How to be a great South Asian parent

How to be a great South Asian parent

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”
― Albert Einstein

Take Parenting Classes

You are the parent, so provide the parenting that your children need

Power of a role model;  it is not what we say, but what we do that children see

Carl Jung wrote that “the greatest burden a child must bear is the unlived life of the parents.

“The best thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” ― John Wooden, Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court
Don’t argue in-front of your children

Control your moods

Look after your children’s needs

 

Protect your children from any opportunity to be in such a situation from inside or outside the home

Learn to discipline them through structure, consequences and privelages

 

Parenting classes teach you how to bring order to your family

 

Our Family Rules

• We respect, help & care for each other

• We speak nicely, softly, to never hit each other & solve arguments/ conflicts with elders

• We put away our things in the right place, pick-up, clean after ourselves, put garbage in garbage cans, laundry in the laundry basket

• We respect & listen to our elders

• We choose wisely

• No screaming

• No lying or stealing

• No excuses

• Smile ☺

Last, but not least in addition to protecting (sheltering) them also teach them life skills, give them tools and confidence to deal with people, situations and themselves. Above all, make sure that they know that you love them unconditionally and want the very best for them.

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