Many homes have TVs in prime living space, such as in the family room, kitchen, eating area and bedrooms. As a speech pathologist doing frequent home visiting as part of my work, I have been told by parents that they use TV with their children for a number of reasons.
Your relationship with your child likely needs some attention. The crying starts, escalating into a full-blown tantrum. Follow them, and you can avert all sorts of child behavior problems, he says. Or to help the child develop into a decent, self-confident human being?
Good parenting helps foster empathy, honesty, self-reliance, self-control, kindness, cooperation, and cheerfulness, says Steinberg. It also promotes intellectual curiosity, motivation, and desire to achieve. It helps protect children from developing anxietydepressioneating disordersanti-social behavior, and alcohol and drug abuse.
The scientific evidence for the principles he outlines "is very, very consistent," he tells WebMD. Too many parents base their actions on gut reaction. But some parents have better instincts than others, Steinberg says. She offered a few of her own insights. Think how you relate to other adults.
If you have a good relationship with them, you tend to trust them more, listen to their opinions, and agree with them. Continued The 10 Principles of Good Parenting 1. What you do matters. Your kids are watching you. You cannot be too loving. It is usually the consequence of giving a child things in place of love -- things like leniency, lowered expectations, or material possessions.
It frequently means sacrificing what you want to do for what your child needs to do. Be there mentally as well as physically.
Adapt your parenting to fit your child. Your child is growing up. An eighth grader is easily distracted, irritable. His grades in school are suffering. He could be getting too little sleep. Is he staying up too late?
It could be he simply needs some help in structuring time to allow time for studying. He may have a learning problem. Pushing him to do better is not the answer. The problem needs to be diagnosed by a professional.
Establish and set rules. Any time of the day or night, you should always be able to answer these three questions: Where is my child? Who is with my child? What is my child doing?
The rules your child has learned from you are going to shape the rules he applies to himself. Encouraging independence helps her develop a sense of self-direction.
Children push for independence because it is part of human nature to want to feel in control rather than to feel controlled by someone else.
Your most important disciplinary tool is consistency. The more your authority is based on wisdom and not on power, the less your child will challenge it. You have to force yourself to be more consistent. Parents should never hit a child, under any circumstances.Reading Tip Sheets for Parents Reading, and a love for reading, begins at home.
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~Robert Orben. Sep 04, · In the always-complex, often-painful world of family caregiving, there is no worse advice than this: When your parents need help, you must reverse roles and become their parents. Advice to help you be a great parent Kids don’t come with a manual, and parents don’t get grades to affirm they’re doing things right.
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