There are tons of books and blogs that teach us how to be a good parent, but it’s really very simple. Try one of these simple habits every day and watch how it transforms your family and your home!
1. Smile smile smile 🙂
When we smile at our children it’s showing them love and acceptance. Our smile eases our children’s worries. Our smile calms them. Our smile breaks down walls, causing them to open up to us. Our smile shows our children they are accepted and loved. Make a point to smile at your child whenever you make eye contact. Let your smile greet your children at the start of the day, and meet them throughout it.
2. Speak softly.
You may have seen this phenomena before . . . the louder you get, the louder your kids get. Or maybe your kids are already loud and you have to raise your voice to speak over them. What to do instead? Speak softly. Whether it is asking your child about what he wants for breakfast or asking him to do any task, approach him, lean in, and speak low and soft. Your child will often respond in the same and will be much more likely to follow you,
3. Say exactly what you mean.
“Instead of saying, “Please pick up your puzzle,” I ask, “Who left this puzzle on the table? Is this where you’re supposed to leave it?” Also, for some reason it feels nicer when I say, “Why don’t we go clean our bedroom?” instead of, “Please pick up all your toys in your room.” direct commands—in a nice way, of course.
4. Solicit help
Ask for help when it is needed. Don’t play the martyr. Share your needs and be specific with the type of help you need. Finally, number your requests to make it easier for kids to follow.
5. Surrender your idea of who your kids should be.
Before your kids sre born You must had an expectation of what parenting would look like and how kids would be. One of the greatest struggles has been trying to fit our kids into our ideal, instead of discovering children’s unique personality, talents, and struggles. When We embrace our children—just as they are—We are able to better understand how to train up each unique child.
Sit down and write out each of your children’s strengths and weaknesses. Then write down what you can do to help her develop her strengths and what can you do to help her combat her weaknesses. If your child is old enough, discuss these things with her. Choose one area to work on a week and praise change!
Dear Parents I am excited to hear how these super simple habits work for you. Let me know if possible.😊🙏