What Every Mom And Dad Must Know About Parenting
With books and videos available off-and-online, you tend to assume that everyone to be an expert on parenting by now.
Unfortunately yet honestly, this is not the case because people are either getting bad advice, or they choose to not act on the advice that they are given.
If you are still reading this, please read further and use my advice in this article to help you be a great parent.
In order for your child to feel a sense of belonging in the household, it is important that they share tasks around so they feel they are contributing.
Tasks assigned should be appropriate to the age of the child so they do not become overwhelmed and get discouraged.
When your child falls and bumps their head, do not allow them to go to sleep for at least 2 hours.
This is because you want to monitor for symptoms that your child may have suffered from internal bleeding.
Some symptoms include disorientation, confusion, headache and dizziness complaints, and blurred vision.
If your child has these symptoms, bring him/her to the emergency room.
Here is a cool tip for parents of twin babies: Paint your baby twins’ toenails to help tell them apart.
As infants, even fraternal twins can look so alike that it can be impossible to know who especially when you are sleep deprived.
Assign a color of nail polish to each child and paint just one toenail of each to keep straight who is who!
Exercise caution when diagnosing siblings who start to display symptoms of an illness shared by another brother or sister.
Although families with multiple children often share germs, viruses, and illnesses, sharing medications or neglecting to take each child to the doctor increases the risk of health problems caused by unchecked or misdiagnosed ailments.
If your child will be walking to his or her school, map out a set path before the first day. If possible, opt for the route that allows for as much space between the edge of the sidewalk and the street.
You should also try to avoid, or minimize, the number of times your child will have to walk across the street.
If your children are playing with toys and sets that have dozens of tiny pieces or parts, use a cookie sheet as a sort of place mat.
The raised edges will prevent small pieces from being scattered around and lost forever.
And clean-up is simple as all you need is to just tilt the cookie sheet and pour everything back into its box or container.
It is important for a child to know exactly what is expected of them each and every day.
A child should not have to wonder or guess what their parents want them to do.
They should know exactly what they are supposed to do and what the consequences will be if they do not do what is expected.
Use your smart phone as a baby monitor.
If you are visiting someone’s home or you are on vacation and do not have your monitor, you can download an application that will let your phone function as a monitor.
If the baby makes a noise, your phone will call a number that you put into the application.
A key parenting tip is to become active in your child’s school environment and activities.
Becoming acquainted with the instructional staff and their curriculum goals can greatly help your child fulfil their true potential.
This will enable you to work alongside your son or daughter and assist them when needed.
The number one, most important tip about parenting has got to be that you must be there for your child.
Children need and want your physical presence as well as your listening ear.
If your child knows that you are right there to listen to their needs, it will go a long way in strengthening your relationship.
Play with your children.
Not only is it fun for both of you, playing also has an incredible impact on reducing children’s negative behaviors.
By spending time with your children in this manner, you are making them feel like they are important to you.
That means they will be less likely to engage in negative behaviors to get your attention.
In summary, you have so much information available to help you with parenting, but either have not been able to take advantage of it or nothing has really stuck with you well.
The information in this article has been provided in a clear and concise manner, so hopefully you will be able to easily use it to improve your parenting skills.
Winsome Coutts holds a teacher’s certificate in education and is author of Go for Your Goals for kids – a set of downloadable e-books that guide your child through the joyful steps of learning visualization, goal-setting and the Law of Attraction.
Simple language enhanced with beautiful illustrations and worksheets make these books appealing and motivating.