Last year I enrolled on a CPD course called Positive Parenting.
I recommend this course to anyone working with children, parents, carers, anyone who comes in contact with children.
It comes in handy now that in less than a week I will be on the road called ”parenting”
This is a lesson I read many times because I found myself and some friends caught in this ”story”.
Being too restrictive builds up resentment and can lead to rebellion- let go of them.
Helping our children make their own decisions and choices instead of telling them what to do it’s far more beneficial. Let them decide with guidance.
Of course, if a child is very young and in danger, we are not going to let them do something that would obviously be harmful, that’s why we are there to supervise, guide, teach them.
Help them develop independence, self worth and self confidence
When I was a child, my parents never taught us any self confidence or worth but a form of ”crazy” independence. Growing up I taught myself how to be confident, know my worth.
- Ask for their opinion and show you value it by acting on what they say at least some of the time.
- Encourage them to think for themselves, share opinions and options. This will help them to problem solve.
- Help them feel included and and confident to contribute. This is essential for teaching them to value their opinions, self confidence and self worth,
Like I said, if you wanna expand your knowledge, skills do this course, it’s amazing how will make you remember of your childhood, your parenting styles or your parents tyoe of parenting.