The Myth of the Perfect Parent

by Mother's Pride Preschool Love Blossoms Here

What is the definition of a perfect parent?

Can some one really perfect the art of parenting? Does the perfect parent really exist? Parents over the years have been debating about the efficacy of parenting methods.


Every generation feels that its parenting style is better and more wholesome than its predecessor’s. Yet, each generation feels quite inadequate, defeated, disheartened and even dissatisfied, if their child faces failure.


Here are a few things that are messing up with parents all around the world:


Parenting Books: Most parenting books give advice that is confusing and mostly contradictory in nature. The variation in parenting styles and different approaches can be a tad bit overwhelming for new parents.


Childhood Checklist: While it is important to maintain a record of your precious one’s milestones, do not turn it into an obsession with a checklist. Beware of ruining the most important phase of your kid’s life by forcing the innocent being to live by an oppressive checklist; that begins right from the play school admission till the time they graduate from college.


Accolades and Achievements: Many parents commit the grave offence of considering their child’s admission and success at play schools as a parameter for their success as parents.  As a result, children too start thinking that their worth comes from grades and scores.


Over Organizing: Keen to see their kids excel in life; parents start burdening their kids with piano lessons, language classes and sports coaching. With school, homework and additional classes, kids have no free unstructured playtime. Everything is organized with such mechanical meticulousness that it leaves no scope for innocence and adventure. 


Creating a Cocoon:  It is difficult to be a parent, especially when you have to protect your child from the big bad world. Unfortunately, in an attempt to protect your child, you end up transferring your fears on her, making her anxious and depressed.


According to parenting expert Julie Lythcott-Haims, while you cannot be a perfect parent, you can definitely be a good one. 


One of the best ways to ensure that you are not making these parenting mistakes is to start early:


Choose the right preschool: Preschool admissions should be taken seriously. The right preschool helps provide a solid foundation for your child’s academic journey. Choose schools like Mother’s Pride that have trained and qualified teachers to pave the path for your child’s success.


Build Self-Worth: It is crucial that you build your child’s worth through love and not her achievements at school. Admission in a good preschool ensures that your child develops self-efficacy and self-love. A good preschool always focuses on nurturing children to become happy little humans.  


Cherish Childhood: Love your children and cherish their childhood. Nurture them and instill good values. Remember, parenthood is not a project and parenting is not a skill. It is an art, an experience, and a way of life.


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Created on Aug 27th 2020 06:17. Viewed 470 times.


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