Don’t expect perfection
Parents want their children to be the best they can be. Pushing your child to reach new goals or achieve new things is good overall. However, don’t expect perfection. This creates serious psychological damage in many cases.
Your child already wants to impress you (despite what it may seem like at times) and demanding perfection is setting an unrealistic goal for them. You are setting him or her up for failure from the start. This is not good for their self-esteem.
Don’t live through your kids
Often parents want their children to experience the things they never did. There’s nothing wrong with this sentiment but when you start living through your kids and pushing them to do things that YOU want and not necessarily things that interest them, it can create resentment. Let your kids be their own individuals.
Now that you have these tips on how to be a better parent, you can begin applying it to your own life. Remembering that you cannot properly plan or predict every thing that might happen when raising children. You need to learn to be flexible and to have patience. This is a learning process for both sides.
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