By letting you children make descisions and exercise self sufficiency, you will empower them to meet life challenges head on and navigate them successfully.
One of the key elements to successful parenting is positioning yourself as a consultant to your kids. Offering them choices, such as ” you can play quietly inside or make noise outside”. It gives kids control and shows them that every decision has benefits and consequences. Making choices for your children can hinder their own life development skills as they grow older. You want them to be decision makers, not opinions seekers.
Another key part of life is exploring all it has to offer. Many elderly people wish they would have taken more risks in life and tried things outside their comfort zone. You can prevent this from happening to your own children by creating healthy habits at a young age. Encourage your child to try new things like music, art, or even playing ping pong. If you continue to encourage your child with no worries about winning, then they will feel free to embrace new experiences with enthusiam and not trepidation.
Finally, as the parent, you are the best model. Let your own actions show that you think teasing is hurtful, that a work ethic is valuable, and that giving to those less fortunate is essential. These life lessons you share and publicly display will help your child navigate their life with empowering values that she has learned from home.