Questions Every Positive Parent Should Ask Themselves
Questions Every Positive Parent Should Ask Themselves!
Parenting is no easy task. But like in all spheres of life, with parenting too, it helps to be positive and optimistic. Positive parenting focuses on the fact that there is as such no bad children, just behaviour that can be categorized as good or bad. But the silver lining is that; bad behaviour can be rectified.
Adults often forget that if there is a problem in a relationship, the problem would exist at both ends, on both sides of the individuals involved in a relationship. The same applies to parenting. If your child misbehaves, you are equally responsible for it. You cannot just blame the child.
The most important thing to remember in the journey of parenting is to be self-aware. This awareness will not just help you identify the issues but also lead to self-introspection, which will eventually help you on your parenting journey.
Mentioned below are questions you should ask yourself if you are a parent. These will help you discover ways in which you can give your children a better growing up experience. Read on to know more:
1. Am I setting a good example for my children?
2. Am I practising what I preach?
3. Are my actions in sync with the words?
4. Am I kind with everyone including children irrespective of their age?
5. Am I respectful with my words as well as actions?
6. Am I devoting enough time for the well being of my children?
7. How can I ensure my children eat nutritious food and maintain a healthy lifestyle that comprises of proper diet and exercise?
8. Am I trying to overly protect my children from making mistakes thereby taking away the chance from them to learn from their mistakes?
9. Am I giving my children freedom of choice?
10. How can I give my children a wholesome experience that will lead to their physical, mental and cognitive development?
We, at Shanti Juniors, have said it in the past, and we will say it again. Parenting is an uphill task. There will be judgements and unsolicited advice from the people surrounding you. But keep faith in yourself. Parenting is the easiest thing to comment on and the most difficult thing to actually do. You know what is best for your child. You will always have your child’s best interest at heart. Trust your gut and trust your parenting. Happy parenting!!