Ten Commandments for Best Parenting: What You Always Wanted to Know…
1. Don’t inflict corporal punishment on kids. Never pay attention to any exhibition of negative emotions. Usually kids do all that stuff to invite your attention. Always reward good behavior with motivating comments. An authoritarian fails where a benign despot always succeeds.
2. Speaking from experience, any action transforms into a habit if repeated at least a fortnight .Encourage kids to repeat a positive action daily. Begin with some simple action like keeping his shoes in the shoe rack.
3. Never be impatient with your child. Do spend some quality time with her every day. She always has many interesting stories for you.
4. Never compare kids with their siblings, neighbors or classmates. This often does more harm than good. Be aware that each child is unique in his own way.
5. Find out your child’s area of interest, be it cycling or music. Once this is done,
ensure that good training is given in that specific area.
6. Tell them of the need to respect the elderly .Demonstrate whenever possible.
7. Whatever you do, be a role model to your little ones; those curious eyes are watching you every moment.
8. Never hide your affection. Children need your love and care to grow up emotionally.
9. Don’t criticize children in public. This will inhibit them. Instead you can gently make them aware of their faults when alone. Story telling is good enough to point out this in an indirect way.
10. Speak to her as if she is ideal. Let her know what is expected. Set certain standards of behavior, which under any circumstance are not violated .To achieve this, shower praises liberally as and when necessary. (Don’t overdo...)