April 24, 2012
Developing Healthy Family Relationships
Professor Susy Garcia
This is a world where there is so much need for good parenting, but what makes a parent a good parent? There are many contributing factors that lead to a healthy relationship within the family. Not only is important for the parents to know how to handle certain situations but how to interact with their children. When there are children it takes more time and energy from the parents. It is important for the parents to know how to handle those situations in which can later impact the family. Parents need to take the time to engage in child activities with their children it is important for the kids to have a constant communication with their parents. Many people do not understand the importance of spending quality time with their children. The most important is learning to Develop Healthy Relationships within the family in a Christian way. Parent Child Activities (giving them structure)
If parents are not spending time with their children what are their kids doing with all that free time? From the moment that the child is born they depend on the parent for survival. The kids depend so much on their parents in order live that if a parent is not constantly there especially during those crucial years the child has no hope. Parents become so busy and have so much going on in their lives “With the crazy state of the world – wars, poverty, disease, crime rates, drug and alcohol abuse – it is more important than ever that families ensure the bond they share is a strong one”. (Landry) Parents by not being there for their children can raise the question as to where and how are they able to distinguish right and wrong? What about how to handle conflicts and have a healthy lifestyle? “Research has shown that mindless television or video games may idle and impoverish the development of the pre-frontal cortex, or that portion of the brain that is responsible for planning, organizing, and sequencing behavior for self-control, moral judgment and attention” (Healy). They are learning it from everywhere else except their home by the video games, the magazines, the television, and other peers. Parents are now realizing the important to spending time with their children, something as small as story time as a huge affect. According to this article it mentioned that if parents did not read to their children or spent quality time with them it was harder for them during preschool and developing relationships with other kids. It also mentioned that teachers are always willing to help out their students but it is not the same as far as the parent being the educator and the role model. It continued to mention the “domino affect” if one things start off wrongs it builds an unhealthy pattern, they did not get quality time at home from their parents so they started looking in other places and other things. Not only can spending time influence the quality of parent child but can also reduce, drug addictions, dropping out of school, having problems with authority. According to the article “How bad parenting can affect your kids” there are three main areas which can effect your child the most in the long run which are: “abuse of your child, ignoring your child, and engaging in conflict or argument with your child”. How far is a parent willing to be a good parent? The most important message is that it is never too late to start over with your child. Parents are not given a hand out that tells them how to handle every situation, but if the parents and children have a good communication they can learn together. The best thing a parent can do for their child is to be honest and communicate with them. Think of it as being a mirror for them, especially at a young age they are watching and taking everything you do in and recording it in their minds. If you want your child to be successful in life and relationships with others take time and...