Being a parent is a difficult job, it is a lifelong commitment and requires a lot of patience and love. Here are few things every parent needs to know if they want to raise happy child/children.
Learn to listen
No matter how busy you are, you need to make time for your children and listen to them! Even before they start talking, kids try to communicate with sign and baby language so you need to be really observant to truly understand what he/she means. When they start schooling, you have to spend at least fifteen to twenty minutes asking them how their day was and listen to their story. This kind of behavior will encourage them to share all their life events with you and also bring you both closer. If you are busy, you need to make sure at least your partner can be there for your child. This will also make them more confident, and they will not hide anything from you which is really important.
Don’t give them everything
One of the biggest misconception that many parents have is that they give in to the tantrums of their child in order to make sure he/she is happy. This is really wrong, you need to teach your child to sacrifice and adjust with whatever they have. For example if your child wants to go to the best international school in Bangkok, but you cannot afford it then you don’t have to give in. Instead teach them the value of money and make them understand as to why they cannot go to such school. Telling your children about problems and sharing them things makes them feel responsible and will also reduce their tantrums to a great extent.
Give them education
One of the biggest investment you could do is educate your child. Try to start saving for their education as soon as your child is born. If you cannot afford it then you don’t have to admit your child to British international school Bangkok Thailand. There are many government schools which are completely free and have good standard in terms of education. Teach them gratitude as this is the only shortcut to happiness. It will teach them to be happy with whatever they have and to be grateful for it.
Lastly, let them make mistakes and learn from it. The nature of parents is such that they are super possessive about their child and want him/her to do their best in everything. You need to understand that these tiny humans have a mind and personality of their own. So sometimes let them do what they want without interfering. This is because the best way of learning is to learn from your mistakes.