ABC of Parenting Skills

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A ppt on Art of Parenting and effective Parenting Skills. By Ashwinder Kaur, school counselor BBPS Ludhiana

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ABC of Parenting Skills

  1. 1. A Journey towards Effective ParentingParenting from the Heart
  2. 2. Parenting is a gift of God
  3. 3. Parenting is GardeningThe Universe blossoms in face of child. Bybringing out the best in your child, you bringout the best in this universe.
  4. 4. Parenting is TrustThe biggest trust is being entrusted with a life.The biggest responsibility is to live that trustthrough out your life.
  5. 5. Parenting is Labor of LoveThe sleepless nights, the career sacrifices, thepostponing of your so many activities. Theprize of parenting comes at a price.
  6. 6. Parenting is EnjoyingSmiling together, singing songs, playing togetherwith your child…..are most enjoyablemoments of life.
  7. 7. Overview• Practical Meaning of Parenting• Myths and Facts related to Parenting• Different Parenting Styles and their outcomes• Effective Parenting Skills (A-Z of EffectiveParenting)
  8. 8. Practically, Parenting is……• Meeting the child’s needs to age of 18 or sometimes longer.• Guiding the child toward the goal of becoming a competentadult.
  9. 9. Parenting Myths and Realities
  10. 10. Myth #1: All parenting skills are instinctive
  11. 11. Facts:No one is born with all the preparation needed tobe an effective parentMany parenting skills must be learned throughgaining knowledge and experience
  12. 12. Myth# 2: A mature adult can be a perfect parentA matureadult can be a perfect parentadult can be a perfect parentA mature adult can be a perfect parentA mature adult can be a perfect parent
  13. 13. Facts:Humans are not perfect, so no one can be aperfect parentMature adults should strive to become competentparents, not perfect parents
  14. 14. Myth 3#: Good parenting guarantees good children
  15. 15. Facts:Influences outside the family, such as peers, adultsother than parents, and media affect children inhealthy or unhealthy ways
  16. 16. Myth #4:Parenting is always fun
  17. 17. • Facts:– Like any other job, parenting can be fun, sad,exciting, boring, satisfying, and frustrating– Adults should have realistic expectations aboutparenting
  18. 18. Parenting Styles and Outcomes
  19. 19. Authoritarian: Limits without FreedomThese parents areextremely strictand are often cold.They communicatethrough lectures,yelling,punishment, andone-sideddiscussions.
  20. 20. OUTCOME•Obedient•Distrustful•No expression offreedom•Withdrawn•Unhappy•Hostile•Not High Achievers
  21. 21. Permissive: Freedom without limitsOn the other extreme of theparenting spectrum ispermissive parenting. As thename suggests, permissiveparenting is more of an"anything goes" attitude.These parents do notattempt to exert any sort ofcontrol over their children.
  22. 22. OUTCOME•Aggressive•Least self—reliant•Least self-controlled•Least exploratory•Most unhappy
  23. 23. Democratic: Freedom within limitsDemocratic parentingis the middle groundapproach and is oftenconsidered theparenting ideal.Democratic parentingis based on warmth,love, guidance, andpositive discipline.
  24. 24. Outcome•Happy•Mostly self-reliant•Mostly self-controlled•Content, friendly,generous•Cooperative•High-achiever’
  25. 25. A-Z of Parenting
  26. 26. A-Accept your child for the wonderfulperson he or she is
  27. 27. B-Be a good role model in all yousay and do.
  28. 28. C- Communicate respectfully and listenattentively to your child.
  29. 29. D- Discipline fairly, firmly and with love
  30. 30. E- Encourage good eating habits
  31. 31. F- Find ways to get and stay fittogether
  32. 32. G- Give chores that built responsibility
  33. 33. H- Hug your child to build self-worth
  34. 34. I- Instill respect for other people
  35. 35. J- Join PTMs and other schoolactivities to assess child’s progress
  36. 36. K- Keep your promise or do notmake them
  37. 37. L- Laugh together and enjoy eachother’s company
  38. 38. M- Make family rules and enforcethem consistently
  39. 39. N- Never Use physical force on yourchild
  40. 40. O- Offer your help whenever it’sneeded
  41. 41. P- Praise your child for achievements aswell as for efforts
  42. 42. Q- Quickly stop your child fromharmful activities.
  43. 43. R- Read together often and makereading fun
  44. 44. S- Show patience and remembernobody is perfect
  45. 45. T- Teach health and safety rules.
  46. 46. U- Use every opportunity toshow your love
  47. 47. V- Value your child’s thoughts andopinion
  48. 48. W- Wait until you cool down beforedisciplining your child
  49. 49. X- Xerox and save records of your child’sachievements
  50. 50. Y- You can make a difference in yourchild’s life….so parent with pride.
  51. 51. Z- Zoom over this ABC again and again.
  52. 52. What are some appropriate solutions to thefollowing situations?• Your daughter/son is throwing a ball in theliving room and knocks over a lamp.• Your daughter/son leaves dirty clothes on thefloor instead of putting them in the bucketwhere they are supposed to go.• Your child refuses to do homework and keepson watching television.• Your son takes her brother’s money from hispiggy bank and spends it.
  53. 53. Parent’s Pledge
  54. 54. I Promise…I willshow my children ILOVE them.
  55. 55. I will listen andvalue what mychildren say.
  56. 56. I will praise mychild’s effortstowardsaccomplishment.
  57. 57. I will respect mychildren asindividuals.
  58. 58. And…..I will enjoy withmy childreneveryday.
  59. 59. HAPPY PARENTING

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