Having a child is one of the most exciting things that can happen to you. Keep reading for some illuminating advice that sheds some light into the mystery that is child-rearing.
If you are traveling with small children, always stick to their regular mealtime and bedtime routines, if possible. Travel takes its toll on young children, particularly infants. The bedtime rituals especially will help your child feel more comfortable in the new space and allow him/her (and you) to get enough sleep!
Parents should avoid trying to persuade their teenagers to go to a certain college. Teens who feel pressured may make an entirely different choice as a way of shunning their parents’ control.
No two children are the same. Techniques that have worked with some children may not work with others. The manner in which children are rewarded or punished will likely vary as well. Do not try to follow a cookie cutter format when raising your children, instead experiment to find what works best for them and you.
Setting concise ground rules for behavior that are enforced with polite
phrases can work well at harmonizing your family. “Touch gently” is a more positive way of stating a rule that does not allow hitting.
Don’t forget your child’s favorite toy, blanket, or stuffed animal when traveling. Vacations are supposed to be fun, but a young child may view them as a disruption of his world. Having your child’s favorite blanket or toy will let them have some familiarity in the new setting and make them more comfortable.
Use this advice to become the best parent possible. You need to understand being a parent can not be standardized. There is no established way to do one thing the “right way”. Try the tips and use whatever works best for you. Children grow up fast, so take advantage of the exciting times you and your child will spend together.