Reality of Parenting
Have you ever thought what is the best blessing that God has given us??
Yes!! You heard me right. It’s the baby. Our children are one of the most precious and joyous gifts of our lives. We are responsible for nurturing and nourishing them. Raising a happy and healthy child is one of the most challenging and rewarding jobs as a parent.
Best part of being a parent is to see that sunshine smile of the child when we come home exhausted.
The foundation that we lay for our child decides, what kind of person they will become in future. They are like a clay and we are responsible for shaping them. They can be molded very easily in whatever shape we want.
We are the support system and the best coach that anyone can have. Parents try their best to stand beside their kids through their thick and thin and never leave them alone no matter what happens.
Good parenting is challenging and isn’t a course or a chapter that can be done in a month or a week. It is a day to day process and with every passing day we along with our child learn something new and the bond gets stronger.
Childhood is such a phase of any human where they learn from each and everything that they see and hear in their surroundings. As they spend most of the time with their parents so they learn almost everything that parents do. So, it is our duty to adapt the best practices that our child can inculcate. It just depends on how you teach them those values. At times we sometimes struggle to balance our professional and personal life.
Parenting is not just a word, it’s about taking action
While there is no magic formula or one size-fits-all guide to raise kids here are some ways in which parents can connect with their kids and help with their upbringing:
1.Affection & Love
We all need that love and affection in our lives to help us grow. No doubt that parents love their children a lot, but at times we need to show that love and affection.
We should be expressive so that our kids can understand and feel the essence of love that we have for them.
Loving your child can be as simple as giving them hugs, spending time with them and listening to their issues seriously. Showing these acts of love can trigger the release of feel-good hormones such as oxytocin, opioids, and prolactin. These neurochemicals can bring us a deep sense of calm, contentment and emotional warmth, from which the child will develop resilience and not to mention a closer relationship with you.
2.Giving them quality time
The fast pace of modern-day family life can make it easy to forget that simply just spending time with our children is really important. Our time is one of the greatest things we can give them. Children who spend time with their parents participating in activities together to build a positive sense of self-worth. When children feel that they are valued by their parents, they feel more positive about themselves.
3. Importance of Family
The word family plays a very important role in a child’s life. Overall development of a child depends on the family. Make this bond even more strong by teaching them the value of this word. Family is the only place where kids are not judged and everyone loves them to the extreme.
4.Hear them out
Listening, as it is, is a difficult thing. And to think of listening to your child seems a daunting task. When the child needs to be listened to, and you may have another 1000 things running on your mind wanting you to just jump off your seat right now. Listening to your kids makes it more likely that they listen to you (which most of us want). When a child feels listened, he is more likely to listen, and having been understood, he will understand your point of view as well. It helps parents and children form stronger bonds and relationships, and builds their self-esteem.
Parents care for their children, sometimes against great odds. Yet motivation to nurture and protect children is not inborn in humans but acquired and shaped through past experience and current circumstances. Even though we take baby steps, we are able to reach our goal because whatever we are doing is all in favor of our kid.
We just have to give our quality time, love and care to our children.
Just stand by their side and be their backbone and a guiding light and let them shine in this world.