25 Things To Do Or Say If You Are A Parent!

25 things to do or say if you are a parentThere’s only one beautiful child in the world and every mother has it.

This beautiful saying sums it all. For parents, their child is the most special. Children are a treasure and precious gift from God. Time and again, moms and dads are worried about their parenting style and wonder if they’re doing a good job as a parent.

The moments you spend with your children can make or break a child’s personality. So why not make the most of it?
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Here are 25 things to do as a parent for your child on a daily basis:

1) Talk to your children and not at them. Have a two-way communication. Be firm, but always listen to their inputs, concerns, logic, and wishes.

2) Love your kids unconditionally and shower your love openly. Your love is the best ingredient for their happiness. Give hugs and warmth of your touch like a pat on the back or a kiss on the forehead.

3) Share good news with them. Avoid sharing bad news with your kids. They are too fragile to take the pain.

4) If they repeat a story, listen like it’s the first time they are telling it.

5) Avoid raising your voice at them constantly, be very assertive, but calm.

6) Fill them with your appreciation even when they don’t think they deserve it.

7) Avoid seeming bored or tired of them in their presence.

8) Do a task before they ask you to. Show concern.

9) Show respect for their opinions, ideas, and solutions. Then, tell them what works and what not–you’re the adult and parent.

10) Mind your actions and behaviour. They’ll do as you do, so do the best you can.

11) Ask questions and trigger ideas to stimulate your kids’ curiosity and interest.

12) Always keep your promise. Kids take your word very seriously. Never let them down.

13) Acknowledge everything good that you and your children experience, no matter how small.

14) Celebrate every little success. Spare time to share laughter.

15) Teach your little ones to appreciate what they have, instead of craving what they don’t have.

16) Know where your children are and what they’re doing. Learn about their friends and their friends’ parents.

17) Respect the right of your child to see and absorb things in his or her unique way.

18) Help your children learn from your own mistakes by talking about them, and by showing them that you have learned to do things differently.

19) Discipline with love. Treat your kids fairly and firmly to establish a positive connection with them.

20) Give them a firm foundation. Build lasting memories and traditions that will bring your family closer together.

21) Draft necessary boundaries that will last a lifetime.

22) Spend quality time together to talk, play, do chores, shop, draw, or any other activity that promotes understanding and togetherness. Celebrate festivals and occasions as a family, create memories.

23) Learn to notice the good things first and never lose your heart. Let your children admire and pick this trait from you.

24) Be positive and optimistic. Lend your kids a positive attitude towards life. If you start the day in a positive way, so will your children.

25) Don’t take yourself too seriously. Nobody is a perfect parent. It’s okay to be a good parent!

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90% of a child’s permanent foundation for brain development occurs in the early years according to Rauch Foundation. An overuse of gadgets can only stunt this growth and cause a negative impact on the child’s overall development.
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Ekta Sharma Bhatnagar is a writer, dreamer, and a neat-freak mom constantly trying to keep pace with her fast-growing, tech-addict kids. A proud mother of two, she is a seasoned media professional and a self-confessed Bollywood buff. Ekta has written extensively on Entertainment, Careers, Lifestyle, Interiors, and Parenting for Indiatimes.com, Education Times, Economic Times, Mumbai Mirror, Times Property, other publications and corporate websites. Follow on Twitter @ektabhatnagar


  • Naveena Maheswaran

    August 18, 2015 - 11:51 am

    Most essential activities should the mother follows. Thanks for putting it up. . Only mothers spend more time with kids . Also mothers need not find any reason to hug or kiss their kids

    • Sumitra

      August 19, 2015 - 11:15 am

      Hi Naveena, Thanks for your feedback

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