10 Being The Best Parent You Can Be
Updated on: March 2023
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Effective communication and being involved in your childrens lives is a start to being a good parent
As a parent your child looks up to you as an authority figure and they will mimic you. They will follow your example. You never want to give the instruction, "Do as I say not as I do".
Being a good parent calls for you to have an open relationship with your child. You must keep the channels of communication open. Your children want to hear about the things you are trying to accomplish in life. It helps to hear about your goals and aspirations. Then will be more willing to share the things that are going on in their life when you share as a parent. Establishing this early in life sets the stage for this to continue on throughout life.
As a parent you need to be active and involved in the lives of your children. You have to show interest in their school activities and their social gatherings. In no way does doing these particular things make you compromise your role as a parent actually they only help to enforce it. Your children want to live up to your expectations because you are the authority figure and they look up to you. Certainly there will be other outside influences but with enough guidance, care and understanding you can lessen the impact of other influences. There are times when you will be able to steer them clear of the wrong friends and guide them in the direction they should go.
Encourage your children with the words you speak. Tell them are a winner. Let them know you trust and believe in them and more importantly let them know you love them. Get your children involved with your place of worship. Supervise and guide them as they take on other extracurricular activities.
Take off the pressure. Let your children know that it is okay to fail in life. Every now and then there will be setbacks. Your children should know that failure is the stepping stone for success and failures are the tools we use to learn.
It is okay to fail if you have done everything you could possibly do to succeed in that particular endeavor. Failures are great teachers. As a parent share some of the times you failed and were able to bounce back with a successful outcome.
Make sure you discipline with love and a sincere desire to teach and educate your child about overcoming the challenges they face.