What is the Definition of Parenting?
A real parent is the one who helps his children to eradicate their personality defects and imbibe good qualities. However, Here are stress-free parenting techniques as today’s parents feel that buying costly clothes and eatables and paying high fees for coaching classes are their only duties. They fail to understand that these things make the children desirous of only worldly pleasures. These pleasures nurture defects in them. So, parents have to introspect whether they are giving true education to their children. It is the duty of parents to help their children to imbibe good qualities and thus, lead a happy life.
Reasons for stress in parents
- Always living in the past
- Negative talk & approach
- Not accepting our mistakes in front of children
- Constantly trying to find faults with the children
- Preserving one’s personal image while talking to children
- Speaking authoritatively
- Forgetting that children too have Divine principle in them
- Every person has a different nature
- Not explaining properly
- No communication with children
- High expectations
Here are three essential steps to “Stress-free Parenting”
1. Time Management
When we feel in control of our time, it gives us a sense of control in our lives. Start to manage your time more effectively by looking to see where you waste time in your days, are you a self-confessed Facebook/Internet junkie like I am?
2. Look within
We often blame things and people around us for the way that we feel on the inside. It is no-ones fault or responsibility to how we feel, but our own! We need to understand why we feel the way that we do and take responsibility for it (all of it). Someone else cannot make use feel anything, it is only ourselves that have that control. Refocus back to yourself and what emotions/beliefs are causing these feelings.
One of the most important things you can do for your children is to look after their mother. Yes, that is YOU. How can we be a happy mother if we do not look after ourselves physically, emotionally, nutritionally, or spiritually? Take time out each and every day to do something for you – it only needs to be 10 minutes a day. Dedicated ME time, to meditate, catch up with a friend, exercise, walk the dog, or whatever you determine to be your ME time. 10 minutes is all it takes.
One of the best ways to fortify yourself against stress is to exercise regularly. Not all of us are gym rats; I understand. But think about what you loved to do when you were a child. Did you like to jump rope? Ride your bike? Choose something that you actually enjoy, and consider finding an exercise buddy to make it more fun. Not only will you be better able to cope with stress — you’ll be in better health, too!
5. Do one thing at a time
Most parents try to juggle far too many tasks at once, in the name of efficiency. This can lead to tremendous stress, not to mention mistakes. Slow down. Focus on the one thing you’re doing at a given moment — whether it’s serving a snack or changing a diaper. Even more, give your children your undivided attention for at least 10 to 15 minutes a day when you aren’t trying to get them to do something. Receiving your positive attention will have the added benefit of motivating your children to be more cooperative.
Life in today’s fast-paced world can wear us down, causing us to be increasingly vulnerable to stress as we feel burdened by the never-ending demands placed upon us. Consider these tips, and take time to re-evaluate where you can make adjustments in your daily life that will help you handle those difficult experiences more easily. You’ll not only be doing yourself a favor — your children will benefit from seeing their mom take care of herself. You’ll show them that they too can learn to cope with life’s frustrations in healthier ways.