Parents, you’ve got questions, we’ve got answers.

Or just as likely, we’ve got questions and you’ve got answers.

Challenge: Open Discussion

Five ways to handle parenting responsibilities effectively

Vote up!
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email this article

Five ways to handle parenting responsibilities effectively

"...Like many of you, parenting is by far my boldest and most daring adventure. ~ Brene Brown
Parenting isn't an effortless, especially because it just does not have any rule book as such. You grow along with your child. It's long-term and maybe whole life process which is unconditional, needs your attention and time, care and affection so as to build a capable human being.
Though we cannot provide you with any sort of rule book, what we were able to do is-- jot down five important points, over our research, which might make your parenting effective and may be easy—though it can never be as simple as that.

1. Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you. ~ Robert Fulghum


Little kids are always on a watch. They are those blank slates, who fill in their brains with what you are doing, and not really with words, but visuals or what they see you doing. Become what you wish your child to be like. It's the easiest way to inculcate good morals in them. Be a role model for your tiny toddler.

2. The well-being and welfare of children should always be our focus. ~ Todd Tiahrttodd tiahrt

What children products are you buying and whether they are good for your little kid or not? Parenting pick becomes an important aspect of the whole process of parenting. Being a responsible parent, you need to buy certain products for giving your kid comfort and well-being. It's the purest form of investment you can do, which is completely unconditional and totally out of love.

3. The thing about parenting rules is there aren't any. That's what makes it so difficult. ~ Ewan McGregor


Every child is different and each of these little kids is special. Though there are some basic conclusions or facts that biologists, psychologists, and philosophers have made after excessive research and study on parenting and its importance, still the way you rise up your kid, totally depends on you. You need to be creative and patient. If you are stressing over things like, "What and how to be a perfect parent? What are the rules that I must follow?" –There are not any such rules! So, don't stress over it. Give yourself time, make your children talk with you freely always and that's how you'll learn and understand your child's needs.

4. All children will do things that you may not want them to. That's part of parenting.
~ Carl Hart


Maybe, don't do anything at all once they have learned enough- you don't need to go crazy about things. Let them make mistakes, fall and stand up. That doesn't mean to be careless. You have seen them grow- you know who, why what and how of them. Try to guide them whenever they seek for it. You don't need to point them out all the time after some time or be overly concerned. Other than that, at times, give your perspectives and views and then let them decide, what they want to do next. Respect their individuality. Again, make them talk to you freely about anything from starting only.

5. Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.
~ Charles R. Swindoll


This is the most important! Try to instill in them good times always. Give them your time, attention and care. You can change almost any bad habits in them with your unconditional love and warmth. Try to avoid instilling in them negative times that may lead them to the negative perspective on life. Also, stay open to them, once they are big enough to understand you. It's always better than hiding stuff. Make them feel there view is important and they are part of the family. This will also make them responsible.

Little things like these can make the whole parenting fun and effective. Be creative in the ways you give them happy memories and let them be free to choose for their life. Keep your promises, give them your time and in the end, maybe, unconditional love is what makes parenting easy.

This post comes from the TODAY Parenting Team community, where all members are welcome to post and discuss parenting solutions. Learn more and join us! Because we're all in this together.