Anyone who is born between 1981 to 1996 are known as millennial. There is a huge difference between parents of the millennials to the kind of parents millennials will be. There is a whole generation gap in between and change in the society and upbringing of people. If you are a millennial parent then this article is right for you.
5 do’s to become a responsible millennial parent
1. Millennial parents are busier in their lives but this doesn’t mean they do not give time to their family. Spending time with your children is very important.
2. Make your children more aware about the society instead controlling them and forbidding them from doing something. Help them wake wise choices and differentiate between what is right and what is wrong.
3. Nowadays people are being more open to their reality. Modern family structures like single parents and LGBTQ parents exists and children should be taught how to respect every individual in the society.
4. The number of open spaces and playgrounds is decreasing day by day. It is important for a parent to make sure their child is not hung up on social media all the time and they go out and have fun. They should participate in outdoor activities and their hobbies should be taken into consideration.
5. Apart from appreciating your children when they do something good, let them embrace failure as well. It is important for a child to understand that failure too is a part of life.
5 don’ts to become a responsible millennial parent
1. Don’t ask too many questions from your children. It is important for them to have their privacy as well.
2. Don’t force your children to do something. Guide them through things and explain them what should be done and what shouldn’t be done. Help them and let them grow and become a unique individual.
3. Don’t compare your child’s potential to somebody else’s. Remember everyone is different and everyone has their own set of strengths and weaknesses. It is important to make your child be happy in what they do. Even if they fail in something, tell them to keep trying and work towards success.
4. Don’t use fear to punish them. It is important to give your child the space they need, as well as it is important for them to feel free with you. Give them that space instead of fearing them away.
5. Don’t hide the reality. Yes, at times it is difficult for a child to process the reality but that does not mean you will give them false hopes.
Parenting is a beautiful phase of one’s life and it is important to embrace and enjoy it fully. Millennials seem to be very confident about their parenting skills and no wonder they are already doing a great job at this.