There are different things that go into being a great parent. Maybe you have done a lot to educate your child, you’ve made sure they know what it means to eat healthy, and they have a special love for reading. Those are definitely some signs of good parenting skills.
However, just being a good parent doesn’t necessarily mean that you are winning at it. If you spend most of your time hearing your child say they hate you, or arguing with them, you may not be winning so much. However, here are some things that can help you win at parenting.
Buy The Right Clothes
One of the best ways to win at parenting is to make sure you are buying your kids the coolest clothes. Now, that doesn’t mean that you need to shop at the most expensive stores because that’s what all of the cool kids do. However, it does mean you want your kids to love their clothes.
If your kid is a fan of superheroes, make sure that have clothing and shoes that show that love. Same goes with gamers, movie lovers, and even music lovers. Let them express their love through their love, just like you do.
Get The Right Toys
Winning at parenting also means having the right toys for your kid, from your choice in video game systems to which action figures are on their shelves. Speaking of shelves, you also want to make sure that they have plenty of age appropriate books to read. This will help them learn and grow.
Teach Them Manners
If you really want to win at parenting, it’s not just about the material things. You need to teach your children manners, including how to be polite and how to respect your elders. While you still want to instill that “do not talk to stranger vibe,” you also want to make sure that they aren’t rude to strangers while trying to be safe.
Raise Healthy Kids
Last, but definitely not least, to win at parenting you need to raise not only a happy child, but a healthy one as well. Teach them by example when it comes to healthy eating and healthy living. That way you ensure you’ll be in their lives longer as well.
Make sure they know why they need an array of fruits and vegetables in their diets, and why water is the most important thing for them to drink each day. Make sure they understand why physical activity is so important. And teach them the dangers of things like smoking and doing drugs.
You can win at parenting. It really just takes some patience and smarts. Know what your kids love, and pay attention to their interests. You will be killing it in no time.
Originally posted on June 7, 2016 @ 2:23 pm