It is undeniable that every parent would strive to become a good parent and at least have a good-enough parenting skill to face the challenges in raising a child, and for this fact, books were written to help parents in this very important role.
Parents do try their best to be perfect parents , but sadly the label is difficult to attain since nobody is perfect no matter how hard they try and might as well consider this aim to be a movement by feminists. Being a good enough parent may be just what we need, but we want our children to be more than just average, and so there must be some things that we can do to give our children the very best to start in life and at the same time make our lives easier and fulfilling too.
Your first tip as a parent is to recognize that you are just human, meaning you cannot do everything, you cannot be everywhere, you cannot know everything, and you can commit mistakes. Parents have their own issues, problems and hang-ups, and the key to this imperfection is to have the right attitude. You can strive to have the right attitude by being humble, by forgiving yourself for the mistakes you made, celebrating successes you have accomplished, learning from the past, and focusing your sight in the direction forward.
Another advice in parenting is to realize that you are only playing a certain percentage of the whole life of your child. Parents have to realize that other outside factors would influence their children’s upbringing like friends, teachers, social media, internet, television, magazines and so on.
Our children are not the only things in our lives, and this is one thing that we as parents must recognize, and so in the process we look at the totality of the family when making decisions.
It is important for parents to look at the positive sides of their children, like recognizing that they too make mistakes. Forgiving them fast, correcting them gently and move on, and recognizing the things they did right than the wrong, are some parenting attitudes.
If a parent believes in himself or herself, it is a good attitude to make children behave since you are sticking to your guns as the phrase goes. Whenever children make a challenge to a parent’s decision, given that the decision is what is right for them, do not be swayed as a parent and learn how to say no to your kids. It would happen that parents make bad decision, but being able to believe in yourself, making decisions and dealing with life’s adversities will give them good example.