Becoming a parent is one of the greatest feelings in the world, but it comes with an inescapable responsibility of raising your child to be happy and well-rounded ideally.
While there is no particular recipe for successful parenting, here’s what is commonly seen among successful parents.
1. They Always Make Friendly Communication a Priority
This is possible if you try to be your child’s friend rather than an authoritative parent. We know that this can be hard and not entirely possible at all times, but it’s important to gain your child’s trust and ensure they confide in you when necessary.
For effective communication with your child, never end the discussion with “because I say so!”. Always give them reasons, negotiate, and encourage them to participate in discussions.
2. They are a Good Role Model
Children are like a sponge. They absorb what they see and imitate those around them. This means your child is likelier to act the way you generally talk or behave. Try to model the character traits that you want to see in your little ones – respect, honesty, kindness, gratitude, etc.
3. They Don’t Push so Far You Push Them Away
You should encourage your child to study hard, try new things, and be the best version of themselves, but try not to push them so hard that they are worried to tell you if they don’t do something well.
Of course, parents always mean well for their children and want to see them successful in their lives, but it’s more important to know your child, their strengths and interests, and work with those. The key is to be flexible and ready to customise your parenting style according to your child’s personality.
4. They Appreciate Effort More Than Achievements
Successful parents instil in their children to work hard and never mind failure. They teach them to aim for the stars but never get bogged down by failure because it’s never permanent. Parents understand that it’s the effort that counts because those carry lessons with them and accomplishments will follow one day or the other. They teach this wisdom in their children too.
Remember, there is no definite way to raise your child successfully. Love your child unconditionally. Trust and cherish the bond you share with them and nourish it with love, care, and admiration.