How to be a better parent? There is a Chinese proverb, it goes: “Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time.” I remember clearly how I was told I had no future because I spend too much time gaming in front of the computer when I was learning how to code. The human mind treats a new idea the way the body treats a strange protein; it rejects it. Just because you do not understand something, it doesn’t mean it is useless and pointless.
Not all child must grow up to be a doctor, engineer, architect and more, they can be a computer engineer even when such courses yet to exist when they are a child. Support them, don’t belittle them, unless it is against the law or morally wrong. Respect must be earned, not by force. The quality of one’s childhood has an overwhelming effect on the course of adult life. It’s good to be fully aware of this – and plan accordingly.
To be in your children’s memories tomorrow. You have to be in their lives today.
Children learn more from what you are than what you teach.
Being a mother is learning about the strengths you didn’t know you had and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed.
If you have never been hated by your child, you have never been a parent.
There is no such thing as a perfect parent. So just be a real one.
The best kind of parent you can be is to lead by example.
The best thing that you can give to your children is time.
Happiness is when you realize your children have turned out to be good people.
Behind every child who believes in himself is a parent who believed in them first.
Your words as a parent have great power. Use them to support and inspire.
The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day.
Your children will become what you are; so be what you want them to be.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
As your kids grow they may forget what you said, but won’t forget how you made them feel.
The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice.
If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them, and half as much money.
Don’t worry that your children never listen to you, worry that they are always watching you.
Your child will follow your example, not your advice.
It is easier to build up a child than it is to repair an adult.
To be in your children’s memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today.
The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day. – D.A. Ballista
An unhappy mother does not raise a happy child. – Joni Mitchell
Spanking is controlling a child through force and fear. There are better ways. Educate yourself. – Dawn Lantero
Our children can be our greatest teachers if we are humble enough to receive their lessons. – Bryan McGill
Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory bank of our children. – Charles R. Swindoll
Children seldom misquote you. In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn’t have said.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. – Henry Ward Beecher
To train a boy in the way he should go you must go that way yourself. – Billy Sunday
The solution to every parenting problem starts with 9 words: ‘I’m here.’ ‘I hear you.’ and ‘How can I help you?’
When life’s stressful, our kids watch us for cues. When we keep calm amid chaos, we teach our kids they can, too.
The quickest way for a parent to get a child’s attention is to sit down and look comfortable. – Lane Olinghouse
We have to coach our kids in right behavior more than we discipline for wrong behavior. – Amber Lia
If you can help a child, you don’t have to spend years repairing an adult.
Any man can be a father but it takes someone special to be a dad.
Being A Full Time Stay At Home Father or Mother
Until you become a parent yourself, you will never know how hard it is to take care of a child 24/7, especially a newborn and toddler. For those that are lucky enough to be able to afford a nanny, childcare or with the help of grandparents, please appreciate the help rendered by them, avoid complaining unless you personally took care of your own kid for 1 month for 24/7.
There is a saying, it takes a village to raise a child. This means not only the parents play an influential role in the kid’s life, the environment and culture too as a collective effort. Children are good at mimicking adults, and if you read lots of books, so will they. At the end of the day, there is no 1 size fit all, some child may respond to certain method while some might not, the key is patience when they throw tantrum or cry.