It is a fact that parents are faced with endless challenges when raising children, and several books have been published to help parents become good parents and at the very least have a good-enough parental techniques.
Parents do try their best to be perfect parents , but sadly the label is difficult to attain since nobody is perfect no matter how hard they try and might as well consider this aim to be a movement by feminists. Since we want our children to have the very best in life, even if we strive to be just enough parent there are things that we can do and attitudes to adopt that will make our children more than just average and at the same time make our lives fulfilling and easier at the same time.
Your first tip as a parent is to recognize that you are just human, meaning you cannot do everything, you cannot be everywhere, you cannot know everything, and you can commit mistakes. Parents have their own issues, problems and hang-ups, and the key to this imperfection is to have the right attitude. You can strive to have the right attitude by being humble, by forgiving yourself for the mistakes you made, celebrating successes you have accomplished, learning from the past, and focusing your sight in the direction forward.
Parenting is not the whole component in raising children, and so it is a good guideline for you to recognize that you are only playing a percentage of this role. You are not the only factor in the upbringing of your child because there are outside variables that surround them when they are out of your sight, from influences of friends, teachers, television, magazines, social media, internet, and so on.
We should realize as parents that our children are not the only things that matter in our lives, and so when making decisions, the whole impact on the family as a whole is to be considered.
Looking at the positive sides of your children, like understanding that they too can commit mistakes, is one pointer in parenting. It is wiser to forgive them fast, correct them gently and move on, thus, paying attention to the things they did right and not the wrong ones is a better attitude as a parent.
To get your children to behave, it is important that as a parent you stick to your guns so they say and believe in yourself. Our children will sometimes challenge our decisions about them, and so in these instances, if it is what is right for them, do not be swayed and do not be hesitant to say no. Yes parents do sometimes make a bad decision, but sticking to your decision will show your children who you deal with life, how you make decisions, how you cope up uncertainties, and in standing up for yourself will set a good example to our children.