Guide to Parenting
A parent is a father or a mother who gives birth to a child and brings him/her up. An origin of something is also known as the parent. Parenting is, therefore, the procedures used in the promoting of good behavior, intellectual and physical growth of the child before the age of 18. It is not necessary that the parents of a child carry out the parenting duty. Children who have no parents are brought up by well-wishers who are known as guardians. The parenting role involve instilling discipline, encouragement, provision of the basic needs and giving education to the child so as to have a quality development of the body and the mind. Different parents have different parenting styles. The following are the important parenting tips.
Love is important in the upbringing of a child. Loving a child is the good caring f a child. To show love to your children, simply spend ample time with them, listen to their complains well and show some love signs such as hugging. Feel-good hormones such as oxytocin are produced as a result of showing love to a child. Feel-good hormones cause a closer relationship of the child and the parents and emotional warmth.
A good parent should practice positive parenting. Positive parenting is the act of telling the child only the positive experiences. Giving only positive experiences to children will facilitate experiencing positive things and passing on the positive experiences to the other generations. A parent should go to the park with his or her child, ride bikes, play, crack jokes and carry out other activities together so as to promote good child development.
A good parent should know how to communicate with his/her child. A good parent or guardian should be able to listen to the child and respond to his/her demands. Every child should have a close relationship with the parents so that he will be able to forward his/her wants to the parents or guardians. Good integration also promotes coordination of different organs which helps in maintaining a healthy body.
Good parents are also good role models. It is impossible for a child to stop a behavior which his/her parents still have. All parents should have good behaviors so that children can copy them. A parent should also show the child on how to carry out different activities. A parent should be disciplined and have a positive attitude and his/her child will still copy this.
Perfect parents have rules and regulations. All places have rules and regulations which govern how things are done. A good parent should also set rules which should be followed by the children when in the home or away from home. The child is supposed to do what is expected of him/her at the right time.
These are the main features of good parents.