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Parenting

OBINNA NWOSU Written by OBINNA NWOSU · 1 min read >

The rise in crime today has been largely blamed on bad parenting or no parenting at all.

The family, which is the primary agent of socialization, helps children grow up to be responsible adults.

With the influence of the internet, television, social media, and peer pressure, it is critical that we assist our children in developing appropriate behaviors.

In today’s world, it’s more important than ever to teach, instruct, and guide our kids the right way.

Honesty, love, self-control, cheerfulness, self-motivation, and tolerance are healthy attributes that children gain through good parenting.

In addition, a healthy parent-child relationship goes a long way in boosting a child’s self-esteem, which helps the child to manage peer pressure and avoid anti-social conduct.

In our modern culture, providing effective parenting has become a major challenge. This is due to the fact that parents are overburdened with work and business, leaving little or no time to provide good parenting to their children.

Meeting the family’s financial obligations is important. However, parents must strike a balance between their jobs, businesses, and providing good parenting.

We should endeavor to be available for our children.

As children get older, they start to copy the traits that they see in their parents, like how they act and what they do.

In the family, it is critical to model behaviors that demonstrate love, respect, hard work, honesty, dedication, and a fear of God. This will assist the children in picking up such characteristics as they mature.

Instilling these principles in children early will go a long way in helping them to mold positive values.

We must provide emotional support for children by saying encouraging things to them and complimenting them when they do well.

It’s also important to point them in the right direction when they’re wrong so that they can grow up to be self-confident adults.

A child’s morale is lowered when parents are too harsh and critical.

Besides, parents must regularly create time to listen to their children.

This provides an opportunity for children to express their concerns and fears. It’s usually a great time for the parents because they can learn more about their kids’ problems and help them better deal with them.

Most of the time, parents unknowingly leave this important role to their children’s peers, who, unfortunately, get it horribly wrong.

Teaching them about goal setting at a young age is important because it will help them live their own lives rather than those of others.

However, we must be careful not to place unreasonable demands on them. Excessive expectations, particularly for academic success, can put a child under a lot of pressure.

The challenges that children face change as they grow older.

So, we should be there to help them through these problems and help them reach their goals by being kind, firm, and approachable.

We need to figure out what children enjoy and are capable of doing on their own, and then encourage them accordingly.

Our children do not have to be perfect; rather, we must be gentle and firm with them in order to bring out the best in them.

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