How to Develop Positive Parenting Skills

Updated at: Mar 14, 2012
How to Develop Positive Parenting Skills

To raise your children into self-dependent and responsible individuals, the first thing you need to have is positive parenting skills. Here are  ways to know how to develop positive parenting skills.

Gunjan Rastogi
Tips for ParentWritten by: Gunjan RastogiPublished at: Mar 14, 2012

The primary job of positive parents is to ensure that their kids have the ability to manage on their own when they grow up. To raise your children into self-dependent and responsible individuals, the first thing you need to have is positive parenting skills. Without these, upbringing of your child may be difficult. Read these tips to develop positive parenting skills.

By having Positive Attitude

For good parenting, you must have a positive attitude. Your role as a parent is extremely important and any negligence may spoil your child’s present as well as future. Children consider their parents as role models and closely observe the manner in which they behave, act, react and communicate. By handling your children with a positive approach, you will illustrate ideas and ways with which they can decide their course of action in future. Communicate to your children, learn about their worries and provide solution to them. Do not shout or get angry at them instead, chart out an appropriate solution.

Inculcate Positive Discipline

Parenthood does not give you the liberty to control your children with a remote. For an aspiring future, children need to be disciplined and with age, they should understand their responsibilities. The foremost duty of parents is to teach respect, punctuality, honesty and truthfulness to their children.  Fostering discipline in your children does not require you to yell at them or force your ideas on them. You can make your children responsible individuals by teaching them the importance of discipline in life. If the children are wrong, do not punish them instead, talk to them to and evaluate their mistakes.  It is the parent’s duty to teach children the difference between right and wrong.

Show Positive firmness

As a good parent, you need to show firmness even if your children’s mistake has caused you great loss. Communicate your ideas to them in the most humble way with love and kindness. If you spank your children frequently without listening to their plea, you may disorient the bond you share with them. Spend some quality moments with them to display your love, care and worry for them. This way, they will realise what they mean to you. Another important point is that you must  avoid making false promises to your children, but give them what you have committed to them.

Sometimes, be a Parent, not a Friend

To build up positive parenting attitude, you must distinguish between situations when you need to be a friend to your children and situations when you need to be a parent. There are times when children need a controlling power above them to know the right course of their life. In such a situation, a friendly parent may neglect some points in the children’s life, which may seem hard at that time, but can reap greater benefits when children grow up. Being a parent, control actions, decisions and desires of your children, but to an extent that your control does not hurt them.


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