DO NOT OVERPROTECT YOUR CHILDREN By Aelita Archbold
By Aelita Archbold
We live in a dangerous society where always something negative happens.
As parents, we have a tendency to overprotect our children and I am not an exception.
It’s not an easy task for parents to keep a healthy balance between not enough protection and overprotection.
How do we find the golden middle?
From the height of my experience, I would suggest, every day, at the dining table find time to talk to them.
Create a challenge for your children where your children will have to make a choice, to find the right solution, and report to you the results.
At the end of the day bring them all to the table and break down the situation.
Let their voice be heard first.
Then, give your opinion on what was great and what areas need improvement.
Help them to acknowledge what they did great and what they need to improve. Do that nicely and tactfully. Never tell them only negative things they did or you can ruin their self-confidence for life!
Then you analyze and conclude.
Always allow your children to brainstorm the possible situation from different angles. There is no right or wrong.
The next time when they face a different challenge they will be ready for it and will know how to handle it.
As a parent, be the best friend and phycologist to your own children.
This way you will be able to create trust with your children and prepare them for real-life situations.
If they respect you and your opinion and they will see the proof of your words in real life, they will not seek someone else’s help to solve the problem.
This activity with your children will help you to develop a close and trusted relationship with your children and help to grow them into self-confident leaders.
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