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10 Tips to Raise Children Better

Monday September 21, 2015

 “Raising children is a creative endeavor, an art rather than a science.” – Bruno Bettelheim

Raising children’s rights is a responsible parent cannot wash hands from. Though parents love to lecture their children, they seldom focus on the real problem.

Schooling has got a direct influence on a child’s development and achievements. Rather than focussing on books, schools nowadays promoting the EYFS syllabus for the betterment of children. The play and learn method is much appreciated. EYFS syllabus helps to overcome many child-related problems.

Few Effective Tips for Parents:

  1. Praise Your Child

“ Compliments cost nothing, yet many pay dearly for them.” – Thomas Fuller

It’s a great feeling when someone you really care about compliments you on something. Imagine the impact of compliments that can leave on your kids. A child well praised and accepted by their parents can change the world for better. There is a substantial relationship between confidence and compliments. Next time praise your child even for their minor achievements.

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  1. Relationships are Forever

“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.”James A. Baldwin

It’s hard for parents to teach children about building and maintaining relationships, but you can easily show them. An emotional connection with others can fuel children with happiness and acceptance. They feel wanted and happy. It helps them cultivate enthusiasm and openness towards the world. Not only building but also maintaining relationships must be taught.

  1. Honesty

” No legacy is so rich as honesty.”William Shakespeare

From their early years, teach children about the importance of honesty in life. Don’t blame them or punish them when they honestly admit their mistakes. Show them the importance of honesty not only in your words but through your deeds as well. Be a role-model for your children.

  1. Rules

“Rules are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men.”  – Harry Day

It’s a myth that rules create rebels. Children should be made to follow some rules for their better upbringing.  Family environment becomes more peaceful with well-disciplined children. Although children don’t enjoy the concept of restrictions, it can make them understand the importance of safety.  Convince them to follow the rules.

  1. More Playtime

“Life is more fun if you play games.” Roald Dahl

Even schools emphasize the importance of playtime with the EYFS syllabus. While playing, they learn many things. Never underestimate the change, play can bring.  You can even consider spending time with your children while they play, they’ll love it.  Stop taking playtime playfully.

6) Love your kids and show them through action

“Children will not remember you for the material things you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them”-   Richard L Evans

Show your love

Love your children unconditionally. Loving them too much cannot spoil them. But what you choose to do or give them in the name of love can. When you give things like material indulgence, over-protection, low expectation etc in the place of real love, you are sure to have a spoiled child instead.

Love your child in a way so that they feel it and get closer to you. Remember to spend time with your kids and hug them often. You should also show a serious approach to their issues.

Showing these acts of love can bring them emotional warmth, a deep sense of calm, and contentment.

7) Be a Safe haven for your kids

“Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.”

  — Lady Bird Johnson, Former First Lady of the United State

Love and care your child in a way letting them know you will be always there as their moral and mental support for them to rely upon.

Parents should be responsive to their signals and sensitive to their needs. Each child is different in their own way so be open to accept each one as an individual. Always stand as a warm, safe haven for your kids to explore from.

Children raised up by responsive parents tend to have better emotional and social development and healthy mental outcomes.

8) Read to Your Child

“If my books can help children become readers, then I feel I have accomplished something important”- Roald Dahl

Make it a habit to read to your kids. Be it during bedtime or any leisure time. This helps to grow a special bonding with your kids.

Reading to them can help them learn new things, explore ideas etc. Engage your little ones by asking them what will happen to the plot, with characters etc.

Let them help with picking the stories.

9) Allow your kids to do things themselves

Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.” – Peter T. Mcintyre

Though it is difficult, give them chances to do things alone. It gives them a sense of independence. Help and teach them making mistakes is alright.

Remember the good old day when you successfully made cookies or candy yourself. Maybe, you took several times to get it done, but, in the end, it was a success and you felt good. Same is the case with your kids too.

Help your child to grow up with confidence and face challenges bravely.

10) Celebrate as a Family as often as you can

“The most important thing in the world is family and love.” –John Wooden

Happy families make happy children.

Happy and ideal families celebrate all small and big occasions together. Be it the end of a busy week, job promotion, good grade, festivals or holidays, etc; celebrate all happy occasions with your family.

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Celebrations can be made simple as going outside and having food, going to parks or malls, going for a movie or throwing a surprise party and so on.

Final thoughts

Though raising your child is often hard, the end is always rewarding. The end part always comes as a result of hard work and patience parents deliver. So, if we try our best now we will eventually reap the rewards happily.

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