For decades, the parenting approach referred to as “positive parenting” has been researched. Many experts believe that it provides the strongest support for all aspects of healthy child development. A positive parent exhibits a healthy balance of all the nurturing a child needs including love, understanding, and protection, while acting as an appropriate role model and an accomplished teacher. The underlying structure of positive parenting comes from the parent themselves exemplifying a positive mood. The social, emotional, and intellectual growth of a child can all be accelerated and fortified by using effective positive parenting techniques.
In order to be a positive parent, one must be actively engaged in their children’s lives. A structured environment should be present that conveys both physical and emotional safety. In addition, discipline should be handled in an orderly fashion, limits and expectations clearly communicated, and actions consistent and predictable. On the other hand, positive behavior should be reinforced with praise, rewards, or privileges.
The tone of a positive parenting home needs to exemplify love and acceptance. Children need to be heard and responded to in a way that demonstrates genuine care. Plus, empathy must be expressed for their concerns and troubles. Encouraging talents and learning opportunities assists with maintaining a positive tone in life. In addition, offering choices and teaching decision making skills builds confidence and self esteem.
Children who are raised using the positive parenting approach generally perform better in school and are less likely to have aggressive behavior or self esteem issues. The majority of them become healthy, happy, productive member of society. Positive parenting fulfills the parents job to help their children grow up to be independent, responsible, and loving individuals. Overall, when a parent exhibits hopeful encouraging, and positive behavior, their children are more likely to mature well and adopt a positive attitude in their own lives.