Parenting is a twenty-four-hour, seven-days-a-week job that requires endless patience. If you are a first time mom, it is best to talk to your husband on how you would like to discipline, build and hone your children to become a strong and resilient adult.
Parenting is a team effort between the parents. It is best to work together to plan strategies, share duties and decide on rules.
Suggested tips and strategies on how to build emotionally stable and strong children are as follows:
First of all, we should learn to accept our children’s inborn personality and temperament. As I already mentioned in one of my previous post that no two siblings are alike. However, when your child feels he belongs and feels competent, he is more likely to become expressively strong.
Second, help them develop a sense of responsibility for their actions. Teach them how to accept and handle mistakes and defeats as challenges.
Third, teach them problem-solving skills, as well as decision-making skills. Let them get involve in simple decisions at home.
Fourth, it is important to create a loving and safe environment built on mutual trust.
Fifth, we are their role model, thus we need to be consistent. Their negative emotional reactions to things should not be taken for granted, help them recognize emotions and feelings, what to do and how to deal with it.
Every parent can devise her own way on how to mold a child to be a strong adult. Strategies based on culture, religion or tradition is alright, only just make sure that you’re doing it right for it will greatly affect the child’s life.