Modern parents are all about following the current parenting trends to make sure their child grows up in the best environment. Here are some modern parenting trends you should be familiar with:
Trend #1: Closeness not dependence
Parents today want to have a close relationship with their children but do not want their kids to be dependent on them forever for everything. It has been seen in current trends that because of the digital technology’s inflow to all the children’s lives, kids do not want to step into adulthood and would gladly put it off as long as they can. So you can learn to be close to your kids without keeping them dependent.
Trend #2: Don’t smother, don’t neglect
Modern parents neither want to coddle their kids too much nor neglect them completely. They want to find the right balance in between. By involving themselves too much into the lives of their children to protect them from harm, parents often coddle them or by getting busy with their own life, they end up neglecting their kids. Finding a right balance between the two lies in the understanding that children are resilient if you make them so. Your work as a parent is to teach them things and allow them to practice it in their lives.
Trend #3: Motivate them internally
Parents do want their kids to grow up as interesting adults and for that they wish their child is internally motivated to do worthwhile tasks. This is the biggest struggle of today’s parents that their kids do not feel motivated enough to do things and are spending all their free time on either social media or video games. It is the job of a parent to instil in them a sense of purpose. Identify what are the talents in your child and motivate them to use those talents to build a stronger personality.
Trend #4: Creating healthy family environments
Parents are trying more and more today to give their children healthy and open family atmosphere where they can talk about their passion, have enough space to grow and are not impacted badly by it in any way. They want to create the kind of environment for their kids that is unique to their individuality. They do not just want to follow what their friends are doing or what their parents have done. Parents are trying more and more to act in situations rather than reacting. It works well because it gives parents more control and happier with their parenting while the child also gets to live in a healthy atmosphere that suits to his every needs. Every family gets to prioritize their particular needs.