5 Parenting Big No-Nos You Should Avoid

5 Parenting Big No-Nos You Should Avoid

” Parenting is the easiest thing in the world to have an opinion about, but the hardest thing in the world to do.” – Matt Walsh

Parenting is a lifelong commitment and one of the most difficult jobs out there. Everyone thinks they are expert parents, except when it comes to doing some parenting themselves!  As parents, no matter how conscientious and careful we are, we are bound to have missteps here and there. There is no set of guidelines for proper parenting. So read on, if you find yourself identifying with any of the following behaviors, do not be too hard on yourself. The important thing about making mistakes is learning from them.

🎯 1. Inconsistent Parenting style

Few parenting mistakes can have a negative effect on your children more than an inconsistent parenting style. If you are sometimes very strict, but give in other times or simply don’t seem to care what your kids are doing, they will have a very hard time knowing what is expected of them and how to they are supposed to behave. It is confusing and makes kids feel unstable.

🎯 2. Not Paying Enough Attention

Some parents pay little or no attention to their children. Nowadays, parents are busy building careers and making money, that they totally neglect their children. The lack of parents’ attention affects the future lives of the child. A child’s courage and personal development depend on their parents. Children who grow up in households with loving, supportive parents have a much better chance of becoming healthy and successful adults.

🎯 3. Having High Expectations

As parents, we all want our children to aim for big goals and be the best at everything. Parents always put high expectations on kids lead to self-esteem and confidence issues later in life. By expecting perfectionism you are setting them up to feel as though they are never good enough. Therefore, parents should make sure that your expectations match what your kids are developmentally able or expected to be doing. Avoid setting unreasonable expectations for your kids.

🎯 4. Giving Too Much Freedom

You may think that you are doing your kids a favor by letting them do whatever they want, but most younger children find it especially hard to live without any limits. Children who are given too much freedom can make mistakes that will change their life in big ways. It can be hard for a child to know what is and is not right, and having too much freedom can lead to child messing up. By having rules, setting limits, consistent routines, and offering limited choices will help your child know and expect what is coming throughout the day.

🎯 5. Constantly Comparing Your Kids With Others

This is something that has an adverse effect on the child. It is common when a child starts school, parents always comparing their kid’s results with their classmates. It is significant to take note that constantly telling your kids how others are better than his or her won’t change their result. On the contrary, it will affect their self-confidence.