First Time Parenting Rules

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Basic Parenting Advice On Raising Children

Being A Parent is one of the great human adventures. It is also one of the most common ones. This is definitely a good thing. Tons of information is available for new parents just starting this adventure. This article will convey some brief ideas that might prove helpful in the complex process of raising children.

  • Establish clear rules in your family. This lets children know what their boundaries are. It also helps them to understand why you are disciplining them if the need should arise. Some rules should apply to everyone, even adults. If you can let your child have a say in establishing some of the rules that can also help.
  • Drugs and drinking are two of the greatest fears for their teenagers. Sometimes they even overreach stress and emotional stability. Parents should look to keep their kids aware of the dangers, because there certainly are dangers for people who are easily influenced or swayed. That being said, parents should take precautionary measures of talking to their kids in depth, that is, to explain the problems rather than instituting baseless restrictions.
  • Program some cool ringtones into your cell phone. If you can find some different ring tones that catch your child’s attention, you may find that you can use those ring tones to get your child to calm down during a break down. It will catch their attention and make them forget about the fit they were throwing.
  • Do not be in a hurry to introduce solid foods to your baby. It is now recommended that this is not done before the age of six months. Studies show children develop food allergies if solid food is introduced too soon. If your baby is unable to hold up their head at six months, wait to feed them solid food, until they can hold it up on their own.
  • Even though it may be an uncomfortable topic for parents to discuss, it is very important that you talk to your children about drugs while they are still young. This way, once they hit the age when peer pressure is common, they will know that drugs are not good for them.
  • Do not spank your child, no matter what they may have done wrong. Spanking actually has a negative effect on your child. It could cause him or her to fear you and when they get older, they will think that hitting is okay. In the long run, spanking can cause a child to become violent.
  • When you talk to a young child, be sure to listen to him. Make sure to get physically down to his level so that you can he can make eye contact. This gives your child a chance to vent if he is frustrated. When he sees that you are paying attention to what he is saying, he will feel better.
  • Having children is a completely life changing experience in every sense of the word. When you have children everything suddenly seems more dangerous, more expensive and more adult. In order to combat this try to remember yourself at the same ages that your children have to get an idea of things from their perspective.
  • Do not be afraid to say yes to your child now and then. If they are not going to be in any danger or getting into trouble doing the things that they are asking of you, let them do it. You are going to make a difference by allowing him some of the freedom that he seeks.
  • Reading your child a bed-time story is a great bonding experience at the end of the day. After dinner and bath-time, put your child into his or her pajamas and curl up with a book or two. Laying in bed reading, helps your little one to wind down after a busy day of learning and exploring. Beyond having a love for books, your little one will look forward to bedtime, each night.

It is important to remember that there are nearly as many ways to raise children as there are children in the world. If this article’s tips are not useful for one particular set of parents, there is plenty of alternative information out there. It is up to parents to choose the right bringing up a child strategies for their particular situations.

www.AboutTheChildren.org

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3 comments on “First Time Parenting Rules
  1. Establishing rules to me is the most important, and reading helps establish critical thinking at an early age. Good list!

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