Parenting is an ongoing challenge in many ways, and learning the positive techniques and skills to parent your child properly is critical. The more you work at learning how to be a better parent, the more effective your parenting skills will become.
Clear off a space on the kitchen counter, lay your child back on a rolled towel, and run water from the faucet over the hair and scalp. For many young toddlers, this will take away the fear that can come from dunking their heads in the water.
It is natural for young children to have a hard time transitioning. When they must quickly change tasks, they can become stressed.
If your teenager is contemplating college choices, try not to put too much pressure on him to do what you want. Teenagers will often rebel against their parents’ wishes if they feel they are being overly controlling.
A little “me time” away from the company of your kids can be really important. Call a trusted sitter or family member to take care of the children while you take care of yourself for a little while. Parents that do not get personal or adult time away from children have higher levels of stress that magnify throughout the home.
It is a well known fact that each child in a family will be different. Methods that worked with one child could be ineffective with the next child. The manner in which children are rewarded or punished will likely vary as well. You have to remember all the techniques you have used before.
If there are children living under your roof, avoid smoking indoors. It is actually a good idea to quit smoking altogether, especially if you have children. Secondhand smoke can cause just as many problems as smoking yourself. When children inhale second-hand cigarette smoke, they are more apt to develop medical problem, such as pneumonia or asthma.
A good relationship between you and your young child will make the teenage years easier and help them throughout their lives. Utilize some of the ideas provided in this document to establish a relationship with your child, or strengthen the existing relationship.