By Jason K Johnson
Congratulations on that girl or boy you have in your life. When you become a parent, you should realize that your whole life is going to change. Generally, speaking, within a matter of moments, your whole life is going to change right before your eyes. You see, being a parent is not easy to do and whether we like it or not, it is something that many of us have to do. We need to learn everything in as little as nine months. You see, parenting is not something that came with instructions. However, we have ‘experts’ in the field of parenting that will gladly give you advice. As we continue this article, we are going to lend you a helping hand.
First of all, as a parent, if you are in the need of some support, guidance, advice or you have questions, you can ask another parent. Too often parents are stressed out over what to do and what not to do. Are you thinking about ways to punish your child? Many parents spank their child when they do wrong. Does that seem right? Applying physical abuse on the child when they have done wrong is certainly not right. We believe you need to correct them. Whenever you see them doing something wrong, take them by the hand and point them in the right directions. Do you really want your child to have memories of you spanking them?
Take note that you as a parent are the leader. At times, your child will think he or she is in control and try to tell you what to do. Trust us, they will do it. Once you let the child tell you what to do the first time, they will continue to think they can over power you.
When you speak with your child, you should make sure you look in their eyes. Some say the eyes are the windows to our soul and we cannot be upset when we look into someone else’s eyes. Personally, we try this technique with our children and it does work. At first, your child is going to look away, but eventually, they will make eye contact with you again. Take note that you are not only the leader, but you are the one that will be helping your child develop. What you do will have a big effect on the child when they are older.
Do you want to learn exactly how to eliminate your child’s out-of-control and defiant behavior without using Punishments, Time-Outs, Behavioral Plans, or Rewards?
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