Your responsible parenting is the most essential part of your child’s growth and development. We all want to be the best parents for our toddler but how?
Toddler stage is the most challenging yet most exciting stage for parents. At this stage, baby begins to explore the world and take risks while learning.
Here are some of the tips and advice you can do with your family including baby.
These are very helpful among first time parents, like us at first we struggled on what to do but these simple ways made a big impact on our parenting journey towards our toddler.
We hope it can do the same for you and your family as well.
Knowing your Child
Think about this, if your child as a toddler can write you a letter what would he/she say to you? Would he/she ask more of “Why’s?” or no questions at all just gratitude and “I love you’s”.
Through this ask yourself, how well do you know your child?
Remember how many times have you had fun time together, what are his/her favorite game to play with you, what are his/her favorite food, how do you take care of him/her and more importantly what are the ways you do to keep him/her safe and healthy.
Being a Parent
Being a Mom or a Dad to a growing toddler is not easy, you should have the patience, kindness and other good qualities like fun, playful, calm, thoughtful, loving, flexible and consistent.
Among all of these qualities, which are you best at?
You might have some other good qualities which you might discover along the way of your parenting journey. You’ll know that you’re showing good once you see your little one is growing happy and healthy.
As what the famous saying goes, “As kids grow, they might forget what you said but won’t forget how you made them feel”. Toddlers like your child are observant and what they see and hear from you, they do!
So be a good model for him/her, be the best reflection of how you want him/her to be when they grow into an adult.
It’s also good to look back on your parenting journey, what have you learned so far being a mom or a dad. Looking back will make you realize your capabilities to be the best parent you can be.
As a first time mommy, I could say that so far my parenting journey is a smooth sailing learning. I learn almost everyday with my toddler.
I never thought I could have so much patience and extend it way beyond limits.
I never thought I could take care of a new human being and raise her well into a joyful blessed kid.
I never thought teaching is one of the skills I would be passionate about since I want my baby to learn as much as possible and as young as she is.
Like us, these kind of realizations will motivate and inspire you to do more than what you have done before for your child.
It’s about your dreams for your child, how do you see him/her in the future. Spend more time with your child and explore new ways on how to develop his/her skills and abilities.
It is essential for you to spend more quality time with your growing child since this is the stage where he/she begins to form the foundation of his/her learnings as well as building his/her character.
Know your Family Strength
Like individuals, all families have strengths. These are the things that you do well as a family. The power of working together to be happy and healthy in good and bad times. Do you know what your family strengths are?
As parents, we build this strengths for our family whether it’s about health, safety, life plans for the future, relationships or involvement in the community.
Build a Strong Family Ties
A strong family ties means providing love and comfort within all the members of the family. This is how you communicate and build your relationship towards one another.
It also means support of each members in any life’s circumstances.
Strong ties begins in communication, how well do you communicate when someone is frustrated or upset.
Indeed, listening is the key to understanding. Listen in full attention about each stories and understand their emotions.
Do some new bonding activities that your family will surely enjoy especially your little one. This helps to keep your family happy.
Create and Nurture Family Culture
Creating family customs and nurturing special cultural practices such as traits are good for your toddler. These special customs are learned by your child from older family members and this helps build your toddler’s character.
It would also be nice if your child learns about the history of your family. This helps them understand their roots and be proud of it.