PARENTING

What is "parenting"?

Parenting is nothing less than a superhero job that demands a lot of time, patience, and selfless love. Parents should help their children develop life skills and healthy behaviors and not just supposed to look out for their children. Sometimes it can be overwhelming for the parents and they might be unable to overcome child-related challenges and difficulties, which in turn takes a toll on their mental health.Online Counselling for Parenting can help parents nurture their kids in an effective manner and improve their child's cognitive and emotional skills and change maladaptive behaviours if there are any. Get parenting guidance through parenting counselling from the most qualified online psychologists and best counsellors online. To learn parenting techniques for improved child rearing, connect with TalktoAngel's best therapist in India through video, audio or chat.

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Types of parenting

Authoritarian
Permissive
Uninvolved
Authoritative

Signs & Symptoms

Irritability

Irritability

Lethargy

Lethargy

Mental Fatigue

Mental Fatigue

Overthinking

Overthinking

Poor Appetite

Poor Appetite

Poor Sleep

Poor Sleep

Myths & Facts

Fact : Yes, you have chosen to have a child and are responsible for their wellbeing, but if you sacrifice your mental health for them, you are preventing them from developing because you cannot pour from an empty cup. Marriages can suffer significantly when desperation, rage, and jealousy are at the forefront. Nevertheless, research indicates that happy marriages produce happy offspring.
Fact : Depending on your awareness, both myth and reality. You might question if you'll be the same way, regardless of whether your parents were loving and encouraging or employed fear-based parenting. That is entirely normal. Your parenting style will ultimately depend on your emotional capacities for self-awareness, resilience, and empathy. Breaking negative child-rearing habits requires deliberate effort, but if you accept any difficulties you may have encountered as a child and concentrate on the aspects of your childhood that you would want to replicate, you will be able to parent your children consciously and succeed as a parent.
Fact : Most individuals, according to studies, think that tough parenting fosters etiquette and good behaviour in children. Research on discipline, however, consistently points in a different direction. Children raised in strict or authoritarian environments tend to have poorer self-esteem and confidence. To ensure your child's safety, it is wise to set boundaries. However, handling it delicately through open dialogue and back-and-forth exchanges will demonstrate that you value their opinions and go a long way toward fostering trust and a positive parent-child relationship.
Fact : It's normal for parents to feel frustrated and angry, but what's more important is knowing when to take a break and remain calm even when you're angry
Fact : Parental education is beneficial to everyone


Issues and challenges

PARENTING

FACED BY- THE PERSON-

Workplace Conflicts
Guilt
Poor Health
Substance Abuse
Depression
Social Withdrawal
Work-Life Balance
Marital Conflicts



FACED BY THE FAMILY-

Stress
Abuse
Caregiver Burnout
Financial Burden
Anger
Shame

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Treatment of parenting

MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES AND THERAPIES FOR PARENTING ISSUES
Some management techniques and therapies for Parenting Issues are-

1. Online Parenting Counselling
    a. Parenting Education
    b. Family Therapy
    c. Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
    d. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
2. Community & Support Groups

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Frequently Asked Questions

• Allow children to be self-sufficient by guiding and supporting them rather than forcing them. Good parents understand how important it is for children to be self-sufficient. Getting kids to a point where they can handle matters on their own, whether it's homework, chores, or making friends, is the best thing we can do as parents. • Never be cruel, spiteful, or unkind to your children, and always show them that you love them. We can all get so busy that we forget to show our children how much we care about them. Small gestures, such as writing a note for their lunchbox or sharing personal information with them, will help you strengthen your bond and show your child how much you care every day. • Accept Responsibility for Your Mistakes Good parents recognize that all parents make mistakes from time to time, and they learn from them when teaching their children to accept responsibility for their actions. • Effective Discipline Discipline (rather than punishment) is not only one of the most important lessons you can teach your children, but it's also a way to ensure that she grows up to be a happier person. •Establish a Bond with Your Child Every day, remember to laugh together, spend time together, and connect positively. Good parents spend time doing something fun and communicating with their children, whether it's sitting down to play a fun board game, going for a bike ride, cooking, watching a movie, or simply reading a good book together (or reading various books side-by-side if your child is older). • Communicate and listen Parents frequently spend more time talking to their children than talking with them. Practice paying attention to your children and really listening to them (away from a computer or phone screen). You'll be surprised at how much more connected you feel to your toddler, and you'll probably learn a lot about what they're thinking and feeling.
"You can get a lot of assistance in creating nurturing, and positive parenting techniques from therapists who specialize in parenting. Therapists are professionally skilled in addressing these issues. They can help you in acquiring skills to get through emotional exploration, cognitive restructuring, and problem-solving other various techniques. The client can work along with the therapist to set short-term and long-term goals to be a supportive parent. The best online counselling platform, TalktoAngel, provides the best online therapy with the help of the best online parent counsellors who have extensive training and experience. Parenting is one of our areas of expertise. We have experts and specialists who have successfully worked previously on cases of parenting issues. Online mental health services have been shown to be just as beneficial as conventional ones. Additionally, we take priority in meeting your needs at TalktoAngel. You can contact us for guidance with flexible appointment times as well as with specialized and customized intervention programmes."
With a youngster that misbehaves in public, running errands like going grocery shopping can be challenging and embarrassing. Take initiative. Do they consistently demonstrate the knowledge, skills, judgment, and self-control necessary for market behaviour? If the response is "no," you are aware that the circumstance is doomed to failure from the outset. Do not bring your kid along. Despite the inconvenience, this will ultimately simplify life. Have a strategy in place if you want to offer your child another chance. Take her shopping when it isn't an emergency. Make use of it as a test run. Tell your child what is expected of them before entering the room, and be very explicit about your expectations. Give her the option to alter her behaviour if she misbehaves, or she will face consequences. Leave the store as soon as possible if the behaviour persists. Keep your cool, refrain from correcting, but be ready to act afterward. Your child will quickly understand that you mean business because actions speak louder than words.
Most kids will occasionally tell lies to fit in or out of fear of what would happen if they confess the truth. Some kids lie a lot. Do not try to determine when your child is telling the truth as a parent of a child who frequently lies. Do you know whose problem it is? This is your child's problem, and she needs to learn to behave differently. Educate your child on the consequences of lying often, including the fact that she won't be believed. Lecturing or punishing will do little to curb chronic lying. It would be much more beneficial to reduce the rewards that your youngster receives from lying. You can take charge of the matter if you tell her that you don't agree with her without being hostile or angry. Given that telling lies can be a difficult behavior to overcome, if your child tries to be honest but tumbles, start giving them a pause with the "Whoops Rule," which provides the kid a chance to respond with, "Whoops," and rectify the false narrative they have built about anything.
Food and eating-related disputes are pretty typical. Make sure your child does not have a medical issue or an eating disorder before you address the behaviour. Leave the situation alone if your youngster is healthy in other respects. Control conflicts played a large role in many eating disorders. Power struggles over food with your child are impossible to win. The more you scream, beg, threaten, or offer bribes, the more power your child has. Instead, show your child that you will not become emotional at the dinner table. Ask yourself once more, "Whose problem is it anyway? The more you worry about eating, the less your child will actively try to change his behaviour
Personality Factors – Many parents mentioned difficulties relating to one or more of their children's internal characteristics. They discussed traits such as being too easily affected, defiant, hypersensitive, or disorganized. These were problems that the parent believed could not be changed, and they found it most difficult to come up with a particular coping strategy for them. Maturity – Several parents stated that dealing with their children's maturation would be one of their biggest challenges. This was mostly discussed in the context of older children (14+) and included topics such as driving, dating, starting a new school, having less parental supervision, and so on. Co-parenting – Our single moms with joint custody faced a major challenge in overcoming their ex-husbands' negative influence on their children. In both cases, they felt as if their priorities were not shared and were being undermined by the other parent's laissez-faire attitude. Marriage Expectations – For our childless couples, adapting to new roles within the marriage was a significant challenge; however, this problem also affected at least one of our families with children. Health – Health and wellness were not a significant concern in most of our households; however, one of the children in our study had an incurable illness that lowered her life expectancy to 35 years. This was a big challenge for her parents and one that they expected to become more difficult as their daughter grew into womanhood.


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