and be involved in their children’s lives, it is necessary for them to exercise a lot of patience and learn how to talk with their children.
With life as it is now, parents are often under a lot of pressure, from their job, with bills that need to be paid piling up, and at the same time having to take care of their children. Taking all these into account, some parents have been able to cope with all the stresses that life has thrown at them. All it takes is good time management, fixing limits, and setting realistic expectations.
If you would like to live a well-balanced life and maintain your sanity, it is necessary for you to plan your activities and chores consistently throughout the day. This will ensure that you handle your expected duties in an efficient manner. Do not try to do everything in one day as it will only lead to frustrations.
Most children feel safer and more at ease when certain rules are laid out for them to follow. This can also be followed by the parents. Plan out your child’s day and ensure that what is expected of them for the day is achieved. Your children will also learn to be reliable by watching you live up to your own expectations.
Most people find it hard to say “no” to others or even to their children, especially when they know that what they are agreeing to might be difficult for them to follow through with. They often end up being frustrated and letting others down. It is better for you to say “no” to your child and explain the reason rather than say “yes” and fail. Your kids will end up respecting you for that.
The concept of time out is applied differently between parents and their children. For the children, time out is used to enforce discipline, while for the parents it helps them spend some quality time together which is important for their relationship.