Does the birth of your child stand out as one of the best experiences of your life? There is no stronger connection than that between a parent and child. Use the bringing up a child tips below to keep that connection strong and thriving, so your relationship with your child blossoms!
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.
Your children need your attention, but you deserve some time for yourself, also. Occasional time alone will help you maintain your own identity.
It is critical that you have personal time, free of your children. Even if you are only able to get away for a one or two hours, ask a trusted friend or family member to watch your kids for you. If parents never get a timeout from child-rearing responsibilities, stress and frustration can result. This will affect the entire family.
Research has shown the danger of second hand smoke to children, so don’t smoke at home. It might be a good time to think about quitting once and for all. The effects of secondhand smoke can often be as bad as smoking a cigarette directly. Smoking around your children can be very hazardous and cause many respiratory issues including asthma, bronchitis or pneumonia.
No two children are the same. One child may respond to one way of discipline that may completely fail with another child. This applies to both punishments and rewards. Keeping all of this in mind, still use the same techniques you have had success with in the past.
Although taking care of your children may be your primary focus, it is important to take care of your needs as well. No matter how busy your day is, be sure to take a few minutes for yourself to get your energy back. When you are relaxed and happy, your children will feel that way too.
It is very important to establish a strong relationship with children when they are younger. As they grow they will be able to share things with you because they feel safe and comfortable. Following these tips is only the first step in your raising a child journey.