When Parenting Kicks In

When you were a kid, you often heard your parents yelling about how hard is it to be a parent, and that probably left a mark on you. Now you have a kid and you are thinking “What now?!” Well, don’t be afraid, because we have some parenting advice that will assure you that parenting is as hard as you put it. So let’s begin.

There are three things you have to make clear from the beginning. You have three basic jobs to keep your kids fit. That is nurturing, education, and health and welfare. When you realize that you should give your kids food, home, clothes and school, you are already on a good track, but what is most important in parenting is that your kids sooner or later grow up to be good people. Once you get on the side with that, all is set for you to take on a plan.

There is one question you must ask yourself, “What kind of adult do you want your child to become?”

Because what you sow now, you will reap later, as childhood is the age of our lives that defines our character the most.

You should always try to be an example to your kids and show them on yourself how they should be, because children at younger (and even older) age are taking their parents as their role models.

Remember that you are the one that is giving them a vivid image of this world, and that they perceive you as the one who is always there to protect them, which leads us to another thing – balance. You should always keep relatively equal time of work and play and time you spend together with time you spend apart. You should prepare them for life, and sooner you realize that this is your main role, things will be much easier.

Teach him how to differentiate good and bad, prepare him for socializing and prepare him that there are all sorts of people in this world, both good and evil, and that he will need to adapt to his environment.

Set high expectations for his education and behavior, but don’t be too harsh on them if they don’t quite meet those expectations, rather reward them when they do.

You should always let them express themselves and be who they are, and just provide them with enough guidelines to make a strong and healthy person out of them.