There are various skills for coping with parenting stress, which have been passed on from one generation of parents to another, to handle the entry of a child in a young couples’ life. Parenting involves not only having a baby and taking care of its needs throughout its growing years but also a change in the lifestyle and pattern of the new parents.
When the children are young parents are faced with a variety of new experiences like that of feeding the baby at night, the baby keeping everyone awake at night or just the simple and daily needs of the baby. All these needs and demands put a lot of pressure on the parents. Later as the children get older the pressures of raising well educated, confident, well disciplined and sensitive children is on the parents.
At each stage of development the level of stress on parents is different. In order to meet the challenges of parenting it is important for parents to be clear, patient and calm while dealing with their children. Along with this while dealing with their children they must take into consideration the child’s age and his or her level of development.
While trying to instill the attributes of discipline, good moral behavior, self confidence and a sense of responsibility, parents must realize that the children will learn the most if their role models that is their parents exhibit the same quality and teach them by actions rather than words. Establishing a good bond with the children and communicating with them helps the parents to gain the trust and confidence of their children.
Establishing clear rules and forms of conduct, patience, planning, a little bit of creativity while dealing with problems and a lot of commonsense are some of the well tried skills for coping with parenting stress.