5 Things Parents Should Give Up To Raise A Happy Child

Family & Kids

June 6, 2019 14:19 By Fabiosa

Parents have a powerful impact on how their children's future will look and whether they will be happy. Alas, even the most caring and loving of them may make mistakes in children's upbringing.

5 things parents should give up to raise a happy child

1. Expectations

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If you dreamed of becoming a maestro piano player, it's not a good enough reason to force your child to go to a music school. Realizing your own ambitions at the expense of your children is a major mistake in upbringing. Try to listen to your child's opinions and respect his/her choice and interests.

2. Criticism

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Constant remarks have a negative effect on the adult's self-esteem, let alone fragile child's mental state. Praise, encourage, and support your kids, regardless of their achievements.

3. Overprotection

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Excessive control will finally lead to your kid growing up immature and self-conscious. Reasonable distance in your relationship with children and faith that they can handle everything will prove to be much more beneficial.

4. Shouting

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Raising your voice and shouting lets your child know that you have no valid arguments left. Speak calmly to your children, don't lose your temper, and encourage the same from them.

5. Sacrifices for children

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Giving up some things in life for children, a mother may not get as much in return. And the kid doesn't even need such sacrifices. It's better to set an example for your kids, showing the importance of self-fulfillment and satisfaction in one's life.

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Love your child the way he/she is and try to be happy yourself, as parents are the main role models for kids!


The material in this article is for informational purposes only and does not replace the advice of a certified specialist.