As a parent, you can often feel that you are helpless, talking to a wall of brick. This article will help you rediscover the joy of parenting and hopefully take the fight out of fighting with your child.
Imagine how your child will interpret what you tell him! Your kids need to know that you are trustworthy.
Regardless of their age, children who walk to or from school need to have retro-reflective material affixed to their person in a highly conspicuous spot, such as on their backpack or clothing. You can also purchase this material in Velcro, which will make it easier for your child to strap on. This material can improve your child’s safety when out on the road at night, reflecting their backpack off car lights.
No two children are exactly alike. A parenting technique that worked perfectly on an older child may be useless with his or her younger sibling. This applies to both rewards and punishment. Remember what approaches you have tried that worked well, despite this.
Making it clear that you expect your children to use positive words and communication, while leading by example helps your children to deal with the inevitable sibling issues. Rather than saying “no hitting,” for instance, tell children to “touch gently.”
To prevent your children from becoming cranky or bored when taking a long road trip, make frequent stops along the way. You may be tempted to spend as little time in the car as possible, but a more relaxed trip is certain to be a more enjoyable one! Plan stops along the way at parks, restaurants, or attractions so your kids can burn off their energy and see something new.
Remember to apply these tips the next time you are faced with a parenting challenge. Parenting is hard but you will be rewarded as you watch your child grow into a happy, independent adult.