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Three Ways to Ensure Your Child’s Safety Without Being Needlessly Strict

Spy Fone at       Sep 2 2020 7:41PM

Three Ways to Ensure Your Child’s Safety Without Being Needlessly Strict

One of the priorities of parents is to keep their children safe and sound. As children are naturally curious and impulsive, a lot of parents tend to believe that keeping their impulses in check through strictness is the best formula to ensure safety. However, being needlessly strict can often have serious repercussions, particularly for children’s self-esteem and confidence levels.
The good thing is that you don’t always have to be a strict parent to ensure your children’s safety. The following five ways will show you how.
Talk, talk, and talk
Talking is the most effective tool for parents who don’t want to be excessively strict with their children. By talking about risks and safety precautions over and over again, you can keep reminding your children about staying within limits and moderation. Also, let your children express their ideas.
The trick is to slowly but surely facilitate the internalization of safety-first behavioral patterns. While strictness can offer a temporary solution, it is only through internalization that children can lead safe and healthy lives.
Be a good role model
Children look up to their parents and there are no two ways about it. Every child is like a sponge that is ready to absorb everything that is put on display by the parents, which makes it vital for parents to be good role models. Keep setting the right examples for your children, and they will, in time, start emulating you.
For example, when walking with your children in public, always wait for the signal that allows pedestrians to cross. Once the signal is given, cross the road. Do this repeatedly, and your child will be able to internalize it without a hiccup.
Don’t make punishments regular
You think that you have done everything in your power to teach your children the importance of staying safe, but despite that, one fine day, they come home injured. You ask them what happened, and they tell you that they’ve broken the very same set of safety rules that you taught them. In such a situation, do you excuse your children or do you punish them for flouting the rules?
As parents, you must accept the fact that children can be reckless and act on impulse. Such an acceptance can make you more compassionate and forgiving towards your children. Through compassion and forgiveness, you can reassure your children that even though they’ve made a mistake, they can make better decisions in the future.
While certain situations will require you to be strict with children, if it’s safety that you are trying to promote and ensure, kindness and compassion tend to work better.

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