Parenting is a very rewarding but a very tough job. As soon as the children enter the toddler age, they develop a mind of their own which, however, does not necessarily meet their parents’ expectations. Besides those nerve-wracking nos, many children also have the tendency to throw temper tantrums when they cannot have it their way. And to make things worse, they usually throw you one in public places, making your face turn red from humiliation. Then there is bitting, hitting, throwing food and other forms of misbehavior. Yes, parenting is everything but easy. But Babylifetime.com is here to help.
Every family is unique and there is no universal parenting style that would work for everyone. Single parents, gay families and teenage moms face an array of challenges which are virtually unknown to the traditional families. But just because they are different that does not mean they cannot create a family that is full of love, respect and understanding and help their children grow up into happy, healthy and successful adults who will sometimes create a loving family on their own. The same counts for foster and stepparents who also have to overcome a number of obstacles along the way. We are here to help you with the challenges and issues you may face as a parent regardless from what type of family you come from.
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The days when children were expected to obey their parents without questions are long gone. The approach to parenting has changed a lot in the recent decades and here at Babylifetime.com, you can learn all about different parenting styles as well as their advantages and disadvantages. By learning how to become a better parent, you will be able to help your child make the right choices on his or her own when older. It is not all up to you but your actions as a parent have a major influence on your child, his or her behavior and personality not only during childhood but during adulthood as well. And for that reason, it is highly important to be well informed about the impact of different parenting styles and approaches to child raising on the child.
In order to be able to become a good parent and help your child grow into a good person, you also need to know a lot about children’s psychology and the effect of particular parenting styles. Let’s take for example authoritarian parenting. It is based on strict discipline and punishment for breaking the rules. The child is expected to obey the rules and there is little or no discussion about why the rules must not be broken. Children who are raised by authoritarian parents often suffer from low-self esteem and do not know how to behave without their parents around because they are not taught what is right and what is wrong, and why. Those who are raised by permissive parents, on the other hand, are often impossible to control both at home and outside home due to near absence of rules and ignorance of misbehavior. Children most certainly need their parents’ guidance and discipline in order to learn to distinguish between right and wrong. But they need to understand why a particular behavior is sanctioned and they need to be praised when behaving well.
Being a parent and above all, being a family is not as easy as you may have imagined it while expecting your first child. Babylifetime.com can help if you are looking for information and advice but keep in mind that it is your family and the decision what is best for you and your child should therefore be made by you (and your partner) alone. And remember that just because you need an extra guidance or advice on parenting that does not necessarily mean you are a bad parent. On the contrary, it means that you care deeply about your family and that you want only the best for your children.
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