Parenting is a tough job. We all realize this only when we become parents. Till then, we always feel (at least I used to feel that I would do a better job and be more cooler when I become one.;P) But things change with time..U realizes the importance and value of our parents only when we become one. Sad but true.. :)
New age parenting has become more tough because of the exposure the kids have to gadgets and outside world.True earlier days also there are many who had both the parents working but still they use to make time for little things around us. Today thanks to competition, power and position it becomes difficult to spend that "little" time.
Today we can buy them anything they demand for except "time".
Recently, I just got a message saying ABC of parenting. I found the thoughts interesting and worth sharing so here comes the ABC of parenting.For parents, who are busy and parents like me who even after having time, need to improve.:P
A: Ask your child about his school day.
B: Begin your child's day with a healthy nutritious breakfast.
C: Congratulate your child for doing well.
D: Discuss Homework with your child.
E: Encourage your child to read.
F: Find a quite place for your child to study.
G: Give your child responsibility.
H: Hug your child to build self worth.
I: Include your child in simple family decisions.
J: Join a library with your child.
K: Keep your child on a schedule that includes exercise and sleep.
L: Limit TV Viewing by selecting program with your child.
M: Make the time you spend with your child special.
N: Notice and discuss changes in your child's behavior.
O: Offer to help your child in setting his school books and papers.
P: Provide your child with good role models.
Q: Question the activities you child shares with his friends.
R: Respect your child when he has a different opinion than yours.
S: Share an interest or hobby with your child.
T: Take time to listen to your child.
U: Urge your child to study a little everyday for ahead tests.
V: Visit places of interests with your child.
W: Work with your child to set up rules of behavior.
X: Xerox and keep a record of activities of your child.
Y: Yield results by encouraging your child to do better.
Z: Zoom through the ABC s again and again.
These are things we all know but maybe never make an attempt to follow them or give it a thought..Maybe we should all do that and see the difference.. :)
Signing off for now...