Positive parenting: top 10 tips

Expert has made a top 10 of tips that help you with positive upbringing. With these tips you can get started!

Tip 1

If your child wants to show you something, stop what you are doing. And pay attention to your child. Show clearly and notice that you are listening. This way you give focused attention to your child.

Tip 2

Give your child a cuddly toy or a pat on his / her ball regularly. Most children like to be touched and cuddled. That reinforces your bond.

Tip 3

Talk to your child about things that your child finds interesting. Also tell about what you experienced yourself that day.

Tip 4

Praise your child regularly and give a compliment. Say exactly what you think is right. For example: ‘Thank you for listening to me right away’. Your child will then behave that way more often.

Tip 5

Take care of activities that your child likes to do at home so that your child does not get bored easily. Think of: clay, coloring pages, blocks, board games, computers, footballs, outdoor toys, and so on. Choose what suits the age.

Tip 6

Teach your child new things by first doing it yourself. For example, in a nice way to deal with each other (“say” please “or” thank you “). Then encourage your child to try it yourself. Give a compliment if it succeeds.

Tip 7

Set clear ground rules so that your child knows how to behave. Sit down and discuss with your child about children education plan and what the house rules can be for this. When your child gets older, he / she can talk more and more. You can even write down these rules and hang them up in the kitchen, for example. This way you can always refer to it. Also tell us what the consequences are if your child does not follow the rules.

Tip 8

If your child is annoying, stay calm and tell your child to stop. Then tell us how he / she should behave: ‘stop fighting; nice to play with each other ‘.Give a compliment if your child listens. Tell us what the consequences are if your child does not follow the rules. If your child does not listen, you have to intervene.

Tip 9

Stay realistic. You may expect reasonable behavior from a child, but do not expect your child to be perfect.

Tip 10

Take care of yourself! If you feel good, it is easier to follow your child and to make time to do something together.