Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Back To Basics Parenting Texas With Christian Parenting Tips And Advice

By Barbara Wilson

Let's face it, parenting is not for the faint of heart, and Christian parenting can often feel even more challenging. Thankfully, parenting for Christians can be simpler because you have divine help. Here are few ways to take you back to Back to Basics Parenting Texas a little easier.

When you create your basic child-care plan, always be as detailed as possible. Get input from your attorney on what should and should not be included in the document. You can also use custody software to provide you with templates that can be customized to fit particular family needs. Your plan should take care of both short- and long-term issues surrounding raising your children, long after your divorce is final. Here are some of the most common mistakes made in parenting plans:

Forgetting to include specific language about medical and educational records access. Whether you are the custodial parent or non-custodial parent, there can be real hassles in gaining access to your children's vital information unless you clarify that. Include strong wording in the plan to enforce each parent's right of access or restriction to those records.

Quality time. Quality time with you is what your children really want so try not to use the television or computer game as a live-in childminder. It is always possible to spend quality time with your child daily, even if it is just a chat on the way to or from school, a sit-down meal together or a bedtime story. Build on this whenever you can for a trusting and rewarding relationship with your child.

Rewards for good behavior. Rewarding good behavior, with praise, quality time, or even a small treat, can be a very positive technique when encouraging the behaviors that you would like to see more of in your child. However, it is very important not to mistake bribery for reward. Avoid giving your child a treat in order to stop them from doing something naughty, as they will soon learn that bad behavior gains them attention or gifts; which is exactly the opposite of what you are hoping to achieve.

A reward must be something that is given after your child has shown particularly good behavior, often when you have agreed in advance that the desired behavior will result in the specific reward. Remember that what most children want is more time with you, so often the best reward could be an extra chapter of their bedtime story or a trip to the park, it doesn't have to involve spending money.

Instead of trying to work to impress God, our part of the bargain is to love God and love others. We can learn a valuable lesson concerning Christian childrearing from that principle. While we are to discipline our children, we are also supposed to love them unconditionally. This basically means that no matter our children do, we are to show them love.

Chances are you'll have to revise your basic parenting plan several times during your children's growing-up years, because situations arise that you could never anticipate. You also can't predict what things will work for your family and what won't until you implement them. With careful observation, detailed record-keeping and a goal of providing your children with the best possible environments with both parents, your child-rearing plan stands the greatest chance of success.

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