It is said that only happy parents can generate a happy generation. Giving good sanskaras (subconscious impressions) on children’s minds, there should be good communication between the parents and children. In order to teach your child to live a stress-free life, the parents themselves need to be free from stress. If you are a first-time parent/set of parents, It is not unusual to see fatigue, fear, and self-doubt co-exist with pride, unsurpassed love, and hope. Parenthood is the great equalizer; all new parents, regardless of circumstance, share a remarkably similar journey. The journey is not easy, or difficult. There are just a few small steps to be followed before you begin that journey successfully.
1. Join a new parent’s group – This is one of the many things that we have adopted from western countries. all first-time parents experience the same basic joys and concerns. Here, you will make new friends and find non-judgmental support. It will help you to get rid of your worries and enjoy the process of parenthood.
2. Believe in yourself – Keep one thing in mind the baby is yours and you can take very good care of them. Sort through the mountains of advice you will receive from friends, relatives, strangers, doctors, magazines, and parenting blogs. Try out new ideas that sound good to you. Forget the rest.
3. Ask questions - No matter how much you know about children and about your pre-baby selves, you still must learn how to be parents. Be open to surprises, and do not at all be afraid to ask questions. you may find yourself changing some of your preconceived notions about parenthood!
4. Review and revise your expectations of yourself. Remember that you have a new baby depending on you for every need. Let go of any guilt caused by unfinished chores. It is important to take time for yourself and spend time with your family.
5.Enjoy your baby. While a night spent with a colicky infant can seem endless, the childhood years pass very quickly. Every time your child achieves another exciting milestone, it means he/she has taken one more tentative yet eager step away from babyhood and you have taken one more step toward becoming a confident, experienced parent. Relax. Breathe. Enjoy. As your child grows, you will need to tighten your belts as well. A real parent is one who helps his children to eradicate their personality defects and imbibe good qualities. However, today’s parents feel that buying costly clothes and eatables and paying high fees for coaching classes are their only duties. They fail to understand that these things make the children desirous of only worldly pleasures. These pleasures nurture defects in them. So, parents must introspect about whether they are giving true education to their children. It is the duty of parents to help their children to imbibe good qualities and thus, lead a happy life.