So, as of December 16, 2017, I am a proud parent of two
#Puppyparent! But seriously, patience is a virtue, and patience in parenting (children) is no exception. Add restless energizer-bunny toddlers and arguing with rebellious teens to the mix, and things can get a little well…challenging.
But as problems always have solutions, so do your parenting woes. Patience need not be a quest for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. As of 12/16/17, parenting isn’t quite my department, but here are a few tips from the experts that just might help you improve your relationships with your children!
Communicate effectively with your children. A lack of communication with your child is a hindrance to establishing a good relationship. Talk to your kids in ways they can understand. Talk to your precious kids about your day, and perhaps you will hear more about theirs. Hopefully the ‘how was school?’ ‘Fine.’ conversation can change a little bit.
Match pace with your kids. Find time to spend with your kids. Kick back and enjoy the sunset with them. Take them to a beach and spend a lazy afternoon playing with sand and collecting seashells with them. Those are moments that are truly priceless and special. Treasure those moments. Can’t put a price tag on that!
Keep your cool. Catch yourself if you are about to have an outburst and consider the consequences of your actions and words. It’s a process, so don’t be discouraged if you need some work in this area. Even if you’re not a parent, you play a part in helping to shape this child’s view of the world.
Be realistic with your expectations. Sometimes, our expectations of our children tend to be unrealistic. Remember what it was like to be a kid.
Let them realize the consequences of their actions. If a child persists on doing things that violate the rules you set, explain to him/her the consequences of the actions in question and give some time to reflect on what you taught. Letting your child realize the consequences of his or her actions leads to a genuine understanding of the rules.
It’s important that children learn how to manage their own feelings and relationships. Patience is a virtue that we all can hold dear. <3
Have any suggestions for patient parenting?