Parents should try to establish a great relationship with their children with calm parenting methods and fond memories
Give children the kind of childhood they can look back with fond memories when they are older. Make growing up a fun and educational process for them. Some of these suggestions may be useful
1. Enjoy the Children
Children are a blessing to enjoy, not a burden to shoulder. Be cheerful, smile and laugh often in their presence. spend lot of time with them.
2. Praise Children When it’s Due
When children do something well, lavish them with descriptive praises. Don’t belittle them if they don’t do it well. They are just children and still learning.
3. Play with Children
In the first three years of a child’s life, his parents should play with him in a “peer-like” manner – be silly, make funny faces, talk like a cartoon character, play practical jokes on one another. For young children, play is a form of communication. During play, parents can also learn a lot about their child. Don’t take things too seriously and don’t criticize him during play. Playing will also make him feel like a worthy play partner and this will help boost his self-esteem and confidence.
4. Offer Children Hugs and Kisses
Children often enjoy physical affection from their parents. So give them lots of cuddles and kisses. Hold their hands when walking with them. Enjoy this closeness while it lasts.
5. Teach Children the Joy of Sharing
Make sure children all have their turns at playing toys and games. Teach them to invite other children to join in as well as teach them to ask to join other children in play and games. The ability to share at a young age will help them be more caring and sensitive to the needs of others when they are older.
6. Give Children Fun Activities to Do
Children are more likely to misbehave when they are bored and restless. Eliminate boredom by providing children with lots of games and play in the house as well as outdoors. Story-telling, art and craft activities, trips to the library or playground and sports are engaging activities that will keep children amused for long periods of time.
7. Look at the World through Children’s Eyes
Children are naturally curious and in awe of a lot of things that adults find ordinary. Try to be a child again when you are with your kids. Be curious and excited about new discoveries they make.
Raising children is not only about setting rules for them to follow. It’s also about sharing fun and happy moments. Not surprisingly, parents who are playmates and providers to their children often have better relationships with them.
So enjoy each and every moment with your kid.............................................................................