Raising your children the easy way.

By: Rachel Harding

Bringing up your children has to be the hardest, most demanding job in the world. It is a wonderful and challenging life experience. But it is so much harder than it looks, as I found out through experience, but with lots of patience and a fair degree of hope, children can grow into very emotionally-secure adults. Bringing children up is obviously one of the more difficult things in life to do,but raising children is one of the most rewarding and challenging undertakings anyone can take on. As a parent myself I can honestly say that parenting is certainly in no way easy. I believe that parents are best placed to decide what is right for their children and family, based on their own values, circumstances and lifestyle.

Parents need to build a bond between themselves and their children. They are the single most important influence in their children's lives, and need to recognize and deal with their children's most challenging traits in a positive manner. On average parents and care givers are spending between 20 and 30 percent of their salaries on raising their children. Both parents are working nowadays, while 40 years ago, mother's were usually home. Lone parent often find they need to work multiple jobs, which in turn means the children have to be taken care of by other people. Which means that they are absent from the home which in turn leaves children exposed to increasingly more stress-filled situations which compromise their capacity to develop a resilient mindset and the skills necessary to function effectively in every day life.

Demanding jobs and escalating debt are resulting in high levels of stress and enormous pressure on family life. But there's little question that emotionally, children are growing up faster and that they are more integrated into adult spaces and activities and wield far more power in family decision making.

Being a teenager can be a challenging time for children because they are trying to figure out who they are and their role in the family. Poor family values and poor communication skills with children is what leads children to rebel.

Raising successful children requires a lot of patience, practice, and some luck. Raising children successfully providing them with care, protecting them form danger often becomes the most important goal for both couples and single parents. Raising any child, boy or girl is a huge undertaking. Times change and the issues we face change, but the fact that raising kids is hard doesn't.

Yes children are incredible, but can be very difficult, the good things in life are always more difficult. Children tend to treat others the way their parents treat them. They will usually grow up to respect their parents and to be able to handle conflicts and problems in a reasonable manner. We do find however that children and adolescents whose parents are uninvolved perform most poorly in all domains.

You will find that gaining experience in parenting means sacrificing your personal time. When reading a parenting book, we usually adopt a viewpoint that the author of these books has written the book while taking a look at their personal experiences as a parent and thus offering suitable parenting advice to handle the different and difficult situations involved in parenting. There are many parenting books around you which are usually written by people having individual experiences worth sharing while parenting. Parenting is likely the single greatest personal challenge possible. It is the oldest and most important job in the world and there are no schools to prepare you for it. If you need some parenting advice, you have to remember that all children and parents are different and need different sources of parenting advice to succeed in parenting. The greatest piece of advice I can offer you is to constantly let your children know you love them.

If raising children is so hard, why do people still want to have kids? It is time to face it, bringing up a child is the responsibility of the parent. Bringing up our little treasures is by far one of the most difficult yet pleasurable tasks that there is in life. Enjoy your children while they are still on your side, it doesn‘t last long as I am already finding out from my seven year old. Like every parent out there I have found that raising children is both challenging and unpredictable. Parenting is tough but well worth it.

Raising your children is something that usually comes naturally to people but it tends to be a full-time job even when there's both a Mom and a Dad around. It is probably one of the hardest jobs you will ever do and it gets harder as our children get older. Parenting your teenager can definitely keep you on your toes. You need to be adaptable to the many changes each child goes through as they begin to develop and mature.

Kids need help, ideas, support, input and attention. They seem to have boundless energy while the rest of us just want to nap on the couch. They thrive on old fashioned parental attention things like talking to them, playing catch, reading stories, and taking their friends along to fun places.

And just remember parenting is too individual and children too complex for there to be only one way to do it.

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