Note: This blog is especially written for parents who are also students.
Actively Listen to What Your Kids Have to Say
Have you ever been so busy that you don’t realize your kids are talking to you? Don’t worry, it happens to the best of us. When you are home put away distractions and this also means distracting thoughts. Then make it a priority to be on top of what your kids are hoping for, what they fear, and what they may feel anxious about. Never stop asking them questions no matter how many times they ignore you. When you show you care you show them, love.
You can improve your listening ability when you kneel down, if needed, to get down to match their height. Give them your complete attention and make good eye contact. When they feel heard they’ll feel the love
Show Good Judgement and Stick to Your Rules
It’s your parental duty to teach your children the difference between right and wrong. Not only do you need to teach these lessons to your kids you need to follow these rules, too. This means that you may not always be right and will need to fess up. There will be times when you’ll say no to your kids, and mean it. Then there will be other times when you’ve made a mistake and you’ll change your mind. Just be clear to say, “I was wrong.” and why you changed your mind. We all make mistakes.
Be a Good Role Model and Good Person
Don’t do anything in front of your children that you wouldn’t want them to do. If you find yourself exhibiting behaviour that you don’t want to be mimicked by your child, then it’s a sign you should change how you react in certain situations.
Your kids are watching you head off to work every day. It’s important that they see you managing this all to the best of your abilities. You aren’t trying to reach perfection, you’re teaching them hard work, honesty, and most of all, love
Stay In Control of Your Emotions
If you lose your cool in front of your kids they may become fearful of you. Whether you’re arguing with a bill collector on the phone or you’re having a spat with your spouse, don’t exhibit angry behaviour in the presence of your children. Anytime you lose control and yell or argue with someone, you’re showing your children this is how people react when times get tough.
Instead, exhibit good parenting skills by illustrating how you can keep your cool and resolve the problem at hand in a calm manner. Show them what emotional intelligence is all about.
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