Being a kid isn’t always as easy as it looks.
As parents, you surely want the best for your children. You focus tremendous amounts of energy listening to parenting advice and trying to provide an ideal nurturing environment for them. That’s why it’s so frustrating when you see your child struggling and you don’t know how — or if — you can help.
Whether your kids share with you freely or not, maybe they can’t articulate what they really need, because they don’t fully understand it themselves.
But if you could get into your child’s head, here are five the things they would want you to know:
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1. They Need A Calm Home
As much as you invest in your child rearing, remember that the best gift you can give your kids is a stable home. Even if you’re the best parent in the world, if you can’t get along with your spouse, you’re jeopardizing your efforts.
The world is a scary place. A home serves as a refuge of love and support. If your home is chaotic, your children won’t feel safe. Your children count on you to provide calm, safety and security for them.
An unstable home can cause low self-esteem, anxiety, acting out and a host of others symptoms that your kids behavior may already reflect. Even if you fight with your spouse behind closed doors, your kids will, no doubt, experience anxiety. They can detect marriage problems. They’ll know if you and your spouse aren’t connected, even if you try to hide it. Make your marriage a priority — if not for yourselves, for your kids.