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Do You Question Your Parenting Skills?

Submitted by on June 16, 2013 – 4:32 pmNo Comment

Do you question your parenting skills?

Frequently Asked Parenting Questions

Guest post by Kids ‘R’ Kids of Dallas/Fort Worth

Parents often question their ability as a parent, worrying if their making mistakes with their kids.  Child care experts believe that the overwhelming amount of information on pre-school, child care, and child development can cause parents anxiety. The following are common questions asked by parents so let’s consider them one-by-one.

First, do you sometimes worry about the mistakes you may make inadvertently as a parent? Before you even answer this question remember, everyone, even professional childcare providers, make mistakes at one time or another. It’s part of being human. So there is no need to be consumed by guilt if you make a mistake from time to time.

Do you fret about possible harmful effects your mistakes might have later on your child? Did you know that your young child is highly resilient? This means that most mistakes you will make parenting will generally not harm your child, given that you are genuinely trying to help him.

So the important question to ask “When I made that mistake, was I genuinely trying to help my child, or did I do it just for my own convenience?”

As long as parents continue to strive to do what they think is best for their child, their love and even mistakes, will eventually triumph over all else.

Have you lost the ability to relax as a parent? If you cannot relax as a parent, step back from what you are doing. Give yourself a break so that you can enjoy raising your child.

By doing yourself this favor, you are also doing your child a favor.  Your child needs a relaxed and happy environment in which to grow and develop.

So if you answered “yes” to the questions at the beginning of this article, we have a threefold message for you:

First, understand that you will make mistakes. Then focus your attention on doing what is good for your child rather than on guilt for what you may have done wrong. So give yourself and your child a break and the gift of a relaxed home atmosphere.

Kids ‘R’ Kids believes that happy, loved, connected children are destined for success in every facet of their lives. Our most cherished principle, “Hug First, Then Teach,” defines every aspect of who we are at Kids ‘R’ Kids. When it comes to teaching, Kids ‘R’ Kids understands the importance of involving families with their child’s developmental milestones and accomplishments. We hope you will drop by for a tour at one of our 12 locations in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. You will find a list of our locations on www.dfwkidsrkids.com.

 

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