MODERN PARENTING: What Type Of Modern Parent Are You?

What Type Of Modern Parent Are You? Helicopters, Submarines, Snowplows, or Saran Wrap — how do you parent?

Parents!! Parents are the backbone for Children Growth. Whether it’s in our mental, physical, social, financial, or career development, parents help us in every step of our life.

We all want to be the best parents we can be for our children. Whether you are a prospective parent, a new parent or one with kids of different ages there is one thing that all parents rapidly realise­­­, every stage of parenting comes with its own set of challenges.

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But there is often conflicting advice on how to raise a kid who is confident, kind and successful. Throughout the circus act of parenting, it’s important to focus on balancing priorities, juggling responsibilities and quickly flipping between the needs of your children, other family members and yourself. Modern parents have the entire internet at their disposal and don’t follow any single authority. It’s hard to know whom or what to trust.

Here, we’ll talk about how to help your child grow up to be a person you really like without losing yourself in the process.  

Parent, Modern parent

I think the key to raising children are the life force, wisdom and love of parents, and the efforts of parents to develop themselves as they face the challenges of daily life. Parents Should be warm, practical and broad-minded. This way they can raise happy & healthy children in happy families.

Being a parent is not unchartered territory but sometimes as a parent when dealing with a problem, one does feel you are navigating without a compass.

Indian society is currently in a flux where older ways and family systems are no longer current and therefore new age parenting requires guidance and direction

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What is Modern Parenting?

Roles of Moms and Dads Converge as they Balance Work and Family

The way mothers and fathers spend their time has changed dramatically in the past half century. Dads are doing more housework and child care; moms more paid work outside the home. Neither has overtaken the other in their “traditional” realms, but their roles are converging, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of long-term data on time use.

You want your child to listen, respect and trust you rather than fear you. You want to be supportive, but not a hovering, helicopter parent. 

All of these things are easy to set as goals, but hard to achieve. How do you find the right balance? 

As your child develops, the challenges will change, and your thinking may evolve, but your approach should be consistent, firm and loving. Help your child learn through experience that making an effort builds confidence and helps you learn to tackle challenges. Calibrate your expectations about what your child is capable of doing independently, whether you have an infant learning to sleep through the night, a toddler helping to put toys away, or an older child resolving conflicts. 

How Today’s Modern Families Manage Co-Parenting

Couples and families of all different backgrounds are adopting co-parenting techniques. From traditional couples and divorced partners to same-sex couples and blended families, families of all types are employing modern parenting methods. Here are some examples of how today’s modern families are managing co-parenting.

Traditional Couples

Marc and Amy Vachon, co-authors of the book Equally Shared Parenting: Rewriting the Rules for a Generation of Parents wanted to parent in a different way. In their book, they say, “Chances are, you’d rather not forfeit your happy, rested life the moment you become a parent. As a mom, you may want to keep your career… As a dad, you probably want to witness your child’s milestones…” They get it. They didn’t want to have to give up one thing for the other, and they don’t want other parents to have to, either.

Many couples are co-parenting, or parenting equally—splitting the household, child-care, and even work responsibilities as evenly as possible.

Divorced Couples

It can be difficult to imagine a time you were ever in love or will be able to speak amicably again. Some couples even struggle to work out child support and require a third-party to intervene and carry out court orders. It can be hard to overcome hurt feelings and anger, but the benefits that co-parenting offers both children and parents is worth it.

Whether they opt for a co-parenting marriage or choose to co-parent after divorce, many couples have managed to find a co-parenting balance that enables both to spend equal amounts of time with their children and share in the responsibilities.

Books on MODERN PARENTING to create a balanced life

Equally Shared Parenting: Rewriting the Rules for a New Generation of Parents 

Equally Shared Parenting clearly outlines the benefits and challenges of equal parenting, covering everything from child-rearing practices, career, and home, to self, money, and society. It presents both the philosophy behind this lifestyle and the everyday steps needed to achieve and maintain it, regardless of income bracket, lifestyle choices, or profession.

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Simple Happy Parenting: : The Secret of Less for Calmer Parents and Happier Kids 

In Simple Happy Parenting, Denaye Barahona, Ph.D., provides a revolutionary approach to parenting, full of practical tips to help you step back from the system overload so common in modern family life and, instead, create more time to enjoy living and learning together. From easier meal planning to mindful shopping, worry batching to waste reduction, Simple Happy Parenting is an honest and practical roadmap for all families striving for balance.

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All the Rage: Mothers, Fathers, and the Myth of Equal Partnership

Why do men do so little at home? Why do women do so much? Why don’t our egalitarian values match our lived experiences?

Journalist-turned-psychologist Darcy Lockman offers a clear-eyed look at the most pernicious problem facing modern parents—how progressive relationships become traditional ones when children are introduced into the household.

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MOM DAD U R WONDERFUL – A Parenting Handbook

SALMA PRABHU the author takes you on a nostalgic parenting journey from pre-birth to adulthood. It is a heart warming book about you and your family. This book introduce many parenting challenges and their solutions in each stage of your child’s growth are beautifully captured with real life examples.

A must read, must have book for every parent.

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Wrap up

Today’s modern society and modern families need a different approach to parenting than traditional gender roles offered. Co-parenting is one of the best solutions for families in all situations—traditional, divorced, and same-sex. Co-parenting techniques all both or all parents to be equally involved and share the responsibilities, making life a little bit easier and happier for all.

Remember, there is no one right way to raise a child. Do your best, trust yourself and enjoy the company of the small person in your life. 

There is no such thing as a PERFECT PARENT, so just be REAL one

Understand, accept and believe that perfection and parenting do not go hand in hand. Accept that you will make mistakes and be honest with your children when you make them.

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