How to be good parents?
Children spend most of their time at home. They observe and understand
how their parents behave even though they may not be able to express
themselves clearly during their early years. Remember that they are
very observant and register your action and behavior. So while dealing
with children, keep in mind that action speaks louder than words.
are their children's role models especially in the formative years.
Children carry the impressions from their parents throughout their
life. If you want to be good parents you must be careful about what you
do and speak before your children. You should:
Practice what you preach
parents, take care to speak the truth and stay away from bad habits
such as drinking and smoking in front of your children. No amount of
preaching otherwise will stop them from breaking the law if you as
parents do it.
Spare some time for your children
parents are, at times, extremely busy with their professional life and
are not able to spare time for their children. Children, during their
growing up years, have a number of questions that bother them. As
parents, it is important to be there for them when they need you. So
find time for them. Show them your love and affection. Hug and cuddle
them. Express your appreciation and encouragement for what they do and
create. All this will go a long way in build their self-confidence.
Love your children unconditionally
your children for what they are and not what they should be. Make them
feel wanted. At times, they may try your patience but remember if you
are judgmental of their actions, you will do more harm than good. Only
love and understanding can bring them to the right path if they go
Listen to them
to your children and you will be able to understand and appreciate
their point of view. Share their problems and empathize with them.
Remember, the child is the father of man.
Written by Pragya Katariya
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