PSYCHOLOGY

7 Parental Upbringing Mistakes That May Cost You Dearly

Date November 22, 2018 18:04

Every parent believes there is only one way to raise the children – their own. Most often they rely on their personal experience and act instinctively. The scenario of past generations is often repeated. However, it seems good only if the experience was successful. What should you do if it wasn’t?

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Ill-mannered children become ungrateful adults in the future.

Life suggests that education is a very delicate process. If you neglect it, the results can be disastrous. For example, kids may grow up ungrateful and won’t care for their parents in the future. Listen to the professional recommendations and find out the most common mistakes that parents make most often.

1. Strive to be the “BFF”

In this case, you risk losing distance between a friend and a parent. That is how the requirements for performing any household duties can be completely ignored.

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2. Prevent children from making mistakes

The ability to experience failure in childhood will help to find the right solutions in the future more quickly.

3. Listen to children inattentively

You shouldn’t watch TV and nod your head as if catching the essence of the story. If you can’t spend your time sitting down and listening to your children, say so directly and ask to do it later.

4. Raise children in the same way

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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If there are several children in a family, everyone should have their own approach. Children differ in character and degree of maturity. It is also unwise to compare children as they are all unique.

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5. Cancel the punishment immediately

If, as a result of a punishment, you have deprived the child of something, you shouldn’t return everything back in a minute. The kid will have no time to experience remorse and guilt.

6. Overload children

It is good when children are engaged in something other than basic activities because you want them to have no time for their mischief. However, at the same time, they should have free time to engage themselves as they would like. It develops imagination and allows to understand the difference between employment and boredom.

7. Develop unhealthy competition

Winning at any cost devalues the work and efforts that are put in to achieve a victory. Make it clear that playing beautifully is a big deal that will definitely become helpful in the future.

We have brought only a short list of the mistakes that parents can make in the child-rearing process. We are sure you will manage to avoid them, and your children will grow up grateful for all the life lessons you have taught them.

What about you? What are your main behavioral methods? Share your experience in the comments.

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