Parenting Tips # 1
“They mess you up, your mom and dad.
They may not mean to, but they do.
They fill you with the faults they had,
and add some extra, just for you”
Allow your child to make mistakes.
One of many goals as a parent is raising children that are independent and self reliant. I know this is hard at sometimes, and unbearable to watch our kids get hurt, but it helps teach them that making mistakes is alright.
Think back to the first time you rode a bike and you kept falling and getting hurt. Maybe, it took a few more times to get it right. But, in the end, you felt good.
The feeling you get when you achieved something on your own is what you want your child to have. It will help them as they get older to try new things.
Creating boundaries for your child
To create boundaries for your child, you need to know your believes and value. What you stand for is essentially what your child will take as good behaviour.
If being honest is one of your core values, you have to walk the walk and talk the talk. Children are guided by watching what you do, which often makes more of an impression than what you say.
Make time for yourself
Being a parent is hard as it is. Make sure you make time to do the things you love, so you don’t lose yourself in the process. If your feeling a overwhelmed, take a bubble bath, get a massage or lounge at home with your favourite book. Having a healthy you means creating a healthy enriching environment for your family.
Most of all, your child will be satisfied from being loved by you. So, don’t beat yourself up if you make mistakes along the way.
Your only human. xoxo
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