- Seek advice and counseling.
It is not wrong to seek advice and counseling when needed since there may be two or more well experienced parents who might have gone thru the similar situation you find yourself in. But always remember that your children are your children/ your child is your child and no one loves them more than you do; therefore, when taking advice or counsel from another, consider it wisely and think it thru before you act. This is because
- They might not know your child better than you since you are the one taking care of him/her and not the adviser.
- (ii) You are the only one responsible for that child’s life and how it turns out whether bad or good and if anything should happen to your child.
This is why I always advice parents to always sit their own wards down and have a talk with them in order to get their understanding properly. That is the only way to get the best advice and counseling;
HEARING FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH.
By this, parents can know and advice themselves and have better understanding or an agreement on how things should be run between they and their wards. It helps the child to reason with the parents, gradually develops the mentality of the child into a more matured state where the child is pushed to take responsibility for his or her word to cooperate with to you the parent as to how things should be run in the home. This makes Parenting less stressful, smooth and easier.
I always say waywardness is a disease and discipline is the cure. Most of the time parents turn to overdo the act of disciplining a child. some think by flogging a child till they cry, they will change them. Forgetting that children are naturally born with the zeal of stubbornness. Discipline can be done without a rod.
But a blend of both the rod and some wisdom talk will surely make the medicine go down.