How To Become a Good Parent?
Raising a happy, healthy child is one of the most challenging jobs a parent can have, and also one of the most rewarding.
Good parenting helps foster empathy, honesty, self-reliance, self-control, kindness, cooperation, and cheerfulness, says Steinberg, a distinguished professor of psychology at Temple University in Philadelphia. It also promotes intellectual curiosity, motivation, and encourages a desire to achieve.Good parenting also helps protect children from developing anxiety, depression, eating disorders, antisocial behavior, and alcohol and drug abuse
If you want to become good parent follow this tips:
Be involved in your children’s life.
Being an involved parent is hard work, and it often means rethinking and rearranging your priorities. It frequently means sacrificing what you want to do for what your child needs to do. Be there mentally as well as physically.
Do not be too kind to your children.
It is simply not possible to spoil a child with love,” Steinberg writes. “What we often think of as the product of spoiling a child is never the result of showing a child too much love. It is usually the consequence of giving a child things in place of love -things like leniency, lowered expectations, or material possessions.”
If you do not manage your child’s behavior when he is young, he will have a hard time learning how to manage himself when he is older and you are not around. The rules your child has learned from you are going to shape the rules he applies to himself.
Avoid hard and cold discipline.
Parents should never hit a child, under any circumstances, Steinberg says. “Children who are spanked, hit, or slapped are more prone to fighting with other children,” he writes. “They are more likely to be bullies and more likely to use aggression to solve disputes with others.”
Respect your child.
“The best way to get respectful treatment from your child is to treat him respectfully,” Steinberg writes. Speak to him politely. Respect his opinion. Pay attention when he is speaking to you. Treat him kindly. Try to please him when you can. Children treat others the way their parents treat them.
Encourage your children’s independence.
Setting limits helps your child develop a sense of self-control. Encouraging independence helps he develop a sense of self-direction. To be successful in life, he is going to need both.