Aug 12, 2010
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New-fangled Nurturing Tips for Raising a Single Child – Part I



Every weekend night, 9-year-old Maggie has a get-together with four other kids for some dining, movie and usual kiddie chaos. The intention is not simply restricted for fun-only. At the ‘Weekend Night Club’ developed by parents, single kids like Maggie are required to learn to wait for their turn to ride a desirable scooty, discuss who would get super-prowess in pretend games and coming to terms with squabbling being an innate part of existence.

Developing such a form of close association is among the several approaches which parents of single kids are adopting in their endeavour at raising content, social children. Other parents are intentionally making it a point to spend lesser time with their kids for mimicking the scenarios common to families having multiple children. Several parents have even started to police their gift-showering grand-parents to tackle the primeval typecast that a single kid is a spoiled brat.

There has been a notable rise in interest in novel means of parenting single kids partially due to a larger populace of parents having them and the concern being incited by the ambush of counselling from area messaging boards, net support assemblages and the mom blogger community.

Increase in the numbers of single kids is being incited by people marrying later on in their lives and having kids later. Monetary concern additionally dons a vital part in this picture. With expenses of diapering, kiddie care and university degree continuing their sky-rocketing stride, several parents have come to the decision that it is plainly quite costly to have another child.

Each form of infancy undoubtedly has its share of challenges and several specialists in the field of psychology working exclusively with single kids and their parents state that bringing up a single child sans a bro/sis does not impair a child any greater as compared to other kin make-up.

Yet, what parenting style you adopt could have an effect on whether one ends up with a content, secure child or a nervy irremediable one.

So, for parents that decidedly or circumstantially have a single kid – what is the ideal approach to raising an only kid and which booby traps to steer clear from?

Firstly one needs to ponder over what one’s single kid happens to miss out on. Single kids miss out on the chance to engage in pushing and shoving that is common in bro-sis associations, where a kid innately learns that give-and-take and resource-sharing are an unavoidable part of life.

New-fangled Nurturing Tips for Raising a Single Child – Part II

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