Some parenting hacks from a renowned Child psychologist and Behavioural Management guru
To all parents and even grandparents, as well as teachers, here are some unbelievably simple parenting hacks that work:
- Children need a minimum of eight touches during a day to feel connected to a parent.
If they’re going through a particularly challenging time, it’s a minimum of 12 a day. This doesn’t have to be a big deal; it could be the straightening of a collar, a pat on the shoulder or a simple hug.
- Each day, children need one meaningful eye-to-eye conversation with a parent.
It is especially important for babies to have that eye contact, but children of all ages need us to slow down and look them in the eyes.
- There are nine minutes during the day that have the greatest impact on a child:
The first three minutes right after they wake up, the three minutes after they come home from school and the last three minutes of the day before they go to bed. We need to make those moments special and help our children feel loved.
These are simple, right? Nothing really earth-shattering here.
- Whenever you feel like scolding your child, take a deep breath, or count from 1-10 and then act.
- Let’s ask them to study their favorite subject on their own.
- Send them to one exam without studying at all.
- Lets keep our kids out of unwanted competition.
- 80% of what kids are learning won’t be useful to them in the future.
- Our kids can really afford to do whatever they want to do in the future.
- Better degrees don’t guarantee success and happiness.
- Not all the highly educated people do well professionally.
- And not all who do well professionally are the happiest ones.
Kids are always in a party mood, don’t spoil their childhood. Support and let them be what they want to be.
Enjoy being a parent. Make it an incredible experience for yourself, family and your child.
Pass this on to as many teachers and parents as you can.
And change the way we look at our kids and their future.