Be Flexible and Willing to Adjust Your Parenting Style
“If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.”― Ignacio Estrada
If you often feel “let down” by your child’s behaviour, perhaps you have unrealistic expectations. Kids’ environments have an effect on their behaviour, so you might be able to change that behaviour by changing their environment. If you find yourself constantly saying “no” to your 2-year-old, look for ways to alter your surroundings so that fewer things are off-limits. This will cause less frustration for both of you.
As your child changes, you’ll gradually have to change your parenting style. Chances are what work with your child now but they might not work as well in a year or two.
Teens tend to look less to their parents and more to their peers for role models. But still you should continue to provide guidance, encouragement, and appropriate discipline while allowing your teen child to have more independence. Last but most important, seize every available moment to make a connection!