Parental Anxiety is at an all time high and with parenting styles changing, mothers and fathers together need to find a graceful and peaceful way to raise healthy children.
Parents need to know it’s a healthy option to set up boundaries while fostering love, self-esteem and respect.
According to Dr. Robin Berman, psychiatrist at UCLA Hospital, children need to know there are limits which are more important than indulgences.
Children need love more than stuff.
Hard Work is the Best Teacher
Good parenting means giving children household chores, so children are accountable and grow to become good citizens with a bright future. Do the hard work upfront and later life is a breeze.
There is a saying that goes like this, “Bend the tree while it is young and as it grows it will remain that way”. The Dutch know the truth. When I traveled to Holland several years ago, I saw young trees tied sideways with a rope. I never went back to see what happened, but I imagine the trees did not straighten up?
Parents who never want their children to be upset with them and who want to avoid their children having disappointments at all cost, are doing their children a huge disservice. By being too nice, we are actually being mean.
It takes courage to do the right thing. Spoiling your children is easy for the moment, but it is better to use parental authority to help regulate your children’s emotions, than to fix them later from fragile emotions.
Remember, children may hate discipline now, but their future will not be wimpy.
BOOK – “Permission to Parent” by Robin Berman