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Here is how you can avoid bad parenting habits

Although it is a child that creates trouble and has annoying habits that can sometimes irritate parents to the core, but parents are also no less in creating vexation among children. Like children, parents also have some annoying bad habits that sometimes go out of control leaving a child in a very bad mental state of mind. It is true that nobody is perfect, but sometimes parents need to understand that restricting child form doing anything can irritate him also.

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Parenting is not a task to learn in a day, it takes commitment and patience to pass on the values and beliefs to a child. If parent is doing it right way then a child will never go wrong. Bad parenting can affect a child mentally and physically. A child performing poorly in academics, misbehaving, and unable to cope up in different situations is a result of poor or bad parenting.

Bad parenting is like a bad custom that many parents follow without knowing its consequences. The consequences get worse in almost all the cases. Signs of a bad parent include forcing a child to do things, partiality among children, and physical and vocal abuse. These things can affect a child negatively. In such cases, parents need to learn how to control these habits and making future of the child happy and bright.

There are many way to avoid bad parenting and become a good parent.

Stop yelling at your child

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The first step a parent can do to minimize their bad habits is stop yelling at your child, as they are not at all interested in listening to crap. It is better to deal with love with your child. Yelling at them will only irritate them. It will also spoil your relationship with child. It is better to treat child right way with love and care.

Sort out your own differences

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Differences between the parents are another major cause of frustration among them. Sometimes a child becomes a victim and suffers all the pain. Such behavior of the parents affects child mentally making him emotionally weak and depressed. Sorting out the differences will avoid problems between the parents and will not affect the child as well. If parents do not share a good relationship and both have different point of views, the child is likely to get confused on which one to follow. Parents must behave mature and build understanding among each other.

Understand the difference between anger and discipline

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To become a good parent, one needs to understand the difference between anger and discipline. Punishment affects child negatively whereas discipline makes them a better person in life. Disciplined children do well in long run. Depressed and fearful child is a result of angry parent. On the other hand, when parents makes his child understand things with love and peace results in a better child.

Understand yourself

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It is tough to understand one’s own feelings and what is going on inside. Sometimes we do not have the reason for behaving weird. It just comes naturally. Taking out some time for own self can help in knowing what you actually want. Practicing meditation and yoga can provide help in knowing yourself better and controlling the anger.


Parenting is not an easy task. Parents do have many bad habits that can affect lives of their children. Proper understanding and patience one can turn a bad parent into a good one leading their child to live a better and healthy life.


Dr Prem Jagyasi

Dr Prem is an award winning strategic leader, renowned author, publisher and highly acclaimed global speaker. Aside from publishing a bevy of life improvement guides, Dr Prem runs a network of 50 niche websites that attracts millions of readers across the globe. Thus far, Dr Prem has traveled to more than 40 countries, addressed numerous international conferences and offered his expert training and consultancy services to more than 150 international organizations. He also owns and leads a web services and technology business, supervised and managed by his eminent team. Dr Prem further takes great delight in travel photography.

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