Key things for successful parenting

If you have kids, you know that there is hardly a more important and challenging job than parenting. You have to discipline yourself in a way that teaches you responsibility and empathy that are translated to your children too. If your children feel that they are loved and respected, their self-esteem increases. They will never turn to any harmful habits and practices. But how to be a successful parent? In this blog, we will give you some tips.

  1. Genuine Encounter Moments (GEMs)

The quality of time you spend together with your kid – not the amount of it – is decisive for his or her self-esteem. Pay attention to what your child says to you. If you don’t give your kids GEMS throughout the day, they will often start to misbehave. Negative attention, in a child’s mind, is better than being neglected.

  1. Action, not words

Do not give too many compliance requests – they will make your child “deaf” to your requests. Instead of nagging or shouting, ask yourself what you could do to change the situation. Action speaks louder than words.

  1. Consistency

If you have decided that your kid cannot buy sweets when she gets to the supermarket, do not give in to his or her tears, demands or pouting. Your child will learn to respect your word.

  1. Power sharing

You are not the only one who should have power. Children also need to feel that they can be powerful. For instance, you can ask for their advice, give them choices, help you to shop, cook a part of a meal, wash dishes or foods, etc.

  1. Showing consequences

Do not interfere with all your child’s actions. Do not rob the kid of the chance to learn from consequences of his or her actions.

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