What parenting is, perhaps needs no fresh definition. You must have already seen a thousand lists and guides that seek to outline the primary parameters of parenting right. Then again, how much will you actually implement if you do not apply such advice to your everyday life?
The key to becoming a great parent is not to read up more on parenting or deliberating around parenting guides. The key lies in the ability to absorb ideas into your own personalized setup. Then again, you will have to stop overdoing parenting.
One aspect about parenting in India is that there is too much hullabaloo over being perfect.
You want to be a perfect parent. You want to have a perfect kid. You want to have a perfect balance. Fancy as this may sound, perfection is really one concept that’s overrated.
Drop such high whims. Get to work with what you have and build the best from the true potential of your child.
Allow your kids to make some MISTAKES, take MUDBATHS and make a MESS.
Allow kids space to make them realize that mistakes are not crimes but not taking accountability for mistakes could be a gap that brings in problems later on. Therefore, when you actually sit to frame what is best for you child, be sure your child is being involved in the plan.
Instead of aiming for perfection, aim for clarity.
You can deliberate over what your goals are but do not crush the meaning of your parenting by burdening your child with such goals. Design a life for your kids but let them color it their way. For starters, you have got to realize that you will only get balanced children when you allow them to soar without clipping their wings using standards.
You will have to figure out your parenting priorities. Parenting advice for folks today must sum up the need to be clever and not cunning when it comes to raising kids. Imperfect never want incapable. Driving this message into your children is the crux of parenting effectively.
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