For parents, dreaming to become the best version of themselves is normal to provide the best for their children. In doing this, there’s actually no shortcut on how it could be achieved because every person, every family and every household is unique from each. On the other hand, there are general guidelines that can be used on how you can be a better parent for your kids.
Tip number 1. Enforcing limits, rules and structure – establishing rules and structure in your household actually makes your children feel secure and safer according to experts. Your children are going to learn more about self-control as well as self-reliance. Having said that, you should never be afraid to implement reasonable limits and rules in your house.
Tip number 2. Have consistency – as soon as you have set your rules and limits, just make sure that you are living by these rules as well. Keep in mind that not just because your mood change, weather, occasion and whatnot, you’ll change or bend these rules. To be able to avoid confusion, there be consistency in the rules that you have prepared. Practicing what you have said and preventing saying one thing and doing the other is never a good idea.
Tip number 3. Show respect to your kid – children are learning from their parents and if parents are treating them with respect, then they are going to know how to respect others. Treating children as an adult and not comparing them with others even with their siblings can go a long way.
Tip number 4. It is okay to fail – every once in a while, it’s normal that your children would experience failure. Don’t be too protective in preventing them to make failure as this is part of growing up. Overprotection does no good on your children as it would only make them become timid or fearful. Curbing the natural instincts and desire of your children to learn and see new things simply because you are preventing them from failing or get hurt is a no-no.
Your role as a parent is to provide assurance that they’re in a safe environment.
These are only few of the guidelines that you can follow on how to be a better parent. As you apply these guidelines though, there is no guarantee that your children will be successful in life. However, this can give you satisfaction that you’ve fulfilled your roles and responsibilities as a parent.