Congratulations to you on your parenthood! So, what did you have? Is it a baby girl or a baby boy? You are supposed to be happy and you should be. However, there is something you should remember always: Why did you bring your kid to this earth?
Isn’t it because he or she is supposed to be carrying forward your name, your legacy? And meanwhile, he/she will be an honest and responsible human being, as every parent dreams of? However, to be a responsible human being, you have to raise him first as a responsible child.
Well, you definitely know how you are going to raise your child and of course, that’s completely up to you. However, there is no harm if you refer to these 10 factors mentioned below, and think logically. And if you want to apply them, you are welcome. Come let’s take a look.
Proper Lesson Is Important To Raise A Responsible Child
Wondering? Well, we are definitely not talking about good schooling. That’s something every parent tries to get for their kids. But schools don’t teach everything. Neither he nor she stays at the school the entire day.
They are not going to share their happiness, stress with their teachers. You are going to be their first point of contact to get relieved from the pain. And with time it’s you who is going to be their ultimate teacher of life.
In this context, a small piece of suggestion is worth mentioning. If they end up making a mistake, do not get mad and start thrashing them. Make them understand why it should not be done. Or they will end up doing it again. And this time, your kid’s entire focus will be on hiding it from you. So is that going to serve the purpose? Is it going to stop his/her activity?
Now controlling your anger may not seem logical, and beating him to death because of the blunder he has done, may seem completely logical. However, is that going to fetch the result you are hoping for?
So, sit with your kid. Have a word. Try to empathize. Make him/her understand why it should not be done. If your kid observes a matured behavior in you, it will help them incorporate the same in herself/himself.
Discipline Yourself First To Raise A Responsible Child
That’s something, which you must have already understood. Consequently, it really matters how you behave in front of them. How you are treating them and other persons. Kids will imitate anything they see their parents are doing. You behave the same way you want your kid to behave.
Therefore, if you are rising late, your kid will learn the same. If you are leading an undisciplined life, your kid will learn that only. Thus, to raise a responsible child, you have to be responsible first.
You have to keep your eyes open and think before taking every action. What is it going to cost your child?
How To Be Responsible?
A small example may help you understand what it means to be responsible. Think of a scenario where you are planning for a vacation with your kid. And you know what makes you responsible? Not how many dresses you have packed for the kids. It is, rather, packing all the essential things that will save you from immediate emergencies.
For example, if you are carrying a first aid bag, it will serve you well in case of primary treatment needed for any cut and wound which is not a rare scenario especially when you have your kid along with you. You can carry it in the pocket even. Therefore, you find it handy.
Notably, once your kid sees this responsible attitude in you, he or she gets benefited from that. He/she will learn to carry essential things too. And you won’t even have to remind him/her of that before setting out for your next vacation. One small step can set an example that will leave a lifelong imprint on the other person’s mind.
Consequently, I hope you will rethink once again. Meanwhile, happy parenting!