Preparing For Your Teenager Daughter To Ask About Dating
Being a parent can be a difficult task in itself. Parenting involves time, care, love, and discipline, all rolled into one major job. This article will provide you with a number of tips to manage your parenting abilities, and keep yourself sane and happy while your children stay calm and well-behaved.
Establishing a list of “House Rules” gives your child a sense of security, because your child will know exactly what behaviors are expected. Put your rules in writing and discuss them with your child to make sure your child understands what they mean. Set a good example by following the rules yourself.
Tell your friends and family that you plan to breastfeed and educate them as to why. Let them know that you will have moments of stress and doubt and that they should help remind you of why you are doing this. If you provide family and friends a list of reasons why they will be much more likely to encourage and support you when things get hard.
One of the best ways for you to bond with your child is to play with them. Play all sorts of games – board games, sports, pretend games, etc. Enter the child’s world and have fun! This simple bonding technique can have lasting effects into adulthood for your child.
Don’t constantly compare your children to others, especially when they are very young. Each child develops at his own rate and many of the earliest milestones do not mean anything about the long term traits of your child. Just because Jimmy speaks faster does not mean that he will have a higher intelligence.
Be wary about introducing pacifiers to your breastfeed baby. Pacifiers are designed to take care of a baby’s need to suck, however the reason a baby needs to suck is because that is how they breastfeed. If they can satisfy their need to suck elsewhere it will hurt your breastfeeding relationship. Limit pacifiers for at least the first 6 weeks.
Being consistent with your children is absolutely necessary. If you say you will do something, then you must do it. Failing to hold up your end of the deal, even if it is dishing out a punishment, will only teach your children that you don’t follow through, or that they can talk their way out of something.
Make sure you’re teaching by example. Your child is much more apt to learn behaviors when you exhibit these behaviors. It’s been proven that children learn by mimicking those around them. So if you’re telling your kids not to yell in the house and you’re doing it, they’re more likely to follow what you do than what you say.
As was stated at the beginning of the article, parenting can be an arduous task. Understanding the best way to raise your children can make your life much easier. Following the advice given in this article can help you be on your way to being a better parent, and having well-behaved children.
Image taken from page 41 of ‘The Young Man Dances, and other poems’
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Title: "The Young Man Dances, and other poems"
Author: Laver, James
Shelfmark: "British Library HMNTS 011645.g.30."
Place of Publishing: pp. 130. John Castle: London, 1925
Date of Publishing: 1925
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