The way you mould your child is very crucial, not just because it decides the character of your child but also because it makes him the person he will be in the future. A kid imbibes his values, behavior, and beliefs from his parents, and so, there will always be a considerable difference between parenting and good parenting.
When we are talking about kids between the ages group of four to eight, parenting should be done very carefully because this is the tender age when kids should be shaped properly.
So, let’s have a look at the basic good parenting tips for kids between four to eight years of age.
- BE APPRECIATIVE PARENTS
When your kid is still in his growing age, he will always look up to you. And that’s why you need to be cooperative with them. Kids love to discover what things they can do, they love to try many things even if the results are not good. And when they think that they have achieved something, they will come to you.
What you should do at such moments?
∙ Don’t break their little hearts by telling them the results aren’t good enough or that the thing in which they are involved doesn’t suit them.
∙ Appreciate for what they have done, for things they have achieved irrespective of its the amount.
∙ Encourage them to do such things more and in a more beautiful way.
∙ Give them enough compliments to make them happy but not much to make them overconfident.
∙ If they score less, pat their shoulder and congratulate them on what little they have done and try to make them understand the need to do more.
- INTRODUCE YOUR KIDS TO A FIRM DISCIPLINARY ENVIRONMENT
Home rules are very important because you cannot let your kid run free all the time, and do whatever they want. Certain rules must be set to make them disciplined, and keep them under control. For example, you cannot allow them to play all day or sleep during study times. So, try to introduce the following basic disciplinary rules:
∙ First introduce them to a proper schedule, which segregates the time and the things they have to do.
∙ Include time for both playing and studying because kids need recreation in their lives.
∙ Decide on eating rules because most of the kids between the age group of four to eight throw childish tantrums and refuse to eat nutritious food.
∙ Make them learn to do things on their own like arranging their own study tables or keeping their books in the bag on their own.
- GIVE TIME AND ATTENTION TO YOUR KIDS
Teaching your kid how to be independent on their own is a very good parenting method but being the parents, you both need to spend time with them, separately and as a family. This is not just to entertain them or have fun with them. Spending time with them will teach them the importance of family, relationships, and will nurture their mental health.
∙ Have dinner together like a little family and teach your kids about various aspects.
∙ Sit with them in your spare time read them a story or tell them about real-life aspects in the form of a story.
∙ Make them happy, cuddle with your children, play with them, and let them know that you are there for them.
- BE THE INSPIRATION THEY NEED
A kid’s mental health is equally important just as his physical health and that’s why being parents, you should always focus on that.
∙ Inspire them to become good human beings, no matter how little they are.
∙ Make them learn the differences between bad and good habits, behaviors, and manners.
∙ Teach them to be polite, respectful, and warm towards everyone.
Every parent must understand the value of parenting phase in the life of their children. Be a friend of your child before becoming the parents.