Republic of The Philippines
I know, we all love our children and we all want what’s best for them. As parents, our children are our pride. What they love to do we support them; although it’s not our cup of tea, we try our best to try to understand them. We often times try to cushion them from hurt and pain and let ourselves be hurt instead of them. We become overprotective of them. We spoil them. That is where parents, like me, should assess the areas where we should not become the overly drama queens and overly protective kings a child wouldn’t want for a parent.
Have you ever had an incident in your life wherein your child would want to haggle their way out on some things they want? And when you say “NO” they would show a fit or have tantrums just to get you to give-in to them? And the very uncomfortable part is they do that in public and with an audience. Whew! Believe me, I’ve been there. Sometimes, you just have to skirt that out with finesse (Ha! I know, it’s easier said than done.) But it takes a wise parent to keep their child in place. And when they say “NO” it means “NO”. Here are some ways that I’ve read in an article that every wise parent’s should try to do to establish whose the “boss” between you and your child. It was written by James Lehman, MSW. Remember though, that children have different needs and not all of them are alike. I quote:
1. Establish Your Authority Early On
2. When Kids Get Over-Stimulated
3. Don’t Let them Turn You Around
Lastly, try to encourage family prayer often and let each family member take turns in leading the prayer. You might be surprised to hear your child’s prayer. Let’s just say, they are full of surprises. (insert wink emoticon).
Eunice Labrador Cabasal Lato
Eunice Labrador Cabasal Lato is a full time mom, a stay at home wife, entrepreneur and currently a Branch Young Women President. She is a self made novel writer. Likes to write songs and poems. Loves to read, dance and sing a lot. Plays volleyball. She Believes that life itself is an adventure. That everyday is a journey of misfits and adventure with her love ones
Lyceum of The Philippines University - MNL
Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service-Diplomacy