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Total Consecration to Jesus Through Mary, Day 23

Total Consecration to Jesus Through Mary, Day 23

Good Parenting Hints

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Good Parenting Hints

Good parenting practices vary widely and have to be tailored to the child in question. Before bringing your child home, learn about the developmental stages and avoid situations that will accentuate their weaknesses. Good parenting practices include setting limits, providing structure, and establishing boundaries. Limits should be firm but fair. It’s important to explain why a certain rule is necessary, because children are more likely to comply with rules that make sense. Listed below are some tips to consider in establishing limits with your child.

Be clear about your expectations. Your child takes their cues from your actions. Don’t be afraid to express your expectations in language your child can understand. Listen to your child’s point of view, and express your appreciation. This will help your child feel a part of the decision-making process. Similarly, don’t compare your child with his or her siblings. It could lead to rivalry in the family. Instead, try to encourage your child’s unique strengths and weaknesses.

Encourage your child’s curiosity. Ask simple questions to your child and observe how he or she responds. When your child looks at you with awe, copy his or her gestures and sounds. Your child will soon imitate your actions. If your child likes a certain activity, show your child how it makes them feel. Similarly, you can ask questions to your child about his or her favorite things. Moreover, if you’re interested in learning a certain activity, ask your child to imitate you.