This post is by guest contributor Kristin Louis from Parenting with Kris
Parenting advice is everywhere these days, and shaping children into happy, well-adjusted members of society is a tough job. It’s easy to get caught up on particular facets of parenting, such as discipline, and lose sight of all the other ways you can raise children who thrive in school, work, and life. Whether your kids are toddlers, teens, or any age in between, check out the following resources for help raising children who are well-behaved, emotionally stable, and equipped with the skills they need for success.
Advice on The Importance of Routines
Routines help children feel grounded and in control. Set a schedule for your mornings, mealtimes, and bedtimes so your kids know what to expect.
12 Tips to Master Your Kids’ Morning Routine and Eliminate Stress by Nicole Spector
Best Ways to Help Children Fall Asleep at Nap Time
Creating a Night Routine for Your Family
Advice on Setting Boundaries
Establishing firm rules and boundaries—without sacrificing respect—can help your children learn to self-regulate their behavior.
How to Set Limits for Kids Without Harshness, Fear or Shame by Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW
Using Praise to Encourage Good Behaviors by Amy Morin, LCSW
Rules For Kids That Parents Should Follow by Sherry Parnell
Advice on How to Support Learning
As a parent, your actions have a significant influence on your children’s academic progress. There are plenty of ways to support learning at home!
Strategic Ways to Use YouTube in Your Homeschooling by Emily Sewell
7 Educational and Entertaining Activities for Young Kids
101 Reasons That Video Games Can Be Educational
Upgrade Your Internet for the Best Game-Playing Experience
Advice for Building Problem-Solving Skills
Raise confident, problem-solving kids by giving them the tools they need to figure things out on their own.
5 Reasons to Let Children Make Their Own Decisions by Ken Myers
Why You Should Let Your Child Fail: The Benefits of Natural Consequences by James Lehman, MSW
It’s common for parents to worry about whether they’re doing everything right. Just remember, there’s no such thing as a perfect parent! The most important thing is to be there for your children through every age and stage of development, offering gentle guidance and allowing your kids to take the reins once in a while. Do what you can to provide a happy and supportive home environment, and your kids are sure to thrive.
I hope you found this parenting advice round up helpful. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given since becoming a parent? What’s the worst? Let me know in the comments below. If you found this post helpful, share it with your friends!
10 thoughts on “The Best Advice for Raising Well-Adjusted Children”
Awesome roundup! Thank you for sharing. I often get stuck in the idea that I need to do everything right, but the reality is that’s not possible. But, making an effort and doing your best is! That’s really all your kids need anyway 🙂
Oh goodness, I relate to that feeling so much. But you are so right – our kids just need our best.
Adjusting from a teacher to a teacher and mom has been interesting. I have had the most challenges sticking to a routine and helping my son to set and respect boundaries.
Sticking to a routine, especially with all the ups and downs of this past year, and been truly difficult.
This is such a great roundup of posts to help with parenting. I am excited to check out the ones about boundaries.
I’m glad you enjoyed it!
Thank you for sharing!
This is a great list of resources and I will definitely be turning to it when I need tips. Thanks so much!
I’m so glad it was helpful!
The tips here are so beneficial! Will be sending my parent-friends.