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Parenting is a very fulfilling experience. Remember that smile on your baby’s face, that can be your best reward; their milestones are your achievements. But, let’s all agree on the irrefutable fact that the journey towards that beautiful smile and that developmental milestone is often arduous and tiresome. Every night we tend to sleep, planning...

Parenting is a very fulfilling experience. Remember that smile on your baby’s face, that can be your best reward; their milestones are your achievements. But, let’s all agree on the irrefutable fact that the journey towards that beautiful smile and that developmental milestone is often arduous and tiresome.

Every night we tend to sleep, planning for a perfect tomorrow. But, the mystery of parenting is that nothing works as intended. Starting from making the toothbrush activity fun for your little one to narrating the bedtime stories, we often end our day with a failed to-do list.

But, to everyone’s relief, what if parenting doesn’t have to be the toughest job! YES! You can breathe a sigh of relief. Let us walk through five magical tricks that will undoubtedly make you better at parenting instantly.

  • Trust your Gut 

No one but you know what is best for your kid. Don’t let other so-called experts’ comments be the deciding factor for your kids. Hear both sides but do what your heart feels right.

Every parent intends to do the best for their kids. However, no one knows your kid’s well-being better than you. So, go with your instincts when making any decision for your kid.

  • Be Kind to yourself 

Being a parent is difficult, it is undeniable. You don’t have to be perfect; no one is. It is okay to make mistakes as no one can learn to parent beforehand. However, you will understand and improve gradually. Mistakes mean you are making genuine efforts, and keeping room for improvement for yourself means you are the best parents. Being a parent doesn’t take away your individuality. Your life, and your partner’s, are as essential as your child’s. Therefore, some me-time is vital.

Don’t feel guilty if you decide to watch a movie without your child, or read your favorite book. Only if you are happy and psychologically positive can you keep things together.

  • Walk the Talk

Kids always learn the best from their parents as you are the role model for them. They watch you all the time and try copying you. If you want to engender any traits, good behavior, and ethical values in them, you have to show it in your actions; merely saying it won’t be enough. They idolize you and try to enact you in every situation, so discipline yourself to discipline them. Ufff, that is a lot of pressure but yes, their detective’s eyes are always on you.

  • Let your Kids make Mistakes. 

Seeing your kids are about to make mistakes, your overprotective nature will protect them from making any mistakes. Your explanation of why it is fatal won’t be enough in every circumstance. As we say, experience is the best teacher. Let them learn from their mistakes. You have to guide them through their mistakes. The best way to do so is adopt ‘LightHouse Parenting’, a term first coined by US paediatrician, Kenneth Ginsburg.

  • Express your Love

Kids are hungry for love and care. Affection only makes them feel prominent, secure, and extra special. So shower your children with hugs and kisses. Instead of worldly things, try to treat your kid with hugs for their achievements and good behavior. When your kids feel low, hold their hands while conversing and make eye contact that assures your engrossment, making them feel good. Praise them for their good deeds that boost their self-esteem. Warm and affectionate feelings help them to develop resilience and trigger oxytocin hormone or happy, positive emotions. Quality time is the best thing any parent can give their child.

 

 

Your time, attention, love, and care are all you need to be a better parent. What you invest is what you get. Try these simple tricks and notice the definite change for yourself.

 

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