It is a fact that parents are faced with endless challenges when raising children, and several books have been published to help parents become good parents and at the very least have a good-enough parental techniques.
But the reality is no matter how hard parents try, they can never be perfect and it is just a myth that they have attained being super parents or the ultimate parents to a child. Since we want our children to have the very best in life, even if we strive to be just enough parent there are things that we can do and attitudes to adopt that will make our children more than just average and at the same time make our lives fulfilling and easier at the same time.
Your number one guideline as a parent is to realize that you are but human who cannot perform everything, cannot be everywhere at the same time, cannot know everything under the sun, and that you will also commit mistakes. Issues, problems and hang-ups are revolving parents too, but these can be met with the right attitude. Right attitude would mean to start from being humble, forgiving yourself for your mistakes, celebrating your successes, learn from the past and focus your sights forward.
Another advice in parenting is to realize that you are only playing a certain percentage of the whole life of your child. Parents have to realize that other outside factors would influence their children’s upbringing like friends, teachers, social media, internet, television, magazines and so on.
We should realize as parents that our children are not the only things that matter in our lives, and so when making decisions, the whole impact on the family as a whole is to be considered.
Looking at the positive sides of your children, like understanding that they too can commit mistakes, is one pointer in parenting. It is advisable that you forgive, correct them gently and move on, therefore, pay attention to what they did right and not the wrongdoings.
To get your children to behave, it is important that as a parent you stick to your guns so they say and believe in yourself. Whenever children make a challenge to a parent’s decision, given that the decision is what is right for them, do not be swayed as a parent and learn how to say no to your kids. It would happen that parents make bad decision, but being able to believe in yourself, making decisions and dealing with life’s adversities will give them good example.