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How To Avoid The Top 3 Parenting Mistakes

You may think you are prepared with good parenting skills; however you will surely suffer a few negative experiences. There will be times the surefire thing we figured would be a positive experience for our child will turn out just the opposite. We will be considering some of these conventional blunders. You can more easily avoid such mistakes when you're aware of them.

Kids who eat too much junk food often pick up this habit from their parents. For a lot of parents, this is a tool used to keep children pacified more than for the sake of nourishment. It's amazing how quickly candy can calm the tantrums of toddlers and children alike. It's also quite common to give treats to children in order to reward good behavior too. These habits, however, can cause kids to develop an unhealthy lifestyle. These actions are major players and primary reasons so many children today suffer from obesity. Junk food cannot be used to control behavior, the negative impacts of this type of reinforcement are far reaching. Children who eat food that isn't healthy in large supplies are also more likely to have shortened attention spans and major mood swings. So don't use junk food as a reward or as a way to quiet down your child, as tempting as it might be.

Not listening or paying enough attention to your child is a serious mistake. Your child wants your time and attention and when they do not get it, they suffer. Your children need conversation and advice to grow up to be responsible normal adults. If a child has concerns about certain things, they need their parents to communicate with them. Show your child that you really care by facing them when you are talking and give them all your attention. If you are busy doing things, your child will not feel that you are giving them your full attention. Very often, children act out because they are seeking attention from their parents.

Lecturing your children can be a pretty bad habit to get into. This will be a long, drawn out discussion that happens when your child has made a mistake in judgment. Another version of this is nagging, when you repeat the same requests over and over again. Children have the ability to shut you out if you aren't communicating in a way they can relate to. When you try to get your child to do something, be sure to convey your request in a concise, clear manner. It may seem to your children that you haven't the strength to manage the circumstance if you need to reiterate too much. It is important that you keep your cool and speak in a reasonable tone and make sure your child will realize what will happen if they don't act promptly.

Just because we are parents doesn't mean we are perfect and even though you may be guilty of one of these common mistakes we have talked about, don't beat yourself up over it. After reading about some of these pitfalls, you ought to have the ability to steer clear of them when you see them coming. Being a good parent isn't always easy, and sometimes we have to consciously change our approach to get the results we want.

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