Consistency Is an Important Parenting Skill


One of the hardest things about being a parent is knowing that everything you do will have an effect on your child in one way or another. The worst thing here is that you never know for sure if what you do will have a positive or negative effect.

In this article, we'll take a look at why it's important to be consistent when you're raising your child and we'll also talk about right and wrong times to stand your ground.

When your little girl asks for ice cream just before you are going down to the supermarket, you might say something like; "sure honey, if you can behave, you can have an ice cream" …

That's okay and it actually teaches your little girl something about rewards and consequences. However, if you don't keep your promise you'll either teach your daughter that she cannot trust you or that she gets what she wants as long as she screams high enough or keep asking for it …

When we as parents finds ourselves in supermarket with a screaming and demanding child, it's often easier to just give her the ice cream and then take up the battle later, when you are home …

That's a very big mistake that many parents make …

It's hard to be consistent …

But, it's worth it … What you need to remember is that if you take this battle a few times, you won't have to take it again … You child will know that there's weight behind your words and the next you are in the supermarket with her, she will know that if she doesn't behave, she won't get that ice cream.

As a parent, you are the most important role model in your child's life. This means that whatever you do (not what you say) your child will think is right.

Therefore, another important parenting skill is to be able to admit ones mistakes. Because, we are not super-humans or flawless … Just as all other parents, we also make mistakes or lose our temper from time to time … When we do, we should be the adults and admit that we were wrong. ..

If we do so, we will show our kids how to be good human beings and this is something that will have a continuous effect on their lives. Even when they are all grown up and about to acquire their own parenting skills.


Source by Chris W. Carter

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