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  • Kumari Rajnigandha
  • Editorial, 03 May 2022, 11:00 IST

5 Steps To Positive Parenting

To understand your child's unruly behaviour, sometimes you need to dive deep into the root cause of the problem.
  • Kumari Rajnigandha
  • Editorial, 03 May 2022, 11:00 IST
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Children who are raised with positive parenting are more likely to develop the skills they need to succeed in school, make friends, and feel good about themselves. Positive parenting has become quite a buzzword in recent years, but what exactly does it exactly mean? More importantly, the more pressing question would be, does it work? Positive parenting appears to be parenting without repercussions for bad conduct at first look. Contrary to popular belief, good parenting does not include saying "I love you" when your three-year-old misbehaves with you and other elders in the family.

What Is Positive Parenting?

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Positive parenting is more than just being kind to our kids when they don't deserve it. It is a parenting philosophy and strategic strategy centred on the premise that our relationship with our children is our most important relationship. 

Based on positive psychology, this parenting style emphasises encouraging good conduct rather than penalising negative behaviour. It emphasises the notion that there are no "good" or "bad" children, only different children with varied needs!

Here we share some tips for positive parenting.

Identify The Root Causes

Something is typically fueling a child's unpleasant or disruptive conduct.

So, remember that temper tantrum over the blue plate? It wasn't just a random lapse in judgement; it was inspired by something inherent in your child. There's always a cause for the behaviour, whether it's a lack of skills in regulating his strong emotions, a desire to grab your attention, or a power play to establish his free will. (Even if he isn't aware of it - and most of the time he isn't!)

It's important to realise that the conduct is only a symptom of a larger problem. Our goal as parents is to figure out what's actually going on behind that bothersome behaviour.

Be Assertive But Loving

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The tone is so important in healthy parenting. You can be strong and hold your children to high standards while being compassionate.

Determine which rules are essential to you, convey them clearly to your kid, and be consistent in enforcing those rules. Being a positive parent does not imply allowing your child to trample on you. It does imply attempting to retain a calm, caring tone when reminding your child of the rules.

Positive Reinforcement

Did your toddler remember to put his or her shoes away on their own? Did they assist their sister while she was having difficulty with her homework? Inform them that you have taken notice!

It's simple to criticise poor conduct, but when your child does something lovely, simply grin to yourself. Make it a point to give them more attention for good conduct than for negative.

This does not necessitate an expensive reward scheme; simply inform them of what you observed. As an example, say, "I saw you putting your shoes away on your own. That demonstrates true accountability!" Alternatively, "I witnessed you assisting your sister. You genuinely care about others."

Creating A Safe Engaging Environment

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Encouragement to play and explore your child's world is a crucial aspect of helping them grow, and the first step is to ensure that their surroundings are safe and engaging. When spaces are clear of potential health concerns such as sharp items, cleaning supplies, and unprotected electrical outlets, both children and parents can relax and spend valuable time together. 

You can create an exciting atmosphere as a parent without spending a lot of money. By giving your child a variety of toys and activities to play with, you keep them occupied and reduce their chances of becoming bored and misbehaving.

If you wish to share any parenting tips with us, then do let us know by commenting on our Facebook and Instagram page. 

Stay tuned to HerZindagi to read more such stories!


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