Becoming parents can bring you immense joy and happiness, but the journey of parenting has its ups and downs. There’s a lot to learn along the way and no matter how hard you try, you can’t perfect parenting. You will experiment a lot, explore and learn and this is what makes the parenting journey so amazing.
There are so many unique parenting styles, but there are some things we all should never do in front of our children. Here are six most important things you shouldn’t do in front of your kids!
6 Things You Shouldn’t Do In Front Of Your Kids
Being Hooked On Gadgets
Technology has gotten the better of us and while it’s made life easier, it has also got us hooked on to it. It’s common for parents to spend time staring into their phones or computers even when their child is talking to them. This is something you should always avoid. When your kid is talking to you, give him your undivided attention. Also think about the idea of family technology detox – pick one day a week that will be technology free.
Using Foul Or Abusive Language
This is something that you need to avoid when you’re at home. It’s important for you to make a conscious effort to avoid using bad language or abuses when you’re in front of your kids. Children pick up on anything their parents say, and the last thing you want is for your child to learn bad language.
Being a parent is all about protecting your children and keeping them safe. However, there may be certain questions that your child will come up with every now and then. Some are easy to answer, others not so much. At times there are things you might not know the answer to. In such situations is best to tell them you don’t know the answer rather than cooking up stories. One of the things that you should do is handle the situation with the importance that it deserves. Lying to your child will certainly not help them during their development phase and this will come back to haunt them when they start growing up.
Making Fun Of Others
Sensitivity is something that every parent needs to teach their child. When you make fun or taunt others your child believes this is not wrong. However, this makes your child ignorant towards the feelings of others and that’s not a good thing. Teach them how to respect people, encourage them with positive words rather than negative ones. This helps in the development of your child in a healthy way.
Eating Junk Food Regularly
Everyone loves indulging and cheating on their diet every once in a while. However, when that becomes a habit there are a number of things that can go wrong especially with children. Exposing children to junk food regularly will take away the concept of healthy eating for them. Junk foods are addictive and once it becomes a habit for your child, you will find it difficult to get them back on track. Limit junk food to once a month and everyone stays happy.
Children are always looking for their next adventure. Being a child is no fun unless you draw on walls or mess up the kitchen when your parents are not around. However, as parents you need to be patient with these adventures. Losing your temper or screaming at your kids is the worst thing to do. This will scar your children for life and they will always be scared to have fun. While it’s important to teach them what’s right from wrong, you need to do it in a way that doesn’t hurt their feelings or scares them.
Each child is different, so what works for one kid doesn’t have to work for the other. However, there are certain parenting rules that are common for all parents. There are things that every parent should do, and things that they shouldn’t when in front of their kids. This is just a short list of things you shouldn’t do and if you have something to add feel free to leave your thoughts in the comment section.
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