Our Ever-Changing Role as a Parent

It is crazy for us to imagine how quickly our children grow. For most of us, it seems like just yesterday they were dependent on us for everything.  They used to be tiny, became small children, and then, before we could blink, there were “big kids” who are now involved in school, in fashion trends, making themselves friends and discovering how to become more independent.

Carefully observe how your toddler is evolving almost instantly, whether it has to do with trends, fashion, technology, or the whole way of life.  As our children grow, develop, learn, and mature, so well should as our roles and styles of parenting. Parents should continually strive to improve and apply the latest strategies for managing their children.

Note: as you see your kids grow throughout the year, you will discover that they have their own unique and distinct personality and temperament. That is what you need to develop as a parent. With this in mind, you will unconsciously re-develop your parental skills around them, meeting their individual needs.

If you have more than one child, know that every child has a unique personality, that parent should not aim to change it. Therefore, your parenting style must be different with different types of kids. Parents must be aware of the unique features of their children. The number of directives necessary for one can differ from the other. As a parent, some children will look for you to lead, show, and encourage them during their childhood while trying to boost their independence and develop their self-esteem. However, another child may have intrinsic motivation and may not require as much leadership. While this supports their freedom, it is also essential to encourage their ability to seek help when needed and to continue to celebrate their good deeds and attributes.

Tools that we need to adopt for the upbringing of children.

  • Open our eyes and ears, we have to see what is happening to our children and listen to what they are saying to us.
  • Encourage them to become better, regardless of where they are.
  • Teach them social skills.
  • Demonstrate high expectations in everything they attempt.
  • Teach them to try and not be afraid of failure.
  • Show your kids your value who they are as people.

The conclusion is as follows: your parental skills must adapt to your child’s needs. Keep your eyes, ears, and heart opened to accommodate all that comes your way. Keep your toddler’s well-being as your main priority and communicate honestly and openly with them.  By doing so, they will embrace you gracefully. Do not pretend you know what you are doing at all times. Be a real parent, and let your child know you are learning along with them.

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