2 Jul 2022 | 5 min Read
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Parents only want their children to be their best and raise them in the best way possible. But most new parents have limited knowledge of what to expect, and how to be best prepared for the parenting journey.
In a candid interview with BabyChakra, mum and content creator Rahela Tayyebi shares some useful tips for new parents and how she has been handling parenthood.
I am a mum of 2 boys – Taha who is 6 years old, and Zain who is 3 years old. My life revolves around them and their activities. I have a particular interest in toddler behaviour and continuously try to learn more about them.
I’m a content creator on Instagram. I write about gentle parenting techniques, breastfeeding, baby-led weaning, and infant potty training. I started three years back when a friend suggested that my advice helped her in parenting and that I should write it for others to read.
I usually write about what I am facing with my boys. It’s a mix of my struggles and wins that I experience with my kids. I know all kids are different, but their needs are the same as all humans.
They’ve been extremely supportive, as they can see the positive impact it has had on me and on my way of thinking.
I organise online workshops for parents to help them learn ways in which they can create a positive relationship between food for their kids without any screentime. I also share tips on how parents can avoid force-feeding them to eat.
Reaching the right audience and making them understand that a small step from them will change how their kids eat.
I plan a list of things that I need to do in a day and prioritise accordingly.
Go for it! Be yourself and share the raw struggle and wins. We need more strong women talking about motherhood in the rawest form to empower other women who go through the same.
Learn more about raising your child each day and make your informed decision. It’s your child and you will find the best ways for them.
Definitely! He is my biggest support. In the conventional parenting model, I would be the Dad. He is a hands-on dad and helps in many ways he can. He has been taking full responsibility for the kids and also taking care of me.
We go to the garden, cycle around in our colony and paint. They also love to play pretend play where they make imaginary houses and invite guests.
I want my children to be kind humans. That’s my only goal while I raise them – to be empathetic and kind.
Focus on the child and everything will fall in its place. Hire help if you need it and delegate the household work. Don’t miss the best moments of your life. Invest some time in self-care so that you can fill your cup.
Get yourself screened for PPD if you feel that you are not able to connect with your child. Take the professional support.
Be there for her. She is confused but tries to be strong. Be there and let her know that she can share her most vulnerable state with you.
The conversation has begun but I think we need to amplify it more by talking about it more. Gynac visits should have sessions on 4th-trimester preparation where mums are equipped with what they will be going through and educating them about breastfeeding, sleep techniques, and changing diapers.
If a mum is well informed she can take better decisions and keep calm and take care of herself and her child in the best possible ways.
Rahela Tayyebi’s self-awareness and parenting journey tips are useful for first-time parents. Her parenting style and aim to raise empathetic and kind kids should be adopted by all parents.
Image Credit – Rahela Tayyebi