Effective Parenting Skills
How to Positively Improve Parenting Skills with Children and Teens
Perfect parents don’t exist! It is only human for parents to make mistakes and even prize winning parents deal with situations that they have no idea on how to maneuver through. This is totally ok. It doesn’t make you a failure it simply makes you human! Just as no two parents are alike, no two children are alike either. The parenting techniques that you use with one child may need to be thrown out the window with dealing with another one of your children.
Effective Parenting Skills
How to Positively Improve Parenting Skills with Teens
Coach T is an expert at identifying child raising abilities that support parents in punishing teens in a way that shows the child your real intention instead of only perceiving the consequences as negative. For parents with this concern, Coach T will work, hand in hand with you through several exercises and ideas that will help the parent to relate better to the teen, communicate better, and build a stronger bond with the teen through tuff times. The goal of parenting is to teach kids to develop self-discipline. Several parents turn to spankings as the way to discipline a child but doing so whether it is wrong or right is incredibly difficult when parents are dealing with teenagers. Once the parent begins to put what they learn from their coaching sessions with Coach T in play, they will be able to form a healthier connection with their child, get better results without having to do as much screaming and spanking.
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Here are the top pointers from Coach T for parents to think about incorporating into the home
•Set time aside to do fun things with your children regularly.
•Don’t let your children see you disagreeing with your spouse or family on how to discipline them.
•Don’t tell them what to do unless you are prepared to apply it daily.
•Consistency is important; you must reward good behaviors and discipline when observing unwanted behaviors regularly.
•Be crystal clear; the child needs to know what to expect from you in advance when you observe unwanted behaviors.
•Likewise, the child needs to understand exactly what you are telling them to do for the best results. For example, don’t just say “Clean the kitchen” because to him/her that might mean trash and dishes. To you, it meant sweep also and that can be confusing for them. Eliminate the confusion.
•Don’t defend your stance on issues with your child. You can restate it but don’t go back and forth.
•You don’t have to wait to give praise until it task is complete. It is ok to give praise along the way.
•Remember that you should be the shining example of what you want the child to be.
•Be sure to share equally with your partner on disciplining the child.
•Don’t just tell them what not to do, show them what you want to be done.
•Take a step back and see things from your child’s point of view. Sometimes they make sense if you listen also.
•When situations allow give them the choice on how to do what you are requesting. Remember, your teen is seeking independence and this is a way to show him/her that you support them in becoming their own unique person!
If you'd like to discuss this issue with Coach T, feel free to get in touch with Youth Empowerment Life Coaching. He would be more than happy to talk with you over the phone if you think that might be helpful. You can contact him for a free consultation Monday through Sunday between 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. at 713-256-6922 or via email at CoachT@youthempowermentcoaching.com. He’ll be delighted to assist you in any way possible