Parenting is no easy task indeed. It takes a lot of effort, planning and compromises to raise a child and yet sometimes both the parent and the child can feel it was just not enough. As such, parenting is not something you can learn overnight. It really does take a lot of experience and help to be able to become the super mom or super dad you have wanted to be. We understand your troubles and thus we would like to help you in this endeavour. Mentioned below are some ways through which you can become that ‘fantastic’ parent you always wanted to be.
1. Take some time out of your schedule just for them
One of the important things that are missing from parenting these days is the fact that parents do not spend time with their child. Given the fact that they are so much busy in their work, it sometimes becomes difficult for them to be there for their little one. But, it is important that this does not happen as it is important that you talk to your little one often and understand what and how they have been feeling the entire day.
2. Teach them the important values of life
There is only so much that the school will be able to teach your child and that does not include much of the moral sciences. Thus, it becomes your duty that you embed the core moral values deep in them and helps them become not only a smart person but a good person as well. Try different ways to help them understand other people and ask them questions about what they would do in different situations. But, most importantly, you need to lead by example. What you do is what your little one will learn to do in a situation.
3. Be a good role model
Believe it or not, you and your partner are the most important role models in your child’s life. And so, it is your duty that you do not lead them astray and actually help them bring out the best inside them. And remember, they are highly likely to mimic you in similar situations or even randomly and so you need to be careful about what you do around them. Everything you think is bad in you, try not to bring it out in front of them or else they will learn to do the same thing as well.
4. Do not fight with your partner in front of your child
Differences in opinion are a part of life. They can be easily managed depending on the way you handle it. But, what you and your husband know is a minor quarrel, in your child’s mind it can have a drastic effect as they are not yet able to understand such emotions. And so, it is even more important that you do not fight with your husband in front of your child. And no matter what, always show a united front. If your child feels that you both do not agree with each other on anything and keep fighting then it can have a very negative effect on them.
5. Go out on family trips
Sometimes, all that is needed to bond with your child is a family trip. These trips can be anywhere and for any amount of time. What is important is that you enjoy with your little one and your hubby and do not think of all the things you need to do the next day. Just savour the moment and trust us when we say that your child will notice this for sure. By seeing you happy they will become happier and will surely bond even better with you.
6. Learn to say ‘NO’
Yes, as much as letting them have the best of everything is important, it is also important that you learn to say no to them. You can’t always let them do whatever they want. That attitude is what leads to the child getting spoiled and so, you will have to learn to say no in order to allow your child to truly grow up.