The old way of parenting works. Every couple of years another book or article arrives talking about parents with spinelessness or lack of understanding how to raise a child in 2018. Raising a child today is far more complicated than in the past years. Seeing a 3-year-old spending hour on a smartphone has become a known trend or thinking of some Parents.
Saying NO is not the answer.
I feel I am a good Father having raised two amazing Daughters. From day one my wife and I took the advice of others about raising and carrying for our Daughters. What we found worked in those early months was what I call Acclimation to our new lives together.
Our Daughters went everywhere with us. Shopping, plane trips, restaurants, and road trips. Our Daughters were never those screaming children in a Restaurant, we all learned together. Or that child grabbing and demanding something cute at a checkout.
Children are gifts, in the fast-paced world we live in today we need to take time in the first months of changing our habits and the speed we live in.
Spending real quality time with your Baby will reward all involved with a quality of life we can never go back to change or replace. When you’re Daughters Graduate from College and the first thing they do is WhatsApp pictures to friends. Before us, as Parents, we have the Graduation hug.
The old way of parenting works
Parenting or child rearing is the process of promoting and supporting the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development of a child from infancy to adulthood. Parenting refers to the intricacies of raising a child aside from the biological relationship.
As described by Baumrind as the “just right” style, it combines medium-level demands on the child and medium-level responsiveness from the parents. Authoritative parents rely on positive reinforcement and infrequent use of punishment. Parents are more aware of a child’s feelings and capabilities and support the development of a child’s autonomy within reasonable limits.
Parenting skills are the guiding forces of a “good parent” to lead a child into a healthy adult, they influence on development, maintenance, and cessation of children’s negative and positive behaviors. Parenting takes a lot of skill and patience and is constant work and growth. The cognitive potential, social skills, and behavioral functioning a child acquires during the early years are fundamentally dependent on the quality of their interactions with their parents.