Managing and handling your kids can be quite a challenge especially for new parents it single parents. It is a full-time activity and requires a lot of energy, time and a lot of patience. The significance of the mere fact that you are not just in charge of your own welfare but also that of another human being who can’t look after his or her wellbeing is huge. You are responsible for every aspect of your child’s life.
So we do not need people telling us how important our job as a father or mother is right? We know this already through sheer experience. But the real problem is how we are going to manage and balance this great and sacred responsibility entrusted to us with our other daily activities and functions especially with our means of earning bread and butter. We work to feed and look after our children and to give them our best. But when we are doing this we are constantly getting caught up in the hectic and busy schedule we forget why we are doing this and for whom. We are so caught up in board meetings and video conferencing that we forget to spend time with our little ones. They grow up with nannies and baby sitters and they have more impact on your children than you yourself.
There are kids cubby houses in Melbourne and other forms of activities that can usually be fun and entertaining inside the house. You can encourage them to start rainy day projects inside the house so that you can keep an eye on them while you are attending to your housework and working on your office work from home. But you must be careful about this. Just because you want to keep an eye on them and make sure they don’t end up with broken bones you can just plop them in front of the TV or the computer and ask them to entertain themselves. Please make sure that they engage in mind stimulating activities rather than video games or soap opera watching. Even if it is their TV watching time you must make sure that they always watch age appropriate TV shows and films.
Make sure that you draw the lines clearly. What they can do and can’t do. You must enforce them and stick to your word. You can’t show lenience in one occasion and change the stance in a similar situation. There must be consistency in the rule making and adherence. You don’t need harsh punishments to get them to fear you. Fear and respect are two different things.