We know parenting is easier said than done. It is definitely not a bed of roses, but surely a non-bailable contract for a lifelong commitment that’s quite challenging as well as exhausting at times (well, that’s an understatement). A journey that starts making you realise that understanding your child is a completely different affair.
When, at times, you somehow figure out ways to manage your kids with extreme patience and care, most of the time you fail and miss out on shaping up their individuality. Only by focusing on turning your child’s inner weaknesses into strengths can you raise their personalities and transform them into confident young promises. In essence, you have to become their unwavering pillar.
Check out these 8 easy yet valuable parenting acts that help build up your kids’ personality:
- Reflect on your actions: It is perfectly normal for parents to lose their direction sometimes. But children tend to duplicate the acts and mannerisms of their parents without foreseeing the outcome. Which is why you should be careful not to lose your cool around them. It is important to evaluate your interactions with children and should not feel hesitant to seek expert advice if needed to create a positive impression.
- Be mindful: With the information downpours from the internet, you need to monitor the latest trend or activity your child has freshly adopted. Pay heed to any change that might have occurred in their behaviour and keep track of how they tackle every situation. Get to know their likes, dislikes, and interests in life to help them steer toward their dream.
- Lend an ear: Put yourself at your kid’s disposal any time he/she asks for you. The simple act of listening always works like a charm as it makes them feel protected and generates confidence to conquer any issue.
- Accept them as they are: Embrace the imperfections of your child proudly. Don’t pick on them and remind them of their shortcomings as something that can’t be lived with. Make them comfortable with accepting their authentic self and teach them that it is perfectly okay to have flaws that apparently make them special. Projecting this positive aspect of their personality will inspire them to chase their passion.
- Rectify with love: Punishment may sound harsh, yet it is necessary for children to learn the difference between right and wrong. The key to successfully disciplining your child is to do so in a loving manner. Clarify why you’re punishing them so they realise their mistake and never do that again.
- Stop comparisons: Understanding your child is more essential than tagging them based on comparisons with other children. It’s not fair, even if you’re comparing them to someone who is genuinely nice. Eventually, as they grow older, this creates a detrimental effect on their personalities.
- Prioritise your time: When you make the decision to be a parent, you are taking a vow to cater to all of your child’s needs. Their doubts and concerns should undeniably be your foremost priority. So it is critical that you strike a balance and devote appropriate time to them in order to develop their personality.