby which makes you feel like a free-bird and not a slave. If your kid accompanies you, then it is okay. Otherwise don’t feel bad. After all, you also deserve to have some privacy. Being available for others, all the time, will drain you. This activity will make help you in rejuvenating yourself and you will be able to serve your family better.
11. Give Freedom To Your Children
Don’t make your child a judgmental. Raise him/her like a person with a sense of individuality. Treat your children with respect. Do not hover over them and micromanage their actions. Allow your child to pick up things as per their own capabilities.
12. Promote Healthy Living And High Thinking
Health is one of the biggest natural treasures. A healthy human can enjoy life whichever way he/she wants. Cut down on junk and processed food items. Eat healthy things which contain a lot of fiber in them. Always eat hone cooked food and make it a point to check out the ingredients of any food item.
13. Focus On Your Kid’s Mental Empowerment
Research for ways to enhance your child’s brain development. Games like Jigsaws and Brainvita help to keep the brain sharp. Instead of giving him/her violent video games, buy ones which require strategy and some amount of thinking. Teach them how to tackle real life situations.
14. Teach Your Children The Necessary Life Skills
This year, make sure you will help your child to learn different social and life skills which would help him to survive. Tell her/him that there are things apart from textbook. Teach your kids how to behave in a group. They should also know about the sacrifices they have to make in life.
15. Love Them But Do Not Pamper Their Whims
Make sure you aren’t over-pampering your kid. If you approve of all their demands, then they would take you for granted. You need to set restrictions and stand by them. Things might get a bit difficult at times. But you need to stand your ground, no matter what. What habits you would like to change in your teenage child? Based on these, set some rules that you would like your child to adhere to.