Raising a child is one of the hardest things in life. You need to make sure your child develops into an independent adult with proper manners and good moral values. Most parents try hard but they are actually not doing their children a favor. In fact, without even being aware they are doing the total opposite of raising a child the right way. These are some of the words parenting techniques that you should avoid if you don’t want your child to be problematic.
Hitting and punishment
Hitting a child as a way of punishing them does not result in the child becoming disciplined or obedient. Nowadays, these two techniques are outdated and have the opposite effect. Hitting your child will only make them afraid of you but will not prevent them from making the same mistakes again.
Having a discouraging argument will not make your child less rebellious. Acting as an authority in front of a child will not make them appreciate you more. This kind of behavior will only lead to tension build up in your child which can result in a poor sense of autonomy. Try to listen to your child instead of asking them to keep quiet.
Exposing children to electronics from an early age
Nowadays, children spend a lot of time using electronic devices because parents thing it is a good way to children to learn or keep occupied. However, even if the content is appropriate for children, it is not a substitute for actual interaction. This habit can lead to short attention span in children and your child might avoid social interaction in the future. It also inhibits the motor and language skills of your child which results negatively on their mental development.
Yelling and cursing
This behavior only lets you vent your own frustration but it has a very negative effect on your children. Yelling at your child will not solve anything and it is a type of emotional abuse. Instead of teaching your child how to address an issue correctly, you teach them that anger and hatred are normal reactions when they face a problem.
Too much control
Being a parent means being constantly worried about the safety of your child. However, being obsessed with their every move will have adverse effects and your child might become insecure.
Expressing hatred in the form of emotional or physical abuse as well as lack of affection have detrimental effect on your child’s wellbeing. This behavior may impair your child’s reasoning and judgment and may lead to trust issues.
Being a parent also means trying to understand and acknowledge your mistakes. You teach your children but they also teach you. There is always room for improvement and you should always strive for it.