Today your kids have more influencers than ever, and you’re one of them. You don’t even need the production skills of a livestreamer. All you need is to look, listen and love.
Parenting isn’t always easy, especially in today’s world. The good news is there are steps you can take to help protect your kids as they grow older. By being involved and monitoring your child early on the easier it will be to continue to do so as they get older and the more they’ll expect it from you. Its as simple as just being present with them. By paying attention to their behaviors, understanding their needs and encouraging them during all times it will help build that trusting relationship. Eat dinner as a family or set aside quality time, find out what interests them and encourage them to pursue their dreams. Simply be present.
One of the most effective ways to promote a positive behavioral health in your home is to have ongoing conversations with your child. These conversations can be about the little things and the big things. Communication strengthens the bond between you and your child. Making time to ask them about their life and feelings will remind them that you are always there. And most importantly, be a good listener.
Children need to know and feel that they are loved and valued. They may not always listen to your words but they will always remember your actions and how you made them feel happy. Children need to feel this in different ways at different ages. By praising them when they show desirable behaviors such as helping around the house, being kind to others, or getting a good score in school will help create physically, mentally and emotionally healthy children.