The awesome guide to raising kids no one ever gave you

There are many ways to raise well-rounded, happy kids. But here are the 10 most useful tips you want to follow.

  1. Have fun: This maybe obvious, but having a laugh with your kids from when they are very little encourages a positive environment and gives them the tools to deal with stress and think creatively.Fun parents

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  1. Be positive: Research has shown that negativity promotes aggressiveness in Kindergartners. And you really don’t want that. You need to promote a healthy, positive environment, where even criticism is positive.positive

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  1. Promote compassion: Empathy is one of the factors that allow kids to identify with other’s emotions and equip themselves for dealing with disappointment and suffering. Kindness and empathy promote compassion in your kids. Encourage this.compassion

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  1. Let them go: Hovering “helicopter” parents make kids who’re anxious, self-conscious and less open to new experiences when compared with their peers. Take a step back and allow them to leave the nest when the time comes. This really promotes their self-development.let go

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  1. Set the right example: With a happy marriage. Your child can see that a partnership is meant to be happy and joyous and not stressful and anxiety-inducing. The examples you and your spouse set can very well dictate the terms of their future relationships. Make sure that you and your spouse don’t let your marriage fall along the side when the baby comes along. Instead, nurture your relationship together. Hello, date night!set example

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  1. Mental health first: You must take care of your physical and mental health in order to raise your child well. If you think you might be falling prey to some kind of mental health issue like – depression, stress beyond normal limits, etc, see a professional to get help.mental health

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  1. Momma’s boy: Research shows that sons who are close to their moms make for respectful men, who are less likely to indulge in domestic violence and nurture better partnerships in future. So, cherish your little boy.moma boy

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  1. Accept sass: Talking back by a kid may seem disrespectful or sometimes tedious to you. However, research has shown that children with more autonomy at home also showed more autonomy outside and hence weren’t prey to peer pressure.accept sass

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  1. Redefine perfection: What you have may not match your own expectations. But that’s ok. Stressing to strive for more is the number 1 cause of anxiety among parents. Loosen up a bit and accept the situation for what it is. It will make you life better.perfection

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  1. Know your kids: Parenting is hardly one size fits all. It’s something you learn along the way and tweak to fit your kids. Sometimes, it’s bribery, sometimes cajoling. It’s whatever works for you. Do not try to enforce someone else’s practices to your own kids and expect it to work for you, as it did for them.know your kid

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