Parents love their children and so when they see their kids struggle it's natural to want to jump in and help. BUT, this is not always helpful as it teaches them to rely on others to "save them" or to tell them what to do. Here are some valuable parenting tips:
Of course if your child is in physical danger - you move them out of the way first and then have the conversation - but this rule doesn't always apply in other situations.
Helping kids to work through their problems, rather than solving them for our kids means they’re learning how to navigate life safely and successfully.
If we help our kids navigate life’s challenges when they’re small challenges, then by the time they’re teens they’ll have the skills to overcome the challenges that can have a huge negative impact on their whole life – like drugs, sex and alcohol.
Wouldn’t you be relieved to know that your child could anticipate the problems they might encounter, have strategies they can draw on to overcome the problem and considered the consequences of each action before they made a choice? Learn how you can help your child do just that by listening to this interview (located above) conducted by inspirational speaker Dr Robyn Mills (www.RobynMills.com.au) with Parenting expert Dr Rosina McAlpine advocate of Life skills in 15 mins at a time
With this positive parenting advice, you can help kids of all ages learn to be more proactive, think about the consequences of their actions and stay safe- from toddler to teen!