Updated: Mar 13, 2016 | By Damber Raj Bhatta
What is parenting
The process of taking care of children until they are old enough to take care of themselves or the things that parents do to raise a child.
What about parenting skills
Parents need certain set of skills to help their kids become healthy, productive and successful adults. Healthy child is the one who is growing physically and emotionally well. Couples who are approaching parenthood may feel daunted by the prospect of developing the skills they need to be successful parents, but parenting skills, like other skills, can be improved with practice and dedication.
There are set of skills every parents can practice in order to raise their children physically and emotionally well
Discipline is applicable to all family members including children. Every parents face a challenge when they teach discipline to their children, this is the time for them to demonstrate their ability to explain why the discipline is important. Similar challenge arises when child wants to do something and parents deny. Older children may use sweet voices and adorable upturned eyes in order to get their way.
Teaching can help children when they grow mature however early in a child’s life, the ability of a parent to explain things in words the child can understand is important. Words that are well beyond the child’s capacity to understand will not help the child to understand. On the other hand, constantly talking down to a child may hinder the child’s language growth. Finding the time to answer a child’s questions is another important skill. Often this can require patience as the child repeats the question “Why?” This education goes beyond explanations for how things work in the world and descriptions of objects. Skillful parents also explain relationships, emotions and concepts such as love and spirituality.
Children may seem to have a heightened sense of fairness and what is right and wrong. Another skill that good parents display is the ability to give their children good moral foundations. This may be helped along in various ways, through the all-important skill of being able to communicate effectively with the child and ensuring the child receives spiritual and moral teachings. According to Robin Hewitt, co-author of “The Joyous Gift of Granpdarenting,” parents may not necessarily give children the same moral foundation as the grandparents, but a moral foundation is important in providing the child a moral compass.
It is the ability to provide adequate food and shelter for the children. While a child does not need a wide varieties of things, to know what is the exact need of children and the ability to provide that for children is an important skill set.
This is probably the most important skill which includes the ability to impart ideas and concepts to a child. At the same time parents need to have the ability to listen carefully to the ideas and concepts the child is attempting to communicate.
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