Almost all behaviors human beings engage in are learnt. We also know that some of what we have learnt has not served our best interest. Every parent wants to be successful in parenting his or her child. However parenting is a skill; and like all other skills, tend to be more successful when time is taken to learn the significant elements, and then to apply them effectively. Some skills may be inherent; parenting is not one of them. The advantage that this skill affords both the child and the parent(s) are undeniable and is evident in the overall well being of everyone.
It has been noted that two out of five children experience significant anxiety before age 12; and one in five have experienced a serious mental health disorder at some point in their life that was debilitating. Smart parenting would definitely have a positive impact on helping the child to grow into a confident, competent, and cooperative adult. Take the time to change your mindset and attend a parenting workshop.
This is one way to communicate, but no one is listening.
Children are wonderful communicators once they feel someone is listening. Encourage your children to invite their friends to your homes, where once there you are able to engage them in a manner that models the values and expectations of your home. Remember “it takes a village to raise a child” as part of the community you are part of the village.
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