Parents Are You Sick of Parenting Tips Yet?
At any given moment, I have a pile of parenting information on my desk, nightstand, and kitchen table.
I have my favorite tipsters and I also have my favorite tip.
Make your primary goal as parents
to help your child develop empathy and
kindness in their hearts
than focusing on controlling his/her behavior.
Raising a child does not come down to following a list of tips. Parenting and grand-parenting really stems from the heart. It has to do with treating children with respect and empathy which is sometimes easier imagined than accomplished. Children imitate their parents and we often hear our own words come out of their mouths sometimes to our embarrassment.
If your goal is to have a well-behaved child with core qualities of kindness and empathy, you will need to encourage him to appropriately express his thoughts and emotions while listening and using these moments to treat him with empathy and kindness.
What do you think? How do you encourage your child to express himself?