Parenting today is a whole new deal. Raising a kid – inevitably takes a village – especially when there are constant chaos, distraction, and technological interruptions – courtesy of smartphones, iPhones, iPads, the internet, computer and gaming consoles.
A decade back kids spent half the day playing outdoors, interacting with other children, and involving themselves in different skill development activities. However, in the current times, kids prefer being indoors playing computer games or outdoors chasing characters from Pokemon.
Harvard University psychologists have been studying the new-age parenting techniques and trying to determine factors that help children today adjust to the changing times. And they have likened the role of parents – who raise their kids with good teachings and habits.
5 THINGS GOOD PARENTS DO TO RAISE THEIR KIDS RIGHT
Spend time with their children – as much as possible – and are present with them most of the time.
It’s challenging time we all are living in. With the existence of constant technological streaming, information consumption – we are racing ahead to survive. As adults, we are as busy as the bees. Most of us hardly get time to find some moments for ourselves.
A good parent – irrespective of the junk of a situation – will find a good amount of time to spend with his/her kid. Be it playing with them, reading a book or even taking a recreational trip. Efficient parents will take out a good chunk of their schedule to spend on their children.
Teach kids everything about solving issues, without keeping any expectation – especially related to results.
Good parents are those who provide their children the capability to analyze problems and solving them. They have enough faith and trust in their kids in handling various situations – good or bad. Such parents help their children to grow up into logical, analytical and productive human beings.
Show that their kids are their top priority.
Researchers from Harvard say that in spite of children being a parent’s top priority, they do not display or say it out loud. Doing so, helps kids to become comfortable with their parents. Showing your love for them, by giving gifts, or clothes are not enough. You need to allow them to understand, realize and acknowledge your words and actions towards them too.
Teaching kids to experience every aspect of life.
They make them compassionate beings.
Good parents are ones who show their children gratitude, compassion, and love towards everyone and everything. Teaching your children the ways of life will enable them to become good listeners, great doers, and achievers.
Teach kids gratitude regularly.
According to researchers, people who express their appreciation are generous, helpful, forgiving and compassionate human beings. As parents, teaching your children everything about being a compassionate individual and allowing them to be expressive, will drive them to become kind people.