Easy ways to be a fantastic parent

Being a good parent means you need to teach your child the moral in what is right and what is wrong. Setting limits and being consistent are the keys to good discipline. Be kind and firm when enforcing those rules. Focus on the reason behind the child’s behaviour. Be consistent. “If your rules vary from day to day in an unpredictable fashion or if you enforce them only intermittently, your child’s misbehavior is your fault, not his. Your most important disciplinary tool is consistency. Avoid harsh discipline. Parents should never hit a child, under any circumstances.

Identify your child’s strengths.

Punishing a child is not as effective as using praise and rewards.

Avoid negative emotional reactions, such as anger, sarcasm, and ridicule.

Don’t compare siblings.

Get support if you need it.

Children need positive attention.

Monitor your child’s use of the Internet.

Try to set aside time on a regular basis to do something fun with your children.

Rather than tell them what not to do, teach and show them what they should do.

Use descriptive praise when they do something well.

Help your child learn to express how he feels.

Parents should always encourage and support their children as this would greatly affect their self-esteem.

Always show your child affection.

Never vent your anger or frustration on your children.

Don’t crush your child’s dreams.

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