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March 2011

Child Rearing from Texas Experts

by Staff, on parenting, parents, rearing, teenagers, teens, texas

Child rearing is bringing up and training of children by their parents (or parent substitutes) since the day they were born until their adulthood. Main things about child rearing are positive relationship and interaction between adults and their children, and not just responsibility of fulfilling physical needs: providing food and shelter.

Every experienced parent from Texas will tell you that child rearing is the most significant and important thing you will ever do in your life, but also the hardest. As a parent, you are directly responsible for every behavior and action of your child, and you are the person that will guide through the childhood, until he or she grows up.

That is why parents have the responsibility first to learn about child rearing and prepare for parenthood, before they take the roll of a parent. Child rearing stiles differ from family to family, and they depend on many factors.

Social class has a great influence on child rearing in Texas, along with the effect of income. Wealthy parents from middle or higher classes can offer more to their kids, help them get to better schools or private teachers, which will help them get better jobs later. Working class parents have less time to spend with their children and their kids will start working younger.

Sometimes parents may disagree about right ways of raising their child. Parents should never argue in front of a child and they must show the child that they are both in charge. There are examples where a child respects the authority of only one parent. Parents should work together on plan for child rearing, which both of them will respect.

Parents are responsible for creating a consistent discipline strategy. With this strategy, parents should teach children self-control and ability to make the most appropriate choices. Children should be rewarded for good behavior, but bad one has to have consequences, like the loss of privileges.

Parents should also build child’s self-confidence by praising children for their accomplishments and encouraging them to learn new tasks. This will help children in a school and among friends, and they will be willing to approach new challenges. No doubt that this will be helpful later when they reach adulthood,

There is no such thing like conditional love for parents. Even when you get angry with your child, he must never think that you don’t love him any more. Punish him like he deserved, but never take your love away. Staff