The Truth About Parenting
People say life can be frustrating for toddlers but the ultimate truth is life is more frustrating for parents – especially mothers – dealing with their mood swings, tantrums, etc. Hats off to the mothers!
Upbringing a child is the toughest job. Here are some tips, how parents can improve the toddler’s behaviour:
He/She needs love more than anything: Anybody feels motivated when praised and given attention. Your child needs your hugs, kisses and lots of love more than anything.
You are his/her role model: Children learn how to behave by looking at their parents. Rather than listening to us, they follow what we do and how we behave. This is the best way to set a positive example for him/her.
Cheer the goodness of your kid: When you notice your child doing something good or helpful, appreciate and let him/her know how you feel. It’s an awesome way of reinforcing good behaviour so he/she is more likely to keep doing it.
Never Ignore Your Kids Stong Emotions: Once your kid’s meltdown is over, ask him/her, “How did that feel” and “What do you think would make it better?” Then listen to them. They will recover from the tantrum sooner if you let them talk it out.
One Meal Together every day: Let him/her decide what to eat on a specific day every week, and don’t forget to cook it with love.
“A family that eats together, stays together”
Never Accept Dis-Respect From Your Kid: Never allow him/her to be rude or say hurtful things to you or anyone else. You need to be strict with this since the beginning.
Bedtime Stories With A Moral Is A Must: Inculcate a habit of reading stories daily before sleeping to your kid. Ask your kid, whether the characters were nice or bad and why?
Teach him/her, Values Are Important: When you are kind, generous, honest, respectful, helpful, people will like you more. And, more importantly, you will feel good about yourself.
No Food Fights: If your kid is healthy and leaves some of the food or refuses to eat on a few days, just let it be. Don’t force.
Your Own Well-Being Is Important!
For mothers, kids are their passion. Everything else takes a back seat. In the process of upbringing a kid, mothers stop giving importance to themselves. Have some “ME TIME” and see the difference.