Top 10 Good Parenting Tips – Best Advice

Parenting is not easy. Good parenting is hard work.

What makes a good parent?

A good parent is someone who strives to make decisions in the best interest of the child.

What makes a great parent isn’t only defined by the parent’s action, but also their intention.

A good parent doesn’t have to be perfect. No one is perfect. No child is perfect either … keeping this in mind is important when we set our expectations.

Successful parenting is not about achieving perfection. But it doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t work towards that goal. Set high standards for ourselves first and then our children second. We serve as important role models for them.

Top 10 Parenting Tips

Here are 10 good parenting tips on how to be a better parent, learn good parenting skills and avoid bad parenting.

Many of them are not quick or easy.

And probably no one can do all of them all of the time.

But if you can keep working on the tips in this parenting guide, even though you may only do part of these some of the time, you will still be moving in the right direction.

10 Good Parenting Tips


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Walk the walk. Don’t just tell your child what you want them to do.

The best way to teach is to show them.

Human is a special species in part because we can learn by imitation​1​. We are programmed to copy others’ actions, understand them, and incorporate them into our own. Children, in particular, watch everything their parents do very carefully.

So, be the person you want your child to be — respect your child, show them positive behavior and attitude, have empathy towards your child’s emotion — and your child will follow suit.


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Show your love.

There is no such thing as loving your child too much. Loving them cannot spoil them​2​.

Only what you choose to do (or give) in the name of love can — things like a material indulgence, leniency, low expectation, and over-protection. When these things are given in place of real love, that’s when you’ll have a spoiled child.

Loving your child can be as simple as giving them hugs, spending quality time with them, having family meals together, and listening to your child’s problem seriously.

Showing these acts of love can trigger the release of feel-good hormones such as oxytocin. These neurochemicals can bring us a deep sense of calm, emotional warmth, and contentment, from these the child, will develop resilience and not to mention a closer relationship with you​3​.

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Babies are born with around 100 billion brain cells (neurons) with relatively few connections. These connections create our thoughts, drive our actions, shape our personalities and basically determine who we are. They are created, strengthened, and “sculpted” through experiences across our lives.

Give your child positive family interaction, especially in the early years. They will then have the ability to experience positive experiences themselves and offer them to others​4​.

But if you give your child negative experiences, they won’t have the kind of development necessary for them to thrive.

Sing that silly song. Have a tickle marathon. Go to the park. Laugh with your child. Give them positive attention. Ride through an emotional tantrum with them. Solve a problem together with a positive attitude.

Not only do these positive experiences create good neural connections in your child’s brain, but they also form the memories of you that your child carries for life.

When it comes to discipline, it seems hard to remain positive, especially when you’re dealing with behavior problems. But it is possible by using positive discipline and avoiding harsh discipline.

Being a good parent means you need to teach your child the morals of what is right and what is wrong.

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