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DEVELOPING GOOD PARENTING SKILLS

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Parents today are unsure of what to do with their children. Schools are currently closed or soon will be closed for the summer, therefore parents are occupied choosing options and possibilities to keep their kids occupied in extracurricular and academic activities. We are all second-generation parents right now, and we are worried about our kids because they also need to be led and guided properly. As parents, it is our responsibility to support our kids in realizing their full potential. On the other hand, choosing from a variety of ideas is a challenging job for parents. It can be tough to choose from a variety of parenting experts, and there are occasionally opposing suggestions as well. When we were young, it was rare that we could receive direction, sound advice, or other supervision to help us advance in society or choose a vocation. With the exception of a little instructor assistance, learning was largely self-directed in most households. Parenting ability refers to a parent’s ability to give their child the physical care, protection, supervision, and psychological support necessary for their age and developmental stage. The abilities include those that are required to care for the person’s child. So, teaching and guiding children during their early years for general development, including intellectual, verbal, physical, academic, social, and constructive play activities, should be part of parental skills. Parenting skills are important for the growth of the mother and father, newborns, and young children. Thus, parenting skills refer to a parent’s abilities and the relationship they have with their child, which affect a variety of facets of that child’s development. Children’s self-esteem, academic performance, cognitive development, and behaviour are all positively impacted by effective and positive parenting techniques. These may be the parenting skills necessary to raise future confident and prosperous kids. Here, we’ll focus primarily on parenting techniques for children just in school. When examining how parents are involved today, it can appear to be both aggressive and misleading. Some parents have a different mentality and constantly put pressure on their kids because they don’t want to miss the chance to get the greatest performance out of them. This is a terrible trend that has been shown to be detrimental to kids.

The proper and general growth of the children must be prioritized by the parents, who must also adjust their own perspective. Imagine the typical questions that the mother asks the kids when they get home from school. What took place at the school? Have you eaten your lunch yet? Exists a test, if so? How much do you have? Has anything been entered in your record book? These are the classic inquiries from people with school-age children. Parents’ perspectives need to alter in order to comprehend a child’s mind. Your inquiries have a significant impact on the mind’s development. In order to assist children to develop a solid, helpful, and sociable mind that will result in a complete and successful adult in the future, the pattern of inquiries must be adjusted. Researchers in child psychology advise against comparing a child’s performance and activities to those of other kids. Every child is distinct and different. They are capable and have their own imaginative universe. This needs to be assessed and handled appropriately. If you ask them the same unfavourable question again, it will undoubtedly affect them and lead to poor decisions. Instead, focus on the good aspects, such as how this performance was a little better than previous ones. Continue, etc. Ask the kids to share their Tiffin with their friends so they can learn what sharing is instead of reprimanding them for not bringing it to school. In order for children to acquire a social mindset from their school years and to understand what help is and so build compassion, ask them to assist one another. In order for them to try to see the positive aspects in others and try to grow them in accordance, ask them what they have learned from others in the school and show them that you appreciate them. The ability to guide children’s careers is a crucial component of good parenting. Most of the time, we try to fulfill our dreams through them or try to see ourselves in them in a way that we could not. In order to help them advance their careers in the direction we choose, we attempt to offer the greatest available school, tuition, equipment, and facilities. Children have access to the best facilities, yet they still need to listen to their parents and pursue their career dreams. This is accepted as normal. However, we never ask them about their future plans. There must be a fix for this. We must alter our viewpoint. We need to observe and understand our kids from their point of view. Compared to earlier times, when there were just a few professional scopes available, there are today hundreds of career choices. Now, even the curriculum’s parallel courses can provide a solid foundation for a profession. Other than a conventional degree, there are many employment options available, starting with sports, fine arts, music, photography, media, and dealing with events, management, marketing, communication, E-commerce, and other fields. Even as parents, we might not be aware of the variety of vocations that are currently available. There are no borders in this large, technologically advanced world. The sky is the limit and is now completely available to you as a career; all you need to do is evaluate. As a result, parents must support and mentor their children by providing them with quality resources, an excellent instructor, and a setting that will allow them to make informed career decisions. Parenting abilities go beyond only meeting their needs. Both parents must spend enough time with their kids, talk to them about their daily activities, and pay close attention when communicating. This aids the kids in learning how to improve their listening and communication abilities. One should keep in mind when talking that they shouldn’t criticize others or talk about negative things or unpleasant days in front of the kids. Parents come in a variety of forms. Others are smart or concerned parents who give their children enough time, focus on their goals while being strict at the same time, push to achieve those goals, and equally love their children. Some people may be very strict and always focus on pushing. Others may be loved while being focused but not on discipline or pushing.

This is the conclusion of much research on parenting. The perfect parent is one that not only looks out for their children but also guides them with appropriate discipline, goal-setting, affection, and attention. These intelligent parents’ children will succeed in their endeavours, be content and independent, grow in their self-worth, have positive interpersonal interactions and social abilities, and also enjoy good mental health. These kids will undoubtedly look after their parents in their later years in exchange. For children to grow and develop into good, socially active, and capable citizens in the future, parenting is a talent that needs to be developed well. When something is wrong with their children, parents should take the initiative and not just react. The parents must also watch their own reactions, at the same time. Children follow along with their actions in real life and observe them constantly. However, they must impart to their kids the importance of being flexible and adaptable in any circumstance, which is crucial in the modern world. Effective parenting will benefit the children and help them grow up to be successful adults and model citizens, both of which are truly needed.

 

Sherry Peter Manzoor Bureau Chief Bold News