Effective Parenting Techniques
You may have heard of effective parenting techniques from parents, teachers, scholars and behavior experts; you may have also read from parenting books about the many parenting techniques that you can try for your kids. These techniques of course are the result of generations upon generations of parents and children who have had positive results. There parenting techniques may have come from different behavior experts who understand children and how children should be dealt with in difficult situations. But do you know that the most effective parenting technique is the method that works best for your kids?
As a parent, you must understand your kids personally and know the ins and outs of their behavior. You can easily spot any error that must be corrected as soon as you see them; this is why parenting techniques differ from one family to another. Here are several tips to get you started on your own style of parenting technique:
- What do you want to change in your kids? Is there a specific behavior that you want to change in each of your kids? By knowing exactly what you want changed in the family, you can easily think of the most appropriate technique to be done.
- Tell your kids exactly what you want changed in their respective behaviors. They may not know that you are offended by their rude or inappropriate behavior unless you tell them. Set the rule straight; tell them that you don’t like an untidy room, slamming the door, coming home late and many other behaviors that need to be changed.
- School age kids and teens may respond to the adult way of sitting down and talking about their behavior. Through discussions you may tell them what rule you want to enforce at home regarding inappropriate behavior. You may also ask their personal opinion on the matter especially about the way they will be disciplined when they violate the rules. By letting them join in the planning stage of their behavior modification, you can be sure that they will also commit to following the family’s rules.
- After discussing the new rules of the house, you can start giving rewards for abiding with the rules as well. Rewards will work with any child even when they are teens but make sure that your rewards are also appropriate to the situation. You may reward your teenager with privileges like a sleepover, added hours on the phone, more time to use the PC or how about plans to get her a car when she does well in school?
- As you create rewards, you must also set limits for their behavior. As a parent, you should also be aware how far could your child go and of course his limitations in following your rules.
Effective parenting techniques are methods that develop an acceptable behavior from your kids; they may not change right away or may have difficulty at first in following the set rules but give them time. They will soon learn that these rules are meant to bring out the best in them and of course these will benefit them as they face the world on their own.