Parenting is not a cakewalk as many of you would be assuming instead it’s more of a rollercoaster ride, with its ups and downs. Seeing your tiny baby grow into that grumpy child is one of the most irritating phases of any parenthood. On top of that the tantrums of the child, sibling rivalry, jealousy, arguments, cross-questioning, back talks, also keeps on increasing as they keep on growing. Only a parent can realize the difficulties of raising a child. But no matter, how much demanding, irritating, argumentative your child gets, all of the parents need to understand that every child is also going through their phase of transformation, they are also growing up with all their hormones rushing and making them into big responsible adolescents. So, what is it that parents need to do?
That’s where positive parenthood comes into play. Positive parenthood is nothing but seeing your child as your best friend. Positive parenthood is a type of Parenthood where you focus more on relationship building and compassion rather than those strict authoritarian practices to discipline your child.
There might be times when your child would just not listen to you and your first response might be to give them a good ranting or even bashing them out but positive parenting emphasizes on understanding the reason behind that behaviour because behind any misbehaviour there is a strong motive understanding, that motive won’t only help you to understand your child better but also helps in building a positive and secure attachment with your child.
Secondly, positive parenting emphasizes to see your children as a significant member of your family. Accepting their small suggestions or contribution would make them feel not only responsible but also give them a feeling of importance and belonging.
Too rigidity or stubbornness is not desirable, and make things worse thus adopting not a strict attitude might make your child more connected to you
Spending time with them and knowing their interests, hobbies is one of the most important aspects of positive parenting it not only helps you to understand the likes or dislikes of your child but one gets a chance to spend quality time with their tiny ones.
We should always think with their perspective, we should realize that the generation gap might lead to misunderstanding, thus putting ourselves in their shoes and trying to understand their perspective would make the task much easier.
So next time when your child is demanding too much, or you are just tired of their never-ending tantrums just think how you were like when you were a child, and just be a little positive towards parenting because no one likes being negative. Happy parenting peeps!