The role of fathers and mothers is not just limited to bringing a life to this world, but to ensure at all times that the child is nurtured with good behavior, right skills, and everything that can make him or her good and responsible member of the society in the future.
If you want to make your child a good citizen and human being, you will have to play a big role in nurturing his or her emotions, thoughts, behavior, and skills. Moreover, it would be easier for you to start teaching good lessons of life to the child at an early age before unhealthy choices turn into lifelong bad habits. It is important for you to note that merely communicating something to your children does not necessarily mean that they would follow them just as you want them to. As a parent, you need to make sure that you are choosing healthy and positive behavior too before they could be expected to follow your advice.
Here are some tips for parents to follow:
It is very important for you to pay complete attention to the kinds of food purchased by you. You should try limiting junk food and fried food and include lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. Moreover, you should include a variety of healthy foods in the daily diet and motivate your child to develop healthy food habits. In addition to that, you should encourage your kid to drink lots of milk or water instead of opting for regular-calorie soft drinks, sports drinks, energy drinks, fruit juice, and sugar-sweetened fruit drinks, sweetened or flavored milk, sweetened iced tea.
In today’s times, the quality of media has deteriorated to a significant extent and you should surely not bring your child much close to it. For this, you can limit the amount of time your kids spend in front of the television or using computers or even video games. Moreover, you should not allow them watch or follow aggression-filled games or television shows that highlight that aggression is the best policy or good looks are all what matter in this world or elders are to be shunned. Teach good things to your child and this would surely reflect in his or her behavior for the entire lifetime.
Every child is different and you need to respect this uniqueness. All human beings have some positives as well as negatives and your child is no exception. You should accept him or her for what he or she is rather than forcing yourself on the children. However, this does not mean that you should stop offering advice but this advice could always be conveyed in a pleasant and calm manner that would actually be appreciated by children. Remember, no one wants to hear loud noises or abuses and your children is no exception. You and others can expect respect and love from him or her only when he or she is provided with the same.
If you have made a promise to your child, fulfill it at the earliest and never scold him or her in front of others. Just because your child failed to come first in the class does not mean that you can confront him or her. If every parent in this world starts following this viewpoint and only child comes first in a class, imagine the plight of the other children in the class. Stop this bad habit and encourage him or her to work hard. Marks do not make a good human being, but respect and love of parents do.
Follow these basic tips on raising your child and you will find a great difference in the way your child treats you and others. This will be the biggest test of you and the children and learning from mistakes would make things better.