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10 Rules Of Sound Parenting
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10 Rules Of Sound Parenting

In his book “The Ten Basic Principles of Good Parenting” Lorence Steinberg offers advice and tips for parents on how to deal with their children. Learn them and you will avoid unforeseen problems in your child's behavior. So, how should one behave with a child? Good parenting contributes to the child's confidence, honesty, kindness, self-control, and self-motivation. 10 rules developed by doctor Steinberg should be followed not only by parents, but also by baby-sitters, teachers, couches – everybody who work with children.

1. Your actions have great importance. Always remember that your child is watching you. Never react on a child' fault rashly. Before that, ask yourself: “What I want to reach and is it the right method to reach it?”

2. You can't be too loving. A child is not spoiled by parent's love, he/she changes to the worst because of things received instead of love: indulgence, understated expectations, material things.

3. Live the life of your child. It's hard, time-consuming, and requires a lot of efforts. You have to review your priorities, change your position from what you want to what your child needs. Be with your child not only mentally, but also physically.

4. Methods of upbringing must correspond to a child. Keep abreast with the stages of child's development. Watch how the age of your kid influences his/her behavior. For instance, 13-year old child is curious and active at school, but hot-tempered and irritable with the family. Should parents press a teenager or try to understand him and find the reasons of his behavior? Maybe, he has not enough sleep, or suffers from bad memory. In some cases you should better consult a specialist rather than make your child do something or punish.

5. Establish rules. If you cannot deal with a child in childhood, he may have problems with self-control in the future. Still, don't be too governing, your child should have some independence: fulfill his school tasks, make some decisions.

6. Train the independence in your child. Certain limitations will help a child to develop the sense of self-control. Encouragement of independence develops self-regulation of behavior. Both skills will be necessary for your child in future.

7. Be consecutive. Don't change your rules: once set, they must remain invariable. If you use the rules from time to time, the child's indiscipline is your own fault. Define these discrepancies and try to avoid them.

8. Avoid too strict discipline. In no case should you physically punish your child. Children who are spanked and beaten are more inclined to violence. They often become teases and are aggressively disposed to other children.

9. Explain your rules and decisions. Still, try not to go into detail, use the language appropriate to a child's age, words that will be easy to comprehend.

10. Respect your child. Be friendly, respect his/her opinion, speak politely. You build relationships with people around you, your child is the most important person in your surrounding. Work on relationships, your communication with a child is a foundation for his/her communication with a world.


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