It is undeniable that every parent would strive to become a good parent and at least have a good-enough parenting skill to face the challenges in raising a child, and for this fact, books were written to help parents in this very important role.
One thing for sure though, nobody is perfect however a parent try, and it may just be a myth to strive to become a super or the ultimate parent to a child. Since we want our children to have the very best in life, even if we strive to be just enough parent there are things that we can do and attitudes to adopt that will make our children more than just average and at the same time make our lives fulfilling and easier at the same time.
Your number one guideline as a parent is to realize that you are but human who cannot perform everything, cannot be everywhere at the same time, cannot know everything under the sun, and that you will also commit mistakes. And because parents are also concernwith their own issues, their own problems and hang-ups, it is important that parents would develop the right attitude to face all of these concerns. You can strive to have the right attitude by being humble, by forgiving yourself for the mistakes you made, celebrating successes you have accomplished, learning from the past, and focusing your sight in the direction forward.
Parenting is not the whole component in raising children, and so it is a good guideline for you to recognize that you are only playing a percentage of this role. The reality for a parent to accept is that you are not the only factor that would influence the upbringing of your children but also the outside factors that affect them when you are not around, such as friends, teaches, television, magazines, internet, social media, and others.
Our children are not the only things in our lives, and this is one thing that we as parents must recognize, and so in the process we look at the totality of the family when making decisions.
Another tip for parents is to look at the positives of their children and this means realizing that they can mistakes sometimes too. It is advisable that you forgive, correct them gently and move on, therefore, pay attention to what they did right and not the wrongdoings.
To get your children to behave, it is important that as a parent you stick to your guns so they say and believe in yourself. Whenever children make a challenge to a parent’s decision, given that the decision is what is right for them, do not be swayed as a parent and learn how to say no to your kids. It would happen that parents make bad decision, but being able to believe in yourself, making decisions and dealing with life’s adversities will give them good example.