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Gentle Parenting

Updated: Aug 19, 2022

Through generations, parents are expected to do whatever is best for their child, and in any way possible. A child expects their parent(s) to be understanding of their juvenile temperament and needs. But it’s not often that the carers seem to understand that. Some turn permissive, some neglectful, and some extremely dictatorial. Over the last few years, the estimate of parents overlooking their crucial parts as guardians, such as communicating and keeping a loving connection has increased. Let's talk about the same and more afterward.

In the phase between childhood and adulthood, adolescents desire and need attention, along with affection. These children need parents who will support them and ensure reasonable boundaries are set for them, instead of ones who command respect and obedience but are unable to offer warmth or understanding in return. In the absence of healthy relationships between parents and children, children struggle to form healthy attachments later in life. Sometimes, when parents spend too much time with their children or totally turn their attention away from themselves, everything seems pointless and exhausting, even when they are by their side.

Children being expected of, to meet high expectations of a parent, often end up being emotionally unavailable, developing insecurities and difficulty in communication as adults. Being bound by reasonable demands and paid attention to, they tend to become more responsive towards others around them. A gentle parent has an understanding of their child, and ensures them a good childhood. Children must be approached with warmth and sensitivity, and parents following an authoritative style abide by the same.

Every family is different of-course, and has to figure out the style of parenting that works out for them. In most cases, this style has helped in the nurturing of children.

Parents should plan out the things they look forward to as much as possible, in order to make certain of a secure environment and future for their child. Unorganized plans might affect both the child and the parents, arising complications. Perfection isn't the goal; rather, they should strive for their best efforts.

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