Knowing Your Child Takes Time

20 June 2016

images (24)Looking for a “one-size-fits-all” guide to parenting? Well, trust me, it doesn’t exist.

One of the reasons parenting is so hard is that kids are all different. What works for one child may not work for another. The key is to know your child well enough to tailor your parenting approach to meet their specific needs and personalities. And that takes actively observing how they respond.

For instance, how does your child react when life gets stressful? Do they withdraw into themselves or dig in their heels and go to work? Are they easily frustrated when things don’t go their way or do they let things roll off their back? What makes your child laugh? And what makes them cry?images (4)

These factors are important when it comes to effective parenting. The only way to find out is to spend time with your kids. That’s why time and good parenting go hand in hand.

 

 

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