‘How to raise your kid?’ is a question that forms the crux of every parents’ life. And they deserve a warm-hearted thank you and immense gratitude for helping their child perceive and understand the world, its an art of parenting.
Through infancy, childhood and adolescence the thoughts continue to evolve and parents play a significant role in deciding what the children are moulded into. In fact, interactions with parents form the founding stone of children’s dreams and ambitions.
Your words, actions and attitude will go a long way in shaping your child’s character and more importantly, it could be the difference between a responsible citizen guided by values and an individual bereft of a moral framework.
While parenting tips and advice can vary with the nature, condition and situations of parents, we present to you Parenting Tips, in the form of 3 pivotal Ps, that might help you assess, introspect and reevaluate your approach to art of parenting.
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1. Patience is the key to establishing a healthy parent-child relationship.
Irrespective of your profession, financial status, educational qualification and many other factors, patience is a virtue. When it is about dealing with children, patience becomes the vital nerve. From being a punching bag to stress born out of adolescent confusion, peer pressure and the expectation of academic excellence, to addressing the children’s dilemma concerning their careers, the time and effort required are bound by restraint.
When fear of failure grips children, they can be fragile, and it is in such situations that positive parenting is put to test. What does a concerned parent do? Sometimes, they can be as confused and weighed down as their children. The answer is simple: Tell them ‘It’s okay to fail’.
Teaching them that failure is criminal and a mark of incompetence will only foster fear and lead to a collapse of hope.
2. Prioritize, organize and success.
The idea of education in general and schooling, in particular, has evolved leaps and bounds. Partially for the better, partially for the worse and another effects-an ongoing process. One thing that most experts and educationists agree on is the counterproductive nature of prioritizing volume over essence. But one can’t let their child stay out of the race. It is essential to devise methods that simplify the coping with a packed schedule of parents and children.
In this regard, the first thing a parent can do is to ask their child about what they like. This becomes necessary, especially with a multitude of activities, hobbies and interest children are introduced to. As a result, parents can assess exclusive requirements that can aid in effective child development unique to the aspirations of their child. On implementing this, a successful future of their child gets a few miles closer.
3. Persuade: Relentless efforts have no substitutes.
Sometimes, one, as a parent might feel that their efforts in addressing the concerns of their child have reached a dead-end. Despite efforts of the child and that of the parents not yielding results, endurance will definitely bring desired change. What if the grades don’t see a sudden jump? What if the child excels at sports and balances it with average grades? Isn’t that sufficient to encourage and provide the child with the support he needs?
This begs the question: How do you, as a parent, define success?
The answer, though, is simple. Success has no one definition. Every student, a child can define their own perimeters. And responsible parenting, if it places safeguards and provides comfort, is as close to perfect art of parenting as it can get.