There is no experience quite like that of bringing up a child. What follows is some tried and true advice to guide you through the maze of raising a child.
All you need is a clear kitchen counter and a rolled-up towel. Put the towel on the counter and put your child on it so that his head is under the sink faucet. Then turn on the faucet to run water over his hair. For many toddlers, this method will take the fear out of having their heads dunked or water poured over them.
Although difficult, it is important for parents of college-bound students not to exert pressure on their child to attend a specific school. If teenagers feel pressured they may do the complete opposite, feeling they are being controlled.
Never feed your children soda in any form, whether regular or diet. Only give your child drinks that offer nutrients and vitamins. Milk, water and juices are great examples of drinks that are good to offer your child.
Establishing clear rules stated in positive language for family members to follow can be quite helpful in reducing conflict and helping your kids get along. For example, instead of “no hitting,” opt for “only touch gently.”
It’s important to make pit stops while on long-distance road trips so your children won’t become irritable. You may be tempted to spend as little time in the car as possible, but a more relaxed trip is certain to be a more enjoyable one! Keep your eyes peeled for restaurants that have playgrounds, parks, and nice open fields where your kids can take a break and burn off a little unneeded energy.
Think of this article as a good starting point to develop good parenting strategies. You also need to realize that raising a child isn’t the same for each person or even different children. There is no best way to raise a child that is always right. Use common sense when you aren’t sure which being a parent tactic you will use. Remember that child-rearing is an exciting time for both you and your child, so enjoy every moment you have, because they do indeed grow up so fast.