A study based on 2,000 parents conducted by a researcher and psychology professor- Robert Epstein published in the journal of “Scientific American” found that being affectionate and loving towards your child was the most important for raising emotionally happy kids. So does it only take love and affection for good parenting or is there something more for you to know?
Certainly, we can say, yes there are a few more Good Parenting Qualities every parent needs to possess and which are very essential for the development of your child.
“Good parenting develops qualities in children such as empathy, honesty, self-control, cooperation, self-reliance, kindness, and cheerfulness. It instils the motivation to achieve."
Signs of Good Parenting- Check if you are on the Right Track!
Build the ability to manage anger and stress
One of the most important characteristics of good parenting lies in the ability to manage temper and stress. If you are not capable of coping with your stress, it can also cause your kids to feel less secure and anxious. But if your child sees you managing stress and anger during difficult circumstances, he will observe and learn the same from you.
Being a Skillful Communicator
Encouraging your child to express, listening to their thoughts and understanding them opens avenues for the child to be more expressive. This makes the child feel that their opinions and feelings are heard, valued and appreciated.
Imbibe positive behaviors in children
Encourage them with positive attributes which enhance thoughts patterns, ability, behaviour and perhaps overall well-being.
Support and Guide them, do not Demand and Push
We as parents naturally want the best out of our kids. We want them to succeed at what they do. In the process, we sometimes end up pushing them too hard and be demanding on them. Rarely, it is also accompanied by punishments or by withdrawing things they like. The fact is, being a Tiger Dad (or Mom) isn’t likely to get them further than giving your kid lots of care and support. The support and guidance will take them a long way rather than being demanding and pushy.
A positive role model to your child
Your child learns through observation. If you work out your disagreements and conflicts through calmly discussing, then it is a sign of healthy role modelling. Remember to demonstrate the traits you want to develop in your child, such as compassion, kindness, tolerance, and patience.
According to Mrs Neha Cadabam, Psychologist from Cadabam’s, It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings and emotionally healthy adults.
Importance of Good Parenting
You can’t punish your child into good behaviour, but you can change your child’s behaviour. You can do this by using good parenting techniques. You don’t have to struggle with it, we can help you. Just a call and we are there. Contact us now at +91 97414 76476 or Visit Cadabam’s Hospitals.