You have probably heard it before, The best parents are consistent parents. They going into parenting with a plan, as well as various goals in mind. If you want to raise up children who have a good grasp on their emotions, who know how to stick to a plan and reach a goal and who have self-control then you’re going to have to demonstrate those qualities as well. In order to become a consistent parent it takes some thought and effort.
As humans we have both needs and wants. Sometimes it’s easy as women to get confused by what other people want as a need. Most women are nurturing, and giving, and tend to over give to the point of losing track of their own needs in favor of other people’s wants. Since almost half of all homes consist of two working parents, and more still consist of a single working mother, it’s more important than ever to find out ways to realistically balance the needs of everyone.
Ask any parent if they would like to improve their parenting skills, and most will say yes. Parenting is a rewarding journey but hard work, and who wouldn’t love to find new ways to become a better parent for their children? Here are five ideas on how to sharpen your parenting skills.
1. Ask Advice from Those Who Have Been There
Take a look at the adults around you and ask yourself who you consider to be a great person. Now, go ask their parents how they raised those great people. Taking advice from those who have been through the challenging job of parenting and have been successful at it is an extremely wise move.
We have all done it, sometimes we parents exhibit behavior that actually causes their children to perform poorly on basic expectations such as chores, homework, and grades. It can be hard to have a small baby, and then suddenly a toddler getting into everything, then a blink of an eye a school aged child, and before we know it a teenager and so forth. Time seems to have no meaning when it comes to raising children. There here today and gone tomorrow and it all happens seemingly in the blink of an eye.
Every child goes through times when they are angry. Anger is a natural part of life and children need to learn how to deal with it. By teaching your child how to deal with the changes in life and the anger they feel in a healthy way you’ll set them up for a lifetime of happiness instead of bitterness.
Moving — Many people describe moving is a little bit like a death. Even if you don’t think you will you lose your footing in the world. Your surroundings change, the people you depend on change, and everything is just completely different. The best thing that you can do is be understanding to a child who is angry about a move.
One accident can cause permanent brain damage in an instant, but there are ways to prevent brain injury. From concussion to aneurysm, here are some tips to avoid brain injury.
Wear a Helmet
1. Always be sure that you and your children wear a well-fitting helmet while participating in the following activities:
- Biking, motorcycling, riding an ATV
- Roller blading, skate boarding, scooters
- Skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling
- Horseback riding, white water rafting or white water kayaking
- Playing contact sports such as boxing, wrestling, ice hockey, or football
When a family goes through separation or divorce, many changes follow. What used to be a partnership when it came to raising children and making decisions is no longer the same. In fact, some days can be an all-out war.
How do two parents work together for the best interest of their children when they find it difficult to agree on anything? Not only do parents often have different ways of raising their children, but divorce can add the element of bitterness over many other issues as well that may have nothing to do with parenting. Nevertheless, these issues are often used to pull at the children from either side, leaving them helpless and in the middle. This is where a parenting plan comes in.
You’ve been through the rough patch, and made the decision: it’s time to schedule time for couples therapy. While you may heard stories about this second hand from friends, family, or your favorite TV show, now it’s about to become your reality. What do you need to know? What can you expect? Here are some tips and insights.
Before You Go
Research your counselor and the practice. Ideally the office will be located in a place convenient to you and your partner, and it would be great if their office accepts your health care insurance, but beyond that, you’ll really want to consider the actual person. Who is this counselor, and what are his or her qualifications?