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Easy Steps To Become A Good Parent

Can’t seem to make progress with your kids? Having foster trouble? We understand your plight and we sympathize. In this article, we will discuss the steps you can follow to become a good parent.

What Is Parenting?

A parent is basically anyone who brings another soul into the world. This is a person (or people) responsible for the care and upbringing of their child/ward. It is more than pushing out a baby (though this is no cakewalk, so, mothers, we hail). It is making sure that baby is nurtured and protected until they develop enough to fend for themselves.

And even then parenting doesn’t stop. Any good parent knows it is a lifetime chore until death sets thee free.

“Be the parent today that you want your kids to remember tomorrow.”

Who made this quote? I have no idea. But it does exist, and it is one of my favorite quotes so far when it comes to parenting.


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Steps To Become A Good Parent

Every parent strives to be the best parent they can be. To nurture and be there for their kids from the moment when they’re born until they reach adulthood. However, I know that sometimes you might question your parenting skills and wonder whether you’re doing the right thing or not.
To this end, I have prepared these four easy methods to help you be a good parent.

Boost Your Child’s Self-Esteem

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This is the first step you must take to become a good parent. From the moment they’re born and see themselves through the eyes of their parents, kids begin to develop their sense of self. They take in the sound of your voice, all your expressions, and body language. The things you do and say will always affect how they develop their self-esteem.

As a parent, you should always praise your child’s accomplishments however small, as this makes them feel proud of themselves. Allowing them to do things on their own makes them strong and capable.

Belittling them, on the other hand, by saying nasty things or comparing them with other children makes them feel inadequate. The negative things you say have the same effect as a physical blow would. Always choose your words carefully. Your kid should always know that everyone makes mistakes, and although you don’t like their behavior, you still love them.

Self-esteem is important for anybody’s success in life. When a child feels secure and confident, they are more likely to succeed in school and personal goals. Having a positive self-image helps the child feel happy and very capable of forming and maintaining personal relationships.

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Set Limits And Be Consistent With Discipline

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Discipline is one of those things that must be instilled in every home. It helps children behave themselves and practice self-control. Putting certain rules in place helps your kids understand what you expect of them. And while in previous generations discipline was associated with punishment, nowadays discipline entails setting limits for your kids and teaching them how to get along with the world.

By setting limits, parents are not only showing their children what to say or do; they also assist them in managing their impulses and anxieties. Limits are put in place to make kids feel safe, and therefore, starting early is vital. Also, let them know that choices have consequences.

If they fail to do something, they might get a time-out or lose certain privileges. And following up is just as important. Some parents are inconsistent and fail to go through with the consequences.

For instance, you might discipline them for running around the house this time, but fail to do so the next. This only confuses the child more. It’s natural for kids to misbehave as they get older. What parents can do is work with these issues that result from development in a positive and instructive manner.

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Make Time For Your Kids

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As a parent trying to make a living to support your children, it might be challenging to find time to spend with them. You get up way early and barely get to see them and then come back very late in the evening. As hard as it can be, making time for the kids is something they’ll always value and appreciate.
Even if it means getting home a bit early to tuck them in, then do so. Make every moment with them count. In most cases, kids who don’t receive the level of attention they want tend to act out and misbehave as a way to be seen and heard.
It’s not unheard of to have kids who pick on others at school, which can be linked to inattentive or absent parents. There are always ways to make time for them. Have at least one day a week set aside where you can do something together. Let them have their pick at what they’d like to do. You could find ways to remind them (little notes) that you’re always thinking of them.
As kids get older, they might not require as much attention, but that doesn’t mean they do not want to connect with you. Take the time to get to know them better. What they like, what they don’t like, what they want to do in life, and so on.
Don’t feel guilty if you’re a working parent. It’s the small things that are truly memorable to a child.

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Set A Good Example

Young kids learn a lot about how to act by simply observing their parents. Before you do or say something, remember there’s someone watching your every move. If they see you throwing stuff or breaking things when you’re angry or upset, they will most likely do the same in a similar situation. That is not what you want for them.

Studies show that kids who act out and hit usually have a role model at home who acts the same. If you want to be kind and friendly towards others, do the same yourself. Express your gratitude whenever someone gives you something or does something nice. Let your kids see you speaking kindly to others and they’ll do the same.

The way you treat others is the same way they will, too. This is one of the important steps in how to be a good parent.

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A Word From Battabox On Parenting

As a parent, you have countless opportunities to live a life worth emulating. Visualize what it is that you’d like your children to learn from you and do all you can to model it into your life. Mistakes will definitely come up along the way and things won’t go as planned, but there’s nothing wrong with that. Instead of scolding yourself, talk to your kids about it. Let them understand that everyone makes mistakes, and how you hope to do better next time.

Also, do better next time. If you handle poor decisions well and don’t stick to them so much, your kids will learn not to beat themselves up, too, when they mess up.

There you have it. Four easy steps to become a good parent.

If you have any questions or comments, let us know below.

Daniel Maxwell
Daniel Maxwellhttps://www.d-pari.com
Journalist. Researcher. Writer