Young parents are the ones who find it hardest to bring up children in an effective manner such that they blossom. Here are a few tips for new and young parents which would help them set their goals straight as parents.
You should always consider yourself lucky and privileged that this child has come through you into the house. It is something which should be taken as a blessing, only then you will realize your duties as a parent and all the responsibilities that parenthood brings with it.
Let Them Be
Young people are often rebellious and stubborn but when they become parents they must realize that this thing about them now needs to be changed. They can no longer impose their decisions on the new little ones that now are a part of their lives. You should always let your children “just be”.
This is the first step to raising happy children.
Provide a Supportive Atmosphere
Provide a supportive environment to your children. Encourage them and buck them up in what they do and never criticize their efforts to do something positive. If you provide them with such an environment, they’d grow up to be smart people with great leadership skills.
Make Yourself Attractive
Children look up to their parents as their first guides. Make sure that you are a reflection of what you want your children to be in the future. Make yourselves the people they admire and idealize and not the ones they hate and despise. Adopt good habits so that they can follow you and make sure that you NEVER drink, smoke or fight in front of them.
Seek Love Not Respect
Always expect love from your children, respect will follow. If you demand respect from them, they might get annoyed by this direct demand and start considering you as someone they should fear or forcefully bring respect for.
Maintain a Friendly Relationship
Always be your children’s best friend. You should be the first person your children come to when they need to confide in someone. This is something which is much more important than it seems. Because sometimes when you have a formal relationship with your children, they might confide into wrong people who could possibly misguide them. Never let that happen.