How to be a GREAT PARENT

By: JonnyV70 | Posted: 16th June 2010

HONEST PARENTING
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WHICH ROAD DO I HAVE TO TAKE TO REAR A GOOD CHILD?
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Proper parenting skills are a major requirement in this lifelong child rearing preparation process and you have to be sure that you are equipped with good parenting skills. The arrival of a baby is just the starting preparations involved in raising a child, as we all know that parenting is actually a life long commitment.

THE PROCESS OF BEING A NEW PARENT.
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The right parenting path will lead you to self-comfort most especially in those difficult situations that you are likely to face in the future with your offspring.

HERE ARE THE PROCESSES THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW TO BECOME SKILLED IN PARENTING.
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> Know all there is to know about you own child - we are all different by nature, and we all have a unique character aspect that identifies us to be ourselves. It is a proven fact that most children copy their parents' actions, their mannerisms and their desires to follow their parents footsteps, but there are also those children who do not want to become like their parents and most of the time defies them. The children that rebels against what you (as the parent) have been used to are the ones you will need to implement good parenting skills with because they will definitely upset you and also leave you feeling discouraged at times.

PARENTING IS A NEVER-ENDING JOB.
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Parenting a child takes a lifetime. To be a parent, this requires you to walk in a fine thin line. Just because now that your child is taller than you doesn't mean that they are more matured and ready for anything that this world can offer them. The first response of your child's question that parents gives to their kid is important and will possibly stick with your child for the rest of their lives. Nobody can say that parenting is such an easy task.

TEACH YOUR KIDS SELF-RELIANCE
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Moreover, by avoiding conflicts out of fear thinking that your child will not love you back because you do not give everything him/her wants is ridiculous. As opposed to other children who have little or no opportunity to be allowed to explore self-reliance, who was never taught to learn that with possession always comes responsibility, and was never allowed to fulfill their very own needs, sadly they tend to acquire a sense of entitlement which obscures their sense of contribution. 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. If you suddenly noticed that you constantly give in to your child's whims, take a pause and ask yourself what made you do such a thing.

GET MORE COMPLIANCE FROM YOUR CHILD.
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Is you child the defiant type? Well, to deal with your defiant child is truly exasperating. By using rewards - You can focus on your child's positive attitude instead of the negatives by trying to put a marble in a jar when ever your child starts doing something for the first time that you asked which in turn provides more cooperation from your child. A example of positive communication is, when your child asks "Can I watch TV now?" If your initial response to allowing your child to watch TV is "No, you can't watch TV right now, try saying, "You can watch right after dinner".

COMMON CHILD AND PARENT PROBLEMS.
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How hard can being parent can be? In a sense, parenting can be considered as quite easy, however when it comes down to giving advice and helping your children this is where things get difficult. Though, children do not realize that not all parents can actually afford to pay high prices for their children clothes and shoes, I know that your own child won't take that into consideration, he/she wants to be just like the others, and often say that if others have it, why can't they have it too. Give your child some freedom, so that they can start learning on their own and how to do things alone. Being a active parent within your child's school, will give you a good idea about how your child's is actually developing in their studies.

MAKE MEMORIES WITH QUALITY FAMILY TIME.
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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:
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> Remember, it is very important to always keep positive and upbeat conversational topics. Talking about negative topics in the news or anything that is unpleasant should not be done while dining with your family members. Talking about negative topics while eating is rather quite unhealthy physically and emotionally. It is of utmost importance that you discuss serious issues together with your children some times but, that is inappropriate while dining together. Your goal is to produce long lasting good memories from these causal conversations over a family dinner and you want your family to look forward to spending more of these moments together.
> After finding that your family is now beginning to enjoy the family quality time and are beginning to look forward to your family spending more time together, they may even ask that family dinners be extended. If your family want to spend more time together by extending night time dinners, then you will know for sure that indeed good memories are made. Always remember that it's important to always start small to make family changes. Your family will need time to adapt and to absorb this new family dinning time experience. It's better to make gradual routine changes as opposed to major drastic changes that will certainly bring about all kinds of objections amongst your family. If family bonding time begins your family members feel good then they are most likely to want to experience the family bonding time again so keep the conversation light, bubbly, happy, inspirational and upbeat for the whole family.




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