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Parenting through Positivity

Updated: Jan 20

Positive parenting approaches

We all have parenting dreams of well-adjusted, talented children. We want to see our kids have good friends, do well at school and be involved in other activities. However as we pursue these good things it is easy for even the most loving parent to have a critical and negative parenting style.

Parenting through Negativity Hurts your Kids

The problem with parenting through negativity is that it hurts our kids and causes them to go into their shell. This kind of parenting can lead to your kids not feeling adequate and incapable of doing the right thing. Kids have enough pressure and competition in their lives without feeling a lot more from you. Remember the sky is the limit for your kids and they live in a world telling them they can’t do it. So as their parent you can be the voice that tells them that they can do it. That if they work hard enough they can accomplish the task before them whatever it is. I know I have had days where I have looked back and been ashamed at how negative I was with my kids.

Parenting through Positivity Builds up your Kids

Parenting with a positive spirit builds a confidence in your kids. It helps them know the right things to do and helps them focus on what they do right not on what they do wrong. As your parenting becomes more positive you are also going to see your kids draw closer to you. They will be excited to be around you because your parenting makes them feel good. They will know you believe in them and they will also want to do better. The other great thing from positive parenting is that your kids will listen more when you give them negative feedback. This is because they will learn that when you area negative it must be really important because you don’t often interact with them that way.

Evidence also points that individuals raise to the expectations on them. If we as parents place