When it comes to good child-rearing, it is important to acquire positive techniques and skills to conquer the challenges of being a parent. You can be a better parent by having more tools and education about milestones and age-appropriate behavior within your own “being a parent arsenal.”
You do not necessarily need to spend a fortune on a nursery for your little one. Quality essentials like cribs and changing tables, are available quite cheaply at department stores, discount stores, and even venues like eBay or Craigslist. Friends and family members who are no longer using their baby furnishings may allow you to use them.
After clearing space on the counter, let your child lie on a towel while you allow water from the kitchen faucet to run over the scalp and hair. Many toddlers fear having their hair rinsed by dunking their head underwater, so this method should take away some of that anxiety.
As a parent, you know how important it is to spend time with your child, but it is equally important to have some time to yourself. This helps you be yourself and a great parent too.
If you are traveling with small children, always stick to their regular mealtime and bedtime routines, if possible. Travel can be stressful for everyone, but it is particularly difficult for children, especially infants. Maintaining the same schedule and rituals as you do at home will allow your child to settle in his or her new environment, ideally letting everyone get plenty of sleep.
You should never give your infant or toddler any kind of soft drinks because of the acids, chemicals and caffeine that they contain. Instead, choose beverages that provide nutrients, like milk, juice without added sugar, and water.
All children that walk to school need to have reflective materials affixed to clothing and backpacks. This reflective material comes in convenient Velcro strips. This is so your child is more noticeable to crossing guards and drivers, especially earlier on in the morning.
As parents we sometimes need to take a step back, and let our teenagers make their first step into young adulthood, by attending the college that they choose. When teens feel they are being overly controlled, they tend to go in the opposite direction, sometimes out of rebellion.
We’ve put together this collection of valuable ideas to help enhance your child-rearing skills. Although no one has the answer to every question or problem, there are many resources available to help you find the answers you need.