The Best Parents Do These 5 Things
Society, in general, are very quick to label others. This is especially true when it comes to parenting. Who is to say what a good parent or a bad parent may or may not be? Many of these labels are true to form, one, conscious parenting. This may be a new concept for many; however, it is taking off now that parents are witnessing the positive changes and benefits for themselves and their children.
Below are 5 points that the best parents convey to ensure their children follow their lead.
Successful parenting is going to include the elimination of helicopter parenting. By teaching children at a young age how to problem solve independently will follow them for a lifetime. This is a skill that begins within the toddler years only to grow into adulthood. This type of parenting will directly correlate between the two by letting go of predetermined attachments.
Parents are human; however, that is not an open invitation to lose your temper and say belittling things to your children. That is never an acceptable behavior. This type of behavior is degrading not only to the giver, but the receiver. Make certain the behavior you demonstrate in front of your children is how you want them to behave to others.
Discipline Vs Punishment
Effectively disciplining children from a young age will follow them into adulthood on an even more effective and positive level. Discipline teaches children at a young age that there is no room for being ungrateful, greedy, or spoiled in any manner. Conscious parenting is the actual act of letting go of one’s ego, which will directly affect positive discipline in a child’s life.
Even the best parents teach their children to apologize if they have made a mistake or treated someone poorly. This is no different for the parents. For parents to openly apologize in front of or to their children shows them that everyone, regardless of age, learn from mistakes and are never above apologizing for them. An honest apology can be a true learning experience; for everyone involved.
Talk & Listen
Parents must grasp the act of talking with their children, not at their children. The two are quite different and can deliver two totally different results. Put away the screens and listen to your children speak. Effective parenting involves asking questions and allowing a child to use their mind and imagination. None of this can truly be effective and long lasting if a parent is not practicing conscious parenting.