The basic needs of life, such as healthy food, comfortable shelter, and appropriate clothing, should be provided for a child. However, the significant possession of a child in their upbringing for the total wellbeing and a positive influence in their society at large are not always tangible. These needs can only be provided by parents who are available, caring, and attentive.
What are the steps to a more effective upbringing of a child? Let’s find out.
At a tender age, children begin to grow their sense of self. They begin to see themselves through the eye of their parents. They absorb every information and detail, therefore the tone of voice, body language matters at this point. Compliments, praise, and adoration no matter how small sparks and boost their self-confidence, making them feel proud and independent of themselves. Words like ” you are doing great,” ” I am so proud of you,” ” you are super intelligent” encourage them to continue in that positive behavior. We should choose your words carefully so that they can know that mistakes happen, but it should not be repeated intentionally.
Consistency In The Discipline
Discipline keeps a child in check. The sole purpose of discipline is to channel a child towards exhibiting positive behavior and also learning self-control. Discipline is a necessity in every home that wants to raise children who would make a positive impact. Setting up rules helps them understand what parents expect from them. For instance, no using vulgar or abusive words, homework should be done before TV. They should be aware that failure to adhere to the rules comes with punishment, which should be consistent. Once there is consistency, it teaches them what to expect.
Be An Exemplary Role-Model
Children learn from what they see, especially at a young age. They do this by watching their parents and caregivers. The traits you want to see in your child should be modeled because they learn by observation.
Don’t Be Too Busy
Children love attention most notably from their parents or caregivers. Quality time should be spent despite the busy schedules of parents. Children who are deprived of care often misbehave because that is the only way they can get attention. It is rewarding to make out time for your child. It can be a date every weekend, games night, chitchat day, attending concerts, watching movies. That way, parents know more about their children and know when there is a problem.
Communication allows parents to reason with their child; it makes them understand and learn in a non-judgemental way. Communication should be a two-way process. As much as they listen to you as a parent, also listen to them. They are also entitled to explanations. Be open and if there is a problem, describe it and explain it to them. In conclusion, a child’s upbringing depends heavily on the parents, and they must make a conscious effort to make a positive impact.