By Alison Palmer
If you are like most parents, you probably want to raise
healthy, smart kids. You may already have some ideas on how to
achieve this. Here are some parenting tips that will help
parents ensure their children develop to their full potential.
One of the parenting tips that work best is giving your
children quantity and quality time. When you spend time with
your kids, try to engage them in meaningful conversations. Try
to build fun and healthy communications and relationships
the kids are young.
In many homes, parents do not really talk to their kids when
they are young. But when the kids become teens, these parents
desperately want to talk to their teens. But the opportunity
not there anymore. Try not to become average parents.
to statistics, an average American parent spends less than
fifteen minutes a week in serious discussion with their
Practice and develop good habits. It is important that you
your kids to exercise their faith and put into action the
lessons that they have received. For example, it is one thing
to learn about charity and caring, but it is another thing to
volunteer some time to visit nursing homes and serve the
elderly. Or participate in building a house for the poor.
Aristotle, the famous Greek philosopher, said that virtues are
acquired by the development of habits. At first it may feel
like a duty to maintain good habits but it will become easier
as time goes by, and soon they will exercise good habits
Be a good role model. It is hard trying to teach children
something when we do not do it ourselves. When they hear you
lying about something, what kind of message are you sending to
your children? Because action speaks louder than words, your
kids will probably imitate our good and bad habits more than
listening to our words.
Be involved parents. Involved parents are parents who monitor
their kids’ media consumption, know whether the teachings in
school are in line with their values and are acquainted with
their friends. You should have a good rapport with your kids.
Nobody is perfect but the more you become involved in your
children’s lives, the better your chances of raising them to
Have a strong and healthy relationship. Having a strong and
healthy marriage or relationship is not only good for you but
also for your children. A thriving family unit is a good
deterrent for anti-social behavior.
One thing for sure: it is hard enough to raise a child with
parents, let alone a single parent. Research shows that two
years after a divorce, many boys have trouble concentrating,
poorly on intelligence tests, and have difficulty with math.
Should your relationship break down ensure that your children
continue to have full support from both parents.
Get connected with other parents. We need support and
encouragement from other parents and you’ll no doubt learn new
parenting tips from them. It is good to know that you are not
the only ones who may be struggling. You can encourage one
another to hang in there and continue to do the right thing.
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