Parents play a crucial role in the growth and development of their little ones. A father or mother who fails in establishing a proper relationship with their kids’ right from infancy can never build a good and functioning bond with them later. The manner in which parents communicate and interact with their baby has a direct impact on their overall development.
The vital decision of parents staying home with their children
Parents take the decision of staying home with their children. Thanks to them for taking such a crucial decision. Regardless how thrilled parents are in being with their little one, but this role is indeed a challenging one. Below are a few tips to become a successful stay at home mom and dad.
- Parents must take care of themselves first: Although this may sound contradictory, but it will be highly beneficial for a mom or dad and their child in the future. The phrase “if a mother is not happy, nobody is happy” fits here. This applies to dads as well. Both mom and dad must take ample rest, eat right and stay happy because unless they are fit they cannot take care of their child.
- Spend maximum time with the baby: One of the highest benefits of stay at home parents is that they can spend maximum time with their wonderful baby. Even at times when the child is cranky, they can cuddle and soothe the child, which is one of the best things for parents.
- Master the art of not to listen: Be it mom or dad, they must master the art of not to listen. Instead, they can pretend to listen, or nod in agreement. They must learn this art lest children will not only catch on but also do extra things for distracting them. Rather they can spend this time watching television, reading a magazine or listening to music. Not listening to the child all the time will save their nerves and work when the child is cranky, whining, fighting, singing loudly or complaining.
- Treat every child equally: Parents may have a favorite child but they at no time should display this in front of them. Rather they should treat each child equally as per their personalities and divergent ages.