Over the last years, there has been a lot of confusion about the role of boys and girls in our society. It's easy to see why parents are left with lots of unanswered questions when they're raising their children. Raising children the right way through positive parenting can significantly help them become responsible and balanced adults later on. Here's some of what you can expect to learn inside the pages of this book: Learn how to avoid common mistakes that parents make that can end up harming their kids development in the long-term.
How to teach proper conduct at home the right way, saving yourself of countless headaches.
Dealing with depression, anxiety and feelings of loneliness.
The right way to help your sons and daughters prepare for the future.
The biggest challenges when raising children and teenagers and how to easily overcome them.
Would you like to enjoy going through every stage of your child's development without worrying if you're doing the right thing or not? The earlier you manage to give proper guidance, the easier it is for them to grow into healthier adults. However, there is no such thing as being too late, and even the most damaging of behaviors and habits can be helped. Do not leave anything to chance. Start by guiding them towards the best possible path towards a healthy and responsible adulthood today!
P ersistence, patience , and unconditional love are the keys in raising children, especially boys. However, it's not enough to simply remind yourself of these prerequisites as you go about making sure your boy gets what he needs in order to have a happy and healthy childhood.
If you've been a parent for a few years now, you already know of the following truths about raising boys. Still, it wouldn't hurt to go through a brief refresher by reading this chapter, especially if you feel that you need to fill in some gaps so as to sustain whatever progress you've made. You may think of this chapter (and, come to think of it, even the entire book itself) as a sort of cheat sheet, the only difference being you're allowed to take a peek into it as often as you like. Besides, when it comes to raising your boy, you're not expected to know everything by heart, especially if you're still new to the experience.
Y ou will find yourself keeping up (or trying to keep up) with him
In terms of activity, boys are almost always a handful compared to girls. Especially in the case of toddlers, boys could be sitting on the floor in the living room playing with their rattle one minute and then be climbing the desk in your study the next minute.
If you've become used to a more relaxed atmosphere at home, you have no choice but to give that up the moment your boy comes into the picture. You need to constantly be wherever he is to watch over him and make sure he doesn't end up hurting himself and damaging any part of the house. Watching over him will become less frequent when he's older, but you should never let your guard down even then.
Keeping up with your boy also means satisfying his need for a playmate at home. You should thus brace yourself for playtime that could last for hours. Also, since your boy will almost always still have a lot of energy by the time you're already waving that figurative white flag, you need to find ways to effectively manage your own energy levels and still make playtime fun and worthwhile for both of you.
You may also need to engage in sports more often than you used to do before. If your boy happens to have begun getting interested in sports even by simply mimicking the athletes he sees on television, you will be the first person he turns to for the necessary gear (i.e. balls, bats, gloves, shoes, etc.) and-more importantly-a playmate (again).
Even if you feel you are not athletic enough for some of your boy's more physically demanding interests, chances are you will still do your best to keep up with him just to make him happy. You'll be surprised at what you can accomplish when your love for him and your desire to make him happy are what motivate you.
Y ou will find yourself answering (or doing your best to answer) A LOT of questions
Boys are curious by nature. They want to know the reason behind many of the things they see, hear, or read about. Since you are the only person who is nearby virtually all the time, you will be the first one your boy turns to when he starts looking for answers.
You don't need to make stuff up just to sound impressive to your boy. Otherwise, he will grow up with an inadequate or incorrect understanding of many of the things that go on around him, which could hurt his prospects of gaining even more knowledge and even of making new friends. Be honest enough to admit when you don't know how fish can breathe underwater or why Darth Vader wears black. Make it up to him by helping him look for the answers (and with the World Wide Web now accessible anytime from just about anywhere, you have no excuse not to be able to find what you're looking for). You can turn research into a bonding activity for the two of you, and by your example, you can encourage him to do the same when h