Parenting is one of the most physically and emotionally demanding jobs in the world. However, there’s a fine line between wanting the best for your child and unconsciously pushing them in the wrong direction. Often parents are ignorant of the mental harm they inflict on their children and it is common for them to declare that “everything is for the best” when in reality they are harming the minds of their children.
It won’t be easy for parents, but avoiding these common mistakes can help.
Comparing Between Your Child and Others
This is the root cause of many mental disorders in children, including inferiority complexes, a strong sense that they will never be good enough, low self-esteem, low self-esteem, and a lack of self-love. Parents need to recognize that every child’s mind and body are different and comparing your child to others will only cause psychological and emotional problems.
Always saving them from failure
Failure is a big part of success. If kids are never given the chance to learn the lessons that come with failure, they’ll never develop the perseverance they need to rise back up after a setback.
Using Guilt to Get Your Way
hen a parent instills guilt in a child, the consequences can be catastrophic and long-lasting, including loss of self-confidence, difficulty believing they can do something right, and the development of self-doubt and low self-esteem. A healthier way to handle that situation is for the parent to have a healthy dialogue and explain their desires or expectations without judging or blaming their child, which is a better way to handle the situation.