Parenting Goals You Can Achieve in 2022

Parenting Goals 2022

I can assure you as a parent that if you decide to implement these six adjustments right away, you will see positive results.

Reconsider how you spend time with your children.

Think about the time you spend with the kids every day. How frequently do you multitask when preparing meals, laundry, or any of the billion other activities on your list?

Despite being physical WITH our children, we are not always fully present mentally, physically, or emotionally. (I include myself.)

We pay the price as a result of that. Children will fill their attention baskets in one way or another during the day if they don’t spend some “completely present and engaged” time with us: whining, clinging, interrupting, or arguing with siblings. Do any of those rings a bell?

All of these actions draw attention to themselves. When a child doesn’t receive good concentration, it may seem absurd to assume that they would seek out negative attention. But in reality, all children want is for their baskets to be complete.

By making a minor adjustment to the time you already spend with your children, you can, however, change these behaviors.

Every day, intentionally spend 10 minutes with each of your children. Because of its remarkable impact on your child’s mental, physical, and spiritual health, Positive Parenting Solutions refers to this period as “Mind, Body, and Soul Time.”

Kid-centered means that your youngster is in charge of the 10 minutes and makes all the decisions. Tea time? Lego construction Donning a costume, dad? A tickling match? With your teen, are you listening to their preferred music? You agree to everything the child requests. (So long as the task can be reasonably completed in 10 to 15 minutes.) Giving your child the reins at this period will help them fill their power buckets in unique ways.

Put down your phone, don’t respond to that email, and pause the show you’re watching if you want to be intentional. For these ten minutes, your child is the focus of your universe. Therefore you must give her your complete attention.

Lastly, start with Mind, Body, and Soul Time (you may call it whatever you want), and when it’s over, remark, “I sure loved our particular time today! I’m eager to repeat it tomorrow! Your youngster will gain from knowing that you value your time and will gain recognition for time well spent in his eyes.

Make sure your child sleeps

Sleep is important. To be their best, kids need regular bedtimes and plenty of rest. These fundamental components of a healthy, tranquil lifestyle are often the first things we abandon during the holidays — and the hardest to regain.

How do we adjust our late bedtimes?

Bedtimes should be early and regular during the week, with no more than a 15-minute variance on weekends. If you let youngsters stay up late once, they’ll assume it’s always possible.

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Change habits

After resetting bedtimes, rearrange your nightly routine so the not-so-fun activities (brushing teeth, choosing an outfit) come first (reading with Mom or Dad until lights out at 8:30).

When-Then Routines can transform difficult moments of the day. Your youngster can enjoy 30 minutes of technology time AFTER mastering French verbs. Your daughter can eat breakfast AFTER she’s dressed, packed her backpack, and made her bed.

Make sure the last thing in the routine–media time or playing with friends–can only happen after the gross stuff.

Start by changing one routine. After bedtimes, tackle mornings. Soon, your kids will take control of their schedules with little pushback and no nagging from you.

Act in the Way You Want to Be Seen

We do several things that contribute to our children’s bad behavior, even if most parents are unaware of it or don’t like to admit it.

Do as I say, not as I do, is a phrase that parents frequently utter.

Was “Hey, that’s not fair!” your subsequent thought?

It’s not just you.

Kids have a black-and-white perspective on the world, so if we don’t act following what we say, they’ll push back, and you’ll find yourself in a significant power battle!

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Do you constantly nag your children for dropping toys on the floor while your kitchen desk is piled high with unread mail and papers?

Do you scream at your kids to correct them for fighting with one another?

When you ask your children to remove their snacks from the living room, are you snacking on chips on the couch?

Whether we like it or not, children pay much more attention to our actions than words.

Every child should work (or Two)

Do you remember how reluctant your children were to help around the house last year? That does not mean your children should be excused from doing housework this year.

Even if they only fold towels and empty trash cans, children of all ages thrive when they feel wanted and productive. Furthermore, by breaking up the task, you will feel less stressed and will be able to spend more time with your family.

According to studies, the earlier you enlist your child’s assistance, the less pushback you will face.

To begin, assign a task to each child.

Then, and this is a critical step, thoroughly train each child in any new skills. (Be aware that they may prefer to sweep the floors rather than dust the baseboards or scrub the bathtub in their bathing suit.)

When they can complete the activity independently, formalize and require it by incorporating it into a When-Then Routine or establishing an acceptable advance penalty if the task is not met.

By establishing clear expectations and being consistent with them, your children will understand that you will not let them avoid their new responsibilities and will force them to complete them without complaint.

Make weekly family meetings a priority.

To ensure that everyone is where they need to be at the appropriate moment, everyone—even those of us dealing with the same old routines—would likely enjoy a little help.

This is when a family gathering is helpful.

Set aside sometime every week at a regular time, like Sunday evenings, to gather as a family and establish communication. Not only should you work on arranging logistics now, but you should also resolve any outstanding family matters. You can talk about all of these concerns more calmly and safely at family meetings, whether the dog continues getting into the trash or your kids struggle to keep their common space tidy.

Assign rotating roles to each family member (Meeting Leader, Note Taker, Snack Server, etc.) and make it enjoyable to get everyone’s support. Your family will get closer, and your children will begin to assume more responsibility.

There has never been a better opportunity to adjust how you usually handle parental responsibilities than now.