19 Nov Bad Parenting
It’s a question that runs through every parent’s head, probably at least once a day: Am I a bad parent? The sad truth is that while some parents may need to improve their parenting styles, those who are truly “bad parents” probably never stop to think about it at all.
One of the hardest tasks to achieve is to have a good and consistent parenting style. There are instances of bad parenting that can have lasting consequences on children.
So what is Bad Parenting?
Bad parenting is a series of actions that can seriously harm the child’s demeanour and psychology. Bad parenting isn’t restricted to a single act; it is a collection of these acts that are usually what contributes to a harmful effect on the child. Most poor parenting may not be intentional, but this does not reduce it’s negative impact on the child.
5 Signs Of Bad Parenting
1. Comparing Your Child
You constantly tell your child that he/she should be like other children and emulate their positive traits. This is a sign of bad parenting.
2. All Advice, No Encouragement
You dispense advice about everything, from brushing teeth to picking the right clothes rather than encouraging your child with support.
3. Reprimanding the Child Excessively
If your child does something wrong and you reprimand or scold him excessively for the mistake, it can have a negative influence on your child.
4. Disciplining the Child in Front of Everyone
You might lose your patience and scold, yell, or even hit your child in front of others. This will have a serious impact on your child’s confidence, and the feeling of shame arising from this method of discipline will be hard to shake off.
5. Being Overprotective
You protect your child from every imaginable danger out there. This will make your child fearful and afraid of taking any type of risk, from making new friends to trying new activities.
Bad parenting is not just harmful to your child at the moment, but will definitely have a lasting negative impact on your child for years to come, which could stay on, even as an adult. Remember that parenting is not just about imparting wisdom to your child, but about allowing them to grow and find their own lifestyles.