Reality of Healthy Parenting
“There is no such thing as a perfect parent. So just be a real one.”
Have you ever thought what is the best blessing that God has given us?
Yes!! You heard me right. It’s the baby. Our children are one of the most precious gifts of our lives. We are responsible for nourishing them.
Raising a happy and healthy child is one of the most challenging but rewarding jobs as a parent.
The best part of being a parent is to see that sunshine smile of the child when we come home exhausted.
The foundation that we lay for our child decides, what kind of person they will become in the future.
They are like a lump of clay and we are responsible for shaping them. They can be molded in whatever shape we want.
We are the support system and the best coach that anyone can have.
Parents try their best to be by their kids through their thick and thin. Also, they never leave them alone no matter what happens. Good parenting is challenging and isn’t a course or a chapter. It is a day to activity and can’t be finished in a month or a week.
It also makes the bond stronger. Childhood is a phase where we learn from each and everything that we see and hear in the surroundings.
As they spend most of the time with their parents so they learn almost everything that parents do. So, it is our duty to adopt the best practices that our child can inculcate. It depends on how you teach them those values.
At times we sometimes struggle to balance our professional and personal life.
Parenting is not just a word, it’s about taking action
While there is no magic formula for raising kids.
Here are some ways in which parents can connect with their kids and help with their upbringing:
Affection & Love
We all need that love and affection in our lives to help us grow. No doubt that parents love their children a lot, but at times we need to show love and affection. We should be expressive so that our kids can understand and feel the essence of love that we have for them. Loving the child can be as simple as giving them hugs, spending time with them, and listening to their issues.
Showing acts of love trigger the release of feel-good hormones. These neurochemicals brings us a deep sense of calm, contentment, and emotional warmth. These chemicals help the child develop resilience and a closer relationship with parents.
Giving them quality time
The fast pace of modern-day family life can make parents forget that spending time with children is very essential. Our time is one of the greatest things we can gift them.
Kids who spend time with parents in activities together tends to build a real sense of self-worth. When parents appreciate the kids, then they feel more confident about themselves.
Importance of Family
The word family plays a very important role in a child’s life. The development of a child depends on the family. Make this bond even more strong by teaching them the value of this word. Family is the only place where kids are not judged. Apart from that everyone loves them to the extreme.
Hear them out
Listening is a difficult thing. And to think of listening to your child seems a daunting job. When the child requires to be understood, and you have other things going on your mind then jumping off the seat seems to be the only option. Listening to kids makes it more likely that they tend to listen to you (which most of us want).
When a child feels heard, kids are more likely to listen and understand your point of view as well. It helps parents and kids form stronger bonds and builds their self-esteem.
Parents care for their kids against all odds. This nature to nurture and protect children is not inborn in humans. However, it is acquired and shaped through past experience and current circumstances.
Even though we take baby steps, we are able to reach our goal because whatever we are doing is all in favor of our kid.
We just have to give our quality time, love, and care to our children.
Just stand by their side. Be their backbone, guiding light, and let them conquer this world.