Positive Parenting Guide And Tips

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Positive parenting is a principle of parenting that assumes kids are born good and with the desire to do good things. However, it emphasizes the necessity of using positive ways and mutual respect to discipline. The positive method of parenting is to focus on teaching future behaviors.

Today’s parents have used these parenting principles as they do not want the parenting methods they were raised in.

What Is Positive Parenting

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Parents can make their kids happy in a way that replicates their beliefs and values of family. Parents are sensitive to their kid’s temperament, development stage, and needs. It is also called an authoritative parenting style.

Benefits Of Positive Parenting

Behavior Problems

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Studies show that using positive discipline gives positive results in terms of the kid’s emotional growth and behavior. Meanwhile, punitive parenting style in early childhood inclines to outcomes in more behavior problems. Parents who are unresponsive, uninvolved, and cold raise children with poorer self-regulation, which extra exacerbates the kid’s behavior problems.

Close Child-Parent Relationship

Positive parenting does not mean punishing your kid for correcting problematic behavior. Also, there is no hostility, power struggle, and yelling. Resulting, the kid-parent dynamics change and improve the relationship. 

Moreover, open communication and mutual respect is the strength of the kid-parent relationship.

Better Self-Esteem And Mental Well-Being

Kids raised with positive style parenting have good self-esteem. They believe they can do anything successfully. These kids are also resilient. Children who are resilient have better family connections and fewer conflicts with their parents.

Better School Performance

Kids enjoy more and get successful when they have positive parents. A good kid-parent relation results from these parenting methods and is also very associated with school performance.

Better Social Competence

Positive parents’ kids have good social self-efficacy and problem-solving skills. They have a positive attitude and are more well-adjusted.

Positive Parenting Tips

Be Firm And Kind

Be kind to your kids to model how to be respectful to others. Kids learn by your behaviors, and you should be their ideal model. Also, being a kid is helpful to make your kid calm down, be likely to cooperate, and be receptive. 

Be Consistent And Be Clear

Choose and explain the violating limits values before being enforced. Meanwhile, parents are required to be dependable and follow through on kids. 

Brain Development And Age-Appropriate Behavior

Tantrums in kids are very common. These toddlers are full of emotions, but they cannot express them in words. In fact, they also don’t have an idea of how to regulate themselves as their brain is not developed like that. Therefore, kids need parents’ help in learning to regulate.

Start Early

Positive parenting starts with positive behavior for the kids and teaching kids development knowledge. So it can begin when your kid is only an infant.

Young kids learn by watching the behavior of their parents. Therefore, attending to kids’ cues and answering them positively can make a huge difference in kids’ behavior.


Positive parenting is a very different style from harsh traditional parenting. It needs a different parent’s behaviors and mindset. But with persistence, practice, and patience, you can convert disciplinary ways into valuable lessons for children.

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