This topic may sound like it is for parents or parents to be, but everyone can a learn a little and help other parents or parents to be! Over the years parenting has taken a leap from ass-whooping to raising a child up with no punishment and as difficult as it is to get your child to be raised morally well and responsible it is also the duty of parents to teach them the following!
1) It is okay to make mistakes, as long as we learn from it.
None of us are righteous, therefore we shouldn’t expect our kids to be. Humans are best with their flaws.
2) Being perfect is not as important as being happy.
Happiness above perfection! The focus is so much on making our kids a better version of us, is that we often forget that them being happy is important too.
3) Being happy by yourself is perfectly normal.
Sitting by yourself, shopping by yourself, being happy by yourself is not weird, instead spending alone time and being okay with that is essential.
4) Take risks.
If there’s even a slight chance of getting something that will make you happy, risk it. Life’s too short and happiness is too rare.
5) Do not worry about what society has to say.
In a society that profits from self-doubt, liking yourself is a rebellious act. There are so many broken children living in grown bodies mimicking adult life.
6) Teach them how to treat their spouse, teach them importance of relationships and how to respect.
This is a subject not many parents converse about, but believe me when I say it is most important to let your children know at an early age the importance of relationships of any kind. Many relationships do not stand a steady ground only due to the fact that they have never been taught to value the other person.
I am not a parent and this post comes from what I’ve benefited to learn from my parents and how they have brought me up minus the risk bit .. sigh over protective Asian parents!
Do you agree with these points? Tell me your tips to better parenting in the comments below!