When I think of active parenting, I think more of a proactive approach. You don't wait for a child to do something wrong but try to instill values and morals that will be the foundation for their character as they grow up. That is what I think of as the basis and purpose of active parenting.
Face it, parenting takes a lot of energy, and this is why the matter of active parenting is so truly crucial. Active parenting involves helping your children to learn survival and life skills, and although there are many skills that are involved in the raising of family, there are several factors in particular that are especially important, which are: courage, self-esteem, responsibility, and cooperation.
Courage is an incredibly important virtue to teach upon your children as if children have courage they will feel as though they are able to try and even if they fail they will feel capable and willing to try again. As well, it is important to know that courage is an incredibly strong base for children, and is a virtue and component that all children should have.
Another important matter of active parenting is that of the teaching of self-esteem. Responsibility is also incredibly important, as in active parenting, parents are leaders who encourage that of cooperation and stimulation of learning. It is important that all family members are able to make decisions and accept responsibility for their actions and decisions, and parents will not be able to be there for everything their child does, and so it is vitally important that the children have learned to make responsible decisions and thus have the courage to stick with those decisions.
Cooperation is another incredibly important virtue, as children who can cooperate with others will learn that life involves teamwork. Active parents are able to help their children to learn to have courage, be responsible, be cooperative, as well as to have them feel good about themselves overall. The matter of parenting revolves around the fact of protecting and preparing children to be able to survive and thrive in society, to feel good about themselves and their decisions, and to have them act with confidence in their daily life.
Regardless of how you go about being an active parent, the most important factor to remember is that at least you are doing something. There are so many options available in this matter in fact that it can be hard to choose which one to go with. The Internet, for example, offers a wide array of active parenting classes and courses that you can attend, some of which are even available to you at no cost, and the convenience of completing these courses online is incredibly beneficial to most.
Active parenting is not easy, especially with families which both parents have to work, and with some parents having to work two jobs to make ends meet. The amount of time we spend with our children is not always what we want it to be, but the thing to remember is to make the most of what time we have. They need us and look up to us, as such we need to set a good example and show them how much we love and care for them as much as possible.
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