11 Signs of Bad Parenting That Most Parents Fall Into Without Even Realizing It
Parenting mistakes are usually not talked of and discussed adequately in some cultures as its deeply entrenched that parents cannot be wrong! And whatever they do or say no matter how toxic, it may be, it is always by default for the child’s ultimate good. But unfortunately, parents can be wrong. Bad parenting is not only damaging to the child but also dangerous as they cause depression, anxiety and even Cancer! Parents may think its love but it is not actually. Here are some bad parenting traps we fall into without even realizing it.
1Helicopter parents can make children friendless
Parents who are always telling their kids how to behave and manage their affairs in schools, college are actually making them a misfit. They make their children unfit to socialize and adapt in the world on their own which severely damages their confidence and ego sometimes permanently, making them a recluse. If you don’t want that for your child, then let them deal with their daily struggles, emotional upheavals and even heartbreaks by themselves. Be there for guidance and
2Spanking to discipline a child can lead to respiratory problems
In this day and age, there are an unbelievable number of parents who believe in physical punishment like canning or spanking. This feudal way of controlling kids has been banned in many countries and schools and it has mighty good reasons for it too. Scientists have actually proven that physical punishment leads to negative psychological effects on the child, sometimes scarring them forever. The abusive behavior makes them into a recluse or a bully. It can turn them towards drugs and alcohol and criminal disposition. This is just the behavioral harm but the list of actual psychological and physical harm is even scarier such as higher risk of cancer, cardiac problems, asthma and panic fits etc. instead a firm mature one to one talk between child and parents is more effective.
3Comparing is the key to low self-worth
From time unknown some parents have the habit of comparing their own kids with other kids in a negative way hoping it would motivate and help but this is wrong. As such a parent what you actually achieve is low self-esteem, lack of confidence and an insecure kid who has unfortunately lost all his trust in you…Congrats! So be ready for a recluse kid who will never share their problems with you and be distant as they grow older. To remedy this, initiate healthy communication and stop the negative comparison of your kid to others.
4Inconsistent parenting leads to a vulnerable child
What really ticks off a child’s confidence is