Before a positive change can occur in children’s lives, parents have got to go an extra mile to ensure the right things are put in place in their lives. However, children need to be cared for and shown the sense of limitless possibilities in order to provide a favorable result in their lives.
Indeed, children always imitate whatever behaviors they see being practiced in their parent’s life and such actions impact their lives either positively or negatively. For instance, parents who live their lives on addiction with drugs, who battles with a major disease of alcoholism will leave no good impact on their children except great damages and losses they have brought to the children’s thinking faculty.
At the same time, we have some parents who are sober and have set a limitation for themselves towards their behaviors in bringing about good things and setting a normalized societal standard for their children, and these parents can positively influence their children by being open about their struggles with their children. By allowing their kids to see what addiction truly means and what recovery is in their life either negative or positive and showing them that indeed there is a lovely life beyond drugs and alcoholic.
By manner of usage, it might be complicated to stay clean with respect to drugs in a world where drugs are mostly taken over the youths, but that is where the self-discipline comes into play. Therefore, self-discipline is a basic knowledge that every individual need including the parents and children. With this knowledge, our children can fight off the peer pressure that would ordinarily subject them to being misled.
Another scenario where the parent can positively influence the thinking of their children is by introducing them to therapy. Therapy sometimes always get some bad rap, and some people believe it to be a lousy deception only to be used on the downtrodden and broken, but this is not the case, and therapy is a useful parenting tool.
It does give children space, away from the family, in which they can express their uncensored thoughts and emotions. It gives them access to an objective third party who has nothing to do in their lives other than giving professional advice.
Talking to a therapist gives them an opportunity to access and gain all the broader range of emotional coping strategies which a parent cannot offer to their children.
Lastly, the most critical key that a parent should possess to have a positive influence on the changes is by being impeccable with their words, not by being wishy-washy with the things they say, and to be very careful about all things they say around them. That is when a parent says something, they must genuinely stand with they have said to have a positive impact on trust and the way they will be relating with people in the larger society.