#parenting tips: How can we become a support system for our children?
Today’s youth are battling a crazy-fast-paced world.
With so many options and opportunities, school is just one part of their busy schedules.
Extra-curricular activities intrude on afternoons, weekends and into the evenings. The logistics alone can be stressful. And stress for your child is one thing you seriously want to avoid.
All these reasons call for the parents to become a support system for their children and help them to become better human beings.
The most important thing to become a support system for children is that parents should be present at the time of need for children.
It has been commonly observed that children need the support of their parents the most when they fail in studies or any other venture of life.
This means that parents should stand with their children even when the children have failed in their decisions.
Parents should never blame their kids for failure. Blaming and discouraging children for their wrong choice can have a detrimental effect on children’s personality. Children develop low self-esteem and self-confidence due to criticism from parents.
Another question that comes to mind is whether the support of parents helps in developing their personality.
Yes, of course!
Every successful person who attains a position or popularity in their life shares their experiences during their lifetime, and they never forget to mention the support they have received from their family, especially their parents. So yes If parents start supporting their children, it can help them to develop their personality.
Parental support systems can have other positive effects on children, such as:
- It teaches them to trust others as well as themselves
- Gives them a feeling of safety
- Helps to maintain good mental health
- Helps in building better relationships
- It teaches them the value of a support system
- It encourages them to reach out and to offer support in return.
Parents don’t need to put their life on hold.
But make sure to be around. Speak of only positive outcomes and stay aware of their needs and be available to address any concerns.
Please share your thoughts and experience about creating support system for your children.