It is wrong to assume that once you’ve had your first child, your life is destined to become a lot more sloppy, with stains and creases, tired eyes and family cars becoming the norm. In fact, parenting is just a new chapter in your life of slick routine, stylish appearance, rockin’ social essence, and intelligent thoughts that you should see as an opportunity for personal progression, not a giving-up of all you held dear. Parenting like a boss involves building your children into your general life ambitions, which helps them create their own. Here are some tips to achieve those ends.
If you feel you’ve got the time, it can really pay to do some reading or research into the sort of practices and level of discipline that’ll help your child progress into adulthood with a grounded mentality with the sky as the limit to their ambitions. There’s so much out there on the parental book market that you’re bound to find something really inspiring, especially when it comes to keeping your autonomy alongside caring for young ones.
A great example of the sort of tips you’ll find in these books is how to combine children’s love of play with your own hobbies and pursuits. Picture the park bench Mom, reading a paperback as her kids play with other children, or the Dad out on a run, pushing a baby in hits push chair ahead of him. This combination is exactly the slick execution of stylish, cool parenting that’ll keep your family happy and engaged!
Take Care of Yourself Too
The maternal and paternal instincts demand of you that your children become the central responsibilities in the lives of their parents, dominating all care and fuss. You can indeed allow yourself to feel guilty for caring for yourself with shopping trips, spa days or evenings out with a bottle of wine and some friends, when there’s little nippers in your life.
Don’t be put off following your own pursuits and investing in a new wardrobe just because there’s the sound of pattering feet in your household. Actually, self-care becomes even more important when you become a Mommy or Daddy – especially in terms of looking good, getting enough sleep, and maintaining a decent exercise and nutritional balance in your life. You needn’t make every sacrifice for your children; take care of yourself and your style too.
Every parent is aware of the hullabaloo of dragging their kids to the store to grab some items you need for the week. You’re not only keeping track of your shopping list, you’re also having to monitor children in sometimes labyrinthine malls in which they can so easily get lost. Instead, take your shopping online and save yourself an incredible amount of time and stress so that you can focus on quality time by yourself or with your children.
Food shops, clothes deliveries and even furniture buying can take place online these days, as well as checking out kids stores online for all the stylish products you’ll need to help your kids flourish, and to help you out around the house, too. Saving yourself the palaver, even of getting everyone strapped in, will mean you’re able to maximize your life’s aims and joys without getting stuck in traffic when you just needed a pint of milk.
Communicate With Other Parents
You’ll be naturally drawn into friendships with the parents of children in your neighborhood and at school or in playgroups. However, it really pays to build strong and supportive friendships with like-minded parents, who can watch over your kids so that you can relax with your significant other, or will offer valuable advice that you’d take hours to unearth on the internet or in a book.
It’s also wonderful for your kids to have their friends’ parents become friends too. Allowing for joint holidays, camping trips, theme park visits or dinners that will socialize your children in a way that builds their skills for the future and maintains their happiness while you are likewise able to breeze through life with as much excitement and social energy as you’d had before you became pregnant.
Think Outside the Box
One of the wonderful things about children is their ability to become fixated upon, engaged in, or joyous about any activity under the sun. In this sense, they can be a real inspiration for picking up new hobbies, learning more about the world, or just being plain silly with your closest and most dear loved ones. Think of all the ways to have fun with your kids, and go and do them!
Take the position as a parent that you should extract energy from your kids, not allow them to tire you out. Their innocence and curiosity is inspirational and may even drag you out of the house on a wholesome excursion when you just feel like a day on the sofa. Create fun games, artistic projects and funny songs; read fantasy tales and role play around the house – all these things take a little creative and spontaneous thinking, but thinking outside the box in this way, when you have your captive and enthusiastic audience, will lead to many happy memories.
Be Supportive, Not Pushy
Pushy parents are world-renowned for producing children who are admittedly excellent in one form or another, but who are also stunted and pressured from an early age. This can eventually manifest in rebellious teenage phases, and the abandonment of the talent pushy parents have been nourishing in their offspring for so long. Therefore, it’s a risky and not entirely useful strategy for raising your young.
Instead, be supportive, and lend a listening ear to your children’s feelings about what they do. Push them to engage in the widest variety of interests, but don’t demand of them excellence or dedication during their formative years when you should be enhancing their critical thinking, plurality of pursuits, and unbounded curiosity, not their ability in tennis.
Parenting is something the most of the world’s population go through, and it famously has its ups and its downs. Nonetheless, parenting like a boss only takes some simple steps and thoughtful solutions and activities to really make your family buzz with love and energy that can only come from the continued investment ou place on your own life, and the lives of your kids.