Honest Parenting - Which road do I have to take to rear a good child?

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The arrival of a baby can be an overwhelming task. Getting the necessary baby items such as feeding bottles, clothes, cribs, tons of diapers and other baby things as well can be stressful.

The process of being a new parent.

At the time conception, your gratifying job as a parent finally begins. You have to remember parenting is not the type of job that you can quit, whenever you don't feel like it anymore.

Here are the processes that you should know to gain parenting skills

- You will learn techniques for good parenting skills when you allow your child to win (sometimes) and make sure that he/she loses (as well) in the battles that the both of you will soon to face. There will be times that calls for you to disapprove your child's actions and attitude, but you do not want to be in a way that will traumatize your child. Remember that too much of criticism is not going to do any good in any parent and child relationships.

Parenting is a never-ending job.

A younger child needs lots of attention as well as proper guidance as they are growing up. However, there can also be a thick and crooked line of parenting if you make and if you make a mistake or bad move you will end up falling. Parenting a child takes a lifetime. If one day your child comes running to you and starts asking you like "mom/dad I need help", will you say to them sorry, I am too busy now? I do not believe so, you will not tell your child that you are to busy to help them. Children now, regardless of their age needs help and proper guidance from you their parents.

Teach your kids self-reliance

By allowing your child to experience his/her, life to its fullest on their terms within a safe boundaries level of responsibilities is considered as the greatest gift to give your child. As young as one-year-old, your child can start learning self-reliance. Now that your children are adults, they too understand that everyone is responsible for the way they built their lives. When parents have the mind frame that giving your child things (from toys, to high tech gadgets etc.

Get more compliance from your child.

If your child argues, all you have to do is to repeat that rule over and over, as opposed you starting a debate with your child and as a result of doing this, you will gain more cooperation from your child. Basically, a defiant child will readily pull you in a power struggle which will actually wear you down. By showing your feelings towards your child - Often times when you start to show compassion towards your child and reflecting back what or how they are feeling is helpful for gaining cooperation from your child.

Common child and parent problems.

Of course, parents initial reactions might be of rage about the actual cost of the designer clothes, but come to think of it take yourself back in time reliving your school days, how you felt when you wanted to wear the latest clothes. Most parents often think that they know better and having that mind set is the biggest part of the problem because parent actually don't always know what's better fro their child. By taking interest, it will definitely encourage your own child to work harder and to maintain good behavior while at school. Do you attend parent evenings (PTA's)? A child may not always mention this meeting so you should be an active parent within the child's school.

Make memories with quality family time.

You do not need to perform a major makeover in starting to increase your quality time that you and your family spend together.

The following tips ensure that your family time will be stress free and will ensure that you will make your family memories last for a lifetime:

- Remember that by having pleasant dinner talks it is one of the most effective and the simplest way to create family bonds/ties and this will truly make your memories last you for a lifetime. Be sure to maintain a pleasant conversation at dinnertime as well as having inspirational and upbeat conversations too. If dinnertime conversations are not pleasant, your family members will not even remember these times spent together as a family and in turn family dinners this will easily be just an activity that they don't want to participate in. If your family does not want to participate in family dinner due to unpleasant conversation, that is certainly counterproductive of quality family time.
- Parents should turn off the television during dinner time so that you can focus on family conversations. During dinner, there should not be anyone talking on the cell phone or playing electronic game (except for emergencies).

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