In this blog post, we’re going to discuss parenting tips to successfully raise our kids to adult age. It’s our desire as a parents to see our kid grow up to be a happy, responsible, and successful adults.
It’s also our duty to make a conscious effort to encourage our children to develop qualities such as social skills, integrity, resourcefulness, creativity, empathy, assertiveness early in their life that enable them to navigate through life hurdles successfully.
Moreover, our role as a parents is not to decide to our children how to live their life rather we encourage them to develop strength of character, and for them to be independent to figure it all out for themselves.
Consider these Top 10 Parenting Tips below to raise an inspired, fulfilling and successful children you will be proud of tomorrow.
1. Lead by Example:
As the old saying goes “Parents are role models of their Children”. Children are know to be a great imitator therefore your character you put on around them will definitely influence their upbringing.
It’s pertinent for all parents to set a good example for their children, ensure the example you set is worthy to be follow.
However, you don’t expect children to learn while growing from being told what they should do. You have to set the pace, children always follow what you do and not what you say.
2. Get them out into Nature:
Let them understand how the world works. Take them on tour to the mountains lakes, rivers, and ocean. Motivate them to have an immerse interest in their environment and wildlife.
Explore with them about agriculture how food is grown, harvest from the field and finally to the dinner table. You can as well assign a simple task to grow vegetables so they can appreciate the energy and time invest into nature for food production.
3. Open Communication:
Discuss with them on topics such as animals and wildlife as much as you can, Cultivate their interest in all living beings and non-living things, their environment and the ecosystem.
4. Earn a Reward:
By using their daily routines as a platform, teach them about negotiation and consequences. For example, if they have to carry out a home chores to earn a reward or trip to the amusement park, have a discussion with them on the consequences of not achieving the tasks on time.
Then, if they fail to accomplish their home chores there will never be any surprises or reward.
If your are consistent with such drive, Don’t be surprise that your kids will come to you with their own terms and conditions to negotiate with you about things that are important to them.
By applying these principles to regular house chores or pocket money they will learn to understand truth, value, punctuality and reward.
5. Children Needs:
Teach your children to speak out about their wants that are paramount to them. However, build their confidence to think through any issues bothering them and write out a statement expressing their point of view on the matter. Practice with them on how to address issues.
6. Think before your Act:
Encourage them to be curious on everything. today, the world we live in is full of power, and control which has dominate every topic and every world leader’s agenda.
Teach them to critically think before they act rather than just believing whatever they hear or see.
If you can cultivate the habit in your children to question any information receive, forming their own opinion based on the facts presented, and then, challenging the status quo, you’re on the journey of developing a young leader yourself!.
The world needs more critical thinkers…
7. Peer Pressure:
It’s our duty to educate them about peer pressure and how to resist it before it will escalate to something else. It doesn’t make right because of some individuals engage in the same action or thought.
It’s not wrong if the child choose to standing alone against the majority. Be resistant following the crowd for the right reasons is a great learning process. (I’m an example of this traits while I was growing up).
8. Explore with your Kid:
Encourage them to explore areas that fascinates them, interests them or react emotional in them. Sadly to speak, this is lacking in our school system where their methodology is to ensure all children dress the same, learn the same and be the same.
Parents need to observe their children uniqueness and help them to develop on it as they grow to become an adults because our education system is designed such a way to strip that uniqueness out of them. What the society really need is more unique individuals. especially those who follow their passion.
9. Ethics of Social Media:
Ensure they understand the ethics of Social Media and the dangers it poses on their development. Social Media is a way of entertainment with a very little value so speak.
Explain to them how it started, what it does and how then can have fun with it to enrich their development but also ensure you let them know what they see usually isn’t reality.
Teach them some form of self-defense. The world has now becoming a violent place therefore, the chances for them to be in the wrong place at the wrong time is 10 times greater than when we were a kid.
It’s imperative for them to evaluate any given situation they might find themselves into and how to withdraw themselves from it as quickly as possible. They need to be taught what to do in case they’re engaged with an assailant.
The role of a school is to teach your children about learning while as a parents is your duty to teach them about life. They will become an independent thinkers and develop a strong character if parents put in the effort to train them well.
With that as a foundation, they can journey through life with great courage, confidence and inspiration to create a successful life that fulfills them.
Consider sharing this blog post with your loved ones out there it may be of help to someone to nurture their child’s to become a successful grow adult.