One of the things that you can do to raise happy and more cooperative (better-disciplined) children is to Create Your Own Positive Parenting Plan based on common sense parenting. This is especially helpful, if you have a child who is between the ages of 4 to 12 years old. If you are handling everyday problems by the seat of your pants and everything is running smoothly… congratulations. However, if ‘things’ are a little bumpy, then planning ahead will be a decided improvement. (Any age group of children will benefit from having a parenting plan.)
Your own positive parenting plan will definitely be helpful in building a more organized and structured household. Now, don’t shy away from the word ‘structured.’ Structure means consistency. Children crave structure many adults do, too. You may have even noticed this to be the case, when you compare a structured environment to the chaos in a non-structured environment. When the family spends less time dealing with unwanted behaviors and chaos, all the members of your family are free to establish better relationships with each other.
Squabbles and other common family problems can be avoided or minimized with a parenting plan you create to fit your family’s needs.
Create Your Own Positive Parenting Plan
Read through the discussions below. You may discover the beginnings of a parenting plan to fit your family values and goals.
• An individualized parenting plan will help add to your arsenal of parenting skills. There isn’t one size parenting skill to fit all circumstances. Children usually go through all kinds of problems and challenges. Knowing what to do in advance will reduce the stress of dealing with your children behavior. Using an ineffective parenting tool that you pick out of the air could end up creating more trouble, and anxious children to boot. The object of any parenting intervention is to correct unwanted behaviors all the while letting the child learn a lesson and feel comfortable with having learned it. Planning (thinking through your discipline decisions and actions) will increase you success at eliminating unwanted behaviors.
• Having a positive parenting plan in place will add to your child’s feelings of security and confidence. By setting family goals and behavioral limits in your positive parenting plan, your children will know what is expected from them, and what they can expect from you. For instance, if Johnny swings his bat in the living room and breaks a picture frame… The bat will be taken away for a week (depending on the Johnny’s age). When you have a plan, and are consistent, there is less stress for everyone. Thus, confidence and successes increase.
• How do you feel about misunderstandings? How often do you hear… “You didn’t say that!” Putting your parenting plan into effect will result in fewer incomplete chores, less conflict and less frustration for the whole family. Because the positive parenting plan you set in place, members of your family understand each other better, have clearly defined expectations and standards, and you, your kids, and everyone in the family will be able to build and maintain happy and healthy relationships.
Create Your Own Positive Parenting Program
What do you think? Is a positive parenting plan worth a little time thinking? Experience says that parents ‘wing it’ way too often. Setting parenting goals, learning to remain calm in the face of frustration, and creating lessons through consequences and rewards all function to mysteriously establish an atmosphere in which children can grow into healthy adults.
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Life is full of challenges, and parenting is a big one. It is the most important challenge we face. There have been times that we parents have all experienced the frustrating behaviors of our children. Don’t let this frustration cause you to lose sight of your personal goals for your family. Create your own positive parenting plan. There is value to increasing and improving each parenting skill and getting new ideas. Get new ideas; create your own parenting plan; learn about family harmony, and how to be the successful parent that I know you are with Parenting 101 Success.
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