Being a Good Parent
There is no text book to follow when it comes to parenting. You may seek advice from your parents or in laws on ways to parent, but they may not be applicable in your situation because every child is unique. Some are boisterous while some others are shy and quiet. Even couples who are becoming parents for the second time need to rethink their approach. It is on these occasions that we realize that doling out advice on parenting is so easy but actually putting it into effect is so difficult.
The only way that you can become a good parent is through experience. The more you spend time with your child to understand him/her/her, the better will you become as a parent.
Here are some pointers for you to become a good parent.
Talking to your child- No matter how tired you are after work or feeling lazy after completing your household chores, you should make it a point to sit with your child in the day at least once. Hear what your child has to say about his/her day, the issues that he is facing with his/her school or playgroup or homework, the kinds of food he likes to eat etc. Do not give the aura that you are not interested in listening to him/her/her- it would work only too well to rebuff them completely. Sound kind and compassionate when you ask your child about his or her day. If your child tells you something silly or disagreeable to you, sit him/her down and make him/her understand your point. Do not scream at him/her or curse him/her as it would make your child withdraw into a shell. Suggest simple ways of solving issues instead of reprimanding him/her for bringing them to you. Through your conversations, try imparting values to him/her that would make him/her a better human being.
Battling the peer effect- No matter what kind of a school your child attends, s/he would be exposed to ideas, languages or gestures that his/her classmates use. Some of it may turn out to be good while some may not. If you hear or see your child do something offensive, nip it in the bud. Explain to him/her why such an action or word offensive is so that s/he won’t repeat it. A lot of his/her peers may bring expensive toys or books to school that your child may demand from you. If you think s/he is too young to have such expensive goods, you should stand your ground firmly. Tell him/her why you think he should not own such items and if s/he still wants it, put it off for another time by telling him/her you will buy it for him/her when s/he is older.
Laying out ground rules for discipline- Most parents find it difficult to discipline their child. Children often take to destructive activities because they are bored and want to try something interesting. You can instead involve them in activities that would keep them interested so that they don’t go about the house breaking things. Organize game nights or movie nights that your child may enjoy.
Start early with disciplining him/her about behaviour in schools and playgrounds. You can use picture books and moral values books which have pictorial references to encourage good habits in him/her. You can also device a strategy of punishing him/her in case of severe wrong doings. However, you need to decide the activities that require such punishing. Sit with your child and tell him/her the potential problems that his/her doings would bring in and tell him/her how he would be punished. That way, he will bear in mind the consequences of his/her actions.
Lastly, a child needs to be taught independence. Many children make their own bed, pack their own school bags, fill up their water bottles and even clean their sports shoes from a very early age. If you want them to get into such a practice, then you need him/her to accompany you when you are performing these activities around the house. S/he needs to understand the correct way to get them done so that he can start off by him/herself. Getting picture books and story books which depict characters being independent may also help your cause.
Treats for Good Behaviour- Just as you appreciate compliments for your hard work your child too would feel good when you compliment him/her for his/her good behaviour. Take him/her out to his/her favourite restaurants, amusement parks, film festivals for children, gaming zones or other places that might interest him/her. Make sure you take him/her out to different places so that s/he is taken by surprise each time. The carrot and stick method of disciplining might sound a little devious but it does come out right.
You should also help your child with his/her homework and try picking him/her up or dropping him/her off to school so that s/he knows that you are there for him/her whenever s/he needs you.
These pointers may help you with disciplining your child. However, you are the best judge of what your child needs and hence you may have to alter your approach to tackle the situation best.
Nature Walk was conducted on 8th August, 2014. We took the students for a nature walk in the school premise, where teachers showed the students various plants, trees, flowers in and around the school. Teacher played games with the students. The students enjoyed the nature walk. They had fun and also were told about the importance of the Nature. Read More..
Red Day was conducted on 13th August 2014, where the students were dressed in Red Coloured Dresses. Teacher showed them various things (apple, red rose, cherries, strawberries etc.) which are Red in colour. Teacher asked students to colour the worksheets (apple).Read More..
The school reopens on 5th November 2014
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