cTo some extent, parenting is an individual matter, as one child might do better with one parenting style while another child may need another approach. Nevertheless, we can identify some common situations that most parents face and some ways of handling these that are often helpful. By the way, you might also find this bedwetting guide to be helpful.
Experts who have studied the various styles of parenting have come to a common conclusion -there are advantages and disadvantages to being too strict or too permissive, but the worst mistake of all is to be uninvolved.
It has been shown time and again that kids that are neglected often fall short of reaching the goals that they could have attained if their parents had just been there. Getting to wrapped up in your own life, and ignoring the lives of your children, can be detrimental to them so you need to find a way to make their life interact with yours. You can show your children that you are there for them by making small efforts to participate in events that they are doing, or just take time out of your day to have a talk with them.
If your kids do something praiseworthy, don’t forget to acknowledge it. Parents sometimes get into the habit of only noticing the mistakes their children make. Compliments that are well deserved are encouraging to children and make it more likely they’ll repeat such actions in the future. Children who are regularly praised will tend to have a healthier self image than those who are only criticized. It’s not necessary to do this in an insincere way, as your kids will be able to sense this, but choose times when it’s appropriate.
There are definitely ways that you could change your child’s behavior and get them to mind you a little better. Providing choices, instead of direct commands, is a very useful technique in manipulating and controlling your children. Any choice that you give your child will give them the power to make the right decision, something you want them to learn. Your kid, for example, may have found a water hose and is destroying your freshly planted garden.
Choices provide alternatives for your child, allowing them to easily move away from the bad situation and into a good one. This type of scenario allows you to avoid angry talk, and allows your child to make a good decision with you being in full control every step of the way.
Most people can be great parents, however it takes a lot of patience and determination to become one. Most of us need to watch our tempers, and do our best to live up to standards that we expect our children to go by as well. It is our hope that the strategies presented in this article will help you build a more positive loving relationship with your kids. And lastly, be sure to review this resource on bed wetting help.
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