Written by Denise Bogacki
Tips To Help You Be A Better Parent
Raising children is challenging! Parenting is not easy to do! You may not feel ready for the task ahead of you. However, raising responsible children can be done! What a delight it is! Following are some ideas to make child rearing made easier.
When your child is trying to explain to you something that has happened, allow him time to explain without interruption. He needs to know that you are here to listen to his whole story. When you give him a chance tell his side of the story his way, he will feel that you are supportive.
For mothers of newborn twins, it is wise to get a breast pump. By not getting one, your nipples may not produce enough milk at the time feeding. Also, your nipples could get very sore and painful. These can be purchased at online or any store that sells baby products.
Start giving your child healthy treats from the beginning. By offering sugary snacks and other unhealthy treats as either the normal snack or as a reward for good behavior, you are setting up patterns that will be very hard to break. Instead build those patterns with goodies that help them build healthy choices for years to come!
When administering medication to your child, be sure to base the dosage on his weight rather than his age. The effectiveness of the medication is dependent on your child's size more than his age. This is especially important for children who are over or under weight for their age. Always consult with your doctor if you are unsure of the dosage.
One of the wonders of raising children is being able to see the natural talents that each one has, and to watch them show it in their own way. Some children like to sing, some like to dance, and some like to collect rocks. As a parent you have the opportunity to kindle your child's interests and give your child the encouragement to follow that special gift. You'll be building a foundation for a life of following their dreams.
A great tip to help you become a better parent is to show your child the same respect that you want from him or her. You're not likely to be respected by your child if you demand respect all the time and you aren't respecting your child's boundaries or ideas.
Give your young child a five to ten-minute warning when you and your child need to leave the playground by a certain time. If you tell your child too early, he will forget. If you tell him at the very last minute, he might not be mentally prepared to leave. Giving him a five to ten-minute warning will give him a chance to wrap up his activity.
So, are you ready for the challenge? Sure you are! Apply the suggestions that are practical to your individual child. No doubt, your hard work will be rewarded when your child reaches adulthood and is a delightful, responsible person!