Parenting can be overwhelming and tedious at the same time. If you are wondering how to be an effective parent, then you have landed on the right page my friend.

As such, there is no secret ingredient or formula for being an effective parent and it does not happen overnight. You need to be caring, loving, strict and committed to your parenthood at the same time.

There are certain tips which remain constant around the globe and the top five are mentioned below:

1. It is time to play

Playtime is essential for your kiddiewinks as they are growing. As quoted by Diane Ackerman, “ Play is our favorite way of learning”. Kids while playing get to learn and that too without even realizing. You should be well-aware of the latest toys available in the market and provide your kiddiewinks with them accordingly. Keep your kids updated with the learning toys. Moreover, at the same time, it is important to set some basic rules for your kids to follow. Provide your kids with educational toys and puzzles which will help them learn while playing. These learning toys help kids enhance their gross and fine motor skills.

2. Setting some rules

Kids are very fond of cartoons, animated movies, and superheroes. For hours, they can sit in front of the telly and watch cartoons without ever getting tired. So make sure to set some house rules for your little ones to watch Television. The best you can do is by setting a fixed time for weekdays and on weekend you can be little lenient and give them an extra hour to watch television. Your little ones need to study and play outdoors as well. It is always good to tell your kids what you expect of them.

3. Say no to comparison

Comparing hampers the psychological well-being of your child. Due to comparison, little ones develop inferiority complex which in turn affects their performance. So, rather than comparing just ask them to compare themselves with the one they were yesterday. This will help them in becoming a better person and will encourage them to do better in every aspect of their life.

4. Adaptable parenting style

Every kid behaves in a different manner which means handling them will also vary. Don’t be rigid with your kiddiewinks when it comes to parenting. The more adamant you are the less your kids will listen to you. So be a flexible parent and handle your kiddiewinks according to their mood.

5. Be an example

Being a good mom and dad is a full-day job and little ones constantly keep a check of that by asking for one thing after the other. They minutely notice their parents’ behavior. So, try to portray the best you can in front of your kids. Behave in a manner you would want your kids to behave in, for instance: treat others with respect, be humble and polite in your conduct, don’t scream and so on.

There are no hard and fast rules of parenting, but definitely, the above tips can help you in your big task of being the best mom and dad in the world.

If you have any more tips, fell free to share!

Author's Bio: 

A Content writer by profession and day dreamer by birth, Vaaridhi is a creative, optimistic and God loving soul. From maintaining a dear diary to writing professional tech articles, this girl has come a long way. And she is not planning to stop any sooner! She is currently writing for the Indian based online store, ToyCart. If you are looking for some tips while purchasing toys online, then you can refer to her comprehensive articles.