For many, becoming a parent and raising a child is both a time for joy and for trepidation. Parenting can be difficult; read on for a few tips.
Use the kitchen sink, so your child has plenty of space to lie down on a towel spread on the counter. You should also place a rolled towel beneath his neck. Then, wash and rinse his hair using the faucet or sprayer. This technique is beneficial for toddlers who are afraid to dunk their head or be doused with water.
Parents who have a teenager that is beginning the college selection process need to make sure that they do not try to influence their child to go to the same university that they did. If the teenagers feel that they are being pressured or manipulated, they might react by doing the opposite out of spite.
Do not smoke in your home if you have children living with you. Even better, quit smoking. The effects of secondhand smoke are as bad as smoking itself. When children inhale second-hand cigarette smoke, they are more apt to develop medical problem, such as pneumonia or asthma.
If cutting teeth is painful for your child, put certain foods, such as carrots, cucumbers or pickles into a mesh teething feeder. There are many items your child could chew on like a teething ring, but a tasty item is much more likely to be gnawed upon. The more time your child gets to chew, the better feeling he or she is going to be through the day.
Use this advice to become the best parent possible. Bear in mind though that every parenting experience is totally unique. Even though billions of children have been raised in the world, there is no one “sure-fire” way to be a parent. Apply the suggestions that are most appropriate for you and your relationship with your child. Children grow up fast, so take advantage of the exciting times you and your child will spend together.