If you are looking for ways to bring up successful children, I found this article written by Dr. Kevin Leman, who is an internationally known psychologist, award-winning author, radio and television personality, and speaker.
How to bring up a child in the best possible way is every parents dilemma and if you have had children of your own, you know that to be the perfect parent is the most difficult thing in the world to achieve.
Sometimes you feel like you are winning and other times you feel like you are swimming against the tide, or sinking rapidly.
This helpful article is called “A Child’s 10 Commandments To Parents.” This is a perfect example to me on How To Parent A Child With Love and also how to bring up a child.
So if you want to bring up successful children, here goes (from a child’s point of view):
Commandment Number 1:
My hands are small, please don’t expect perfection when I make a bed, draw a picture, or throw a ball. My legs are short, please slow down so I can keep up with you.
Commandment Number 2:
My eyes have not seen the world as yours have, please let me explore safely, don’t restrict me unnecessarily.
Commandment Number 3:
Housework and work commitments will always be there. I’m only little for such a short time, please take time to explain things to me about this wonderful world, and do so willingly.
Commandment Number 4:
My feelings are tender, please be sensitive to my needs. Don’t nag me all day long.
Commandment Number 5:
I am a special gift, please treasure me. Hold me accountable for my actions, give me guidelines to live by, and discipline me in a loving manner.
Commandment Number 6:
I need your encouragement, not only your praise, to grow. Please go easy on criticism, remember you can criticize the things I do without criticizing me.
Commandment Number 7:
Please give me the freedom to make decisions concerning myself. Permit me to fail, so I can learn from my mistakes.
Commandment Number 8:
Please don’t do things over for me. Somehow that makes me feel that my efforts didn’t quite measure up to your expectations. I know it’s hard, but please don’t compare me with my brother or my sister.
Commandment Number 9:
Please don’t be afraid to leave for a weekend together. Kids need vacations from parents, just as parents need vacations from kids. Besides, it’s a great way to show us that your marriage is special.
Commandment Number 10:
Please take me to Sunday School and Church regularly, setting a good example for me to follow.
So that about sums it up from a child’s viewpoint on how to bring up a child successfully, and I know I for one am guilty of a lot of the above things.