Are you a parent who came across exceptionally well-behaved and motivated children, and then wondered why your own children do not have such qualities? Do you then start doubting your parenting skills and wonder what exactly it is that you could possibly have missed out on?

Many experienced practitioners in the field of education contend that all parents are keen for their kids to grow up as bright,obedient, successful, honest and energetic. There are also a host of complementary studies that set about trying to discover what was going wrong with the methods that do not work, and why good parenting skills results in a satisfied and life-long relationships with their happy children.

One of the first things that stood out very clearly was that ‘Difficult children, are a result of un-informed and ill-equipped parents’. At the end of the day, it is parents who are primarily responsible for how their children ultimately turn out to be, and the role they are to play in society.

It is almost a non-negotiable that parents need to themselves decide what proper and improper behavior is actually all about, and to clearly distinguish between right and wrong. Children emulate or copy the behavior patterns of grown-ups, and especially that of their parents. The issue of good parenting skills goes deeper than its face value as it also takes cognisance of conscious and subconscious signals that can be positively or negatively interpreted by the child.

Parental authoritarianism or being too lenient is not advised, but a well balanced and subtle mix of democracy and firmness is needed. Discipline is not to be seen as punishment, but rather as a boundary type of guideline, which cannot be overstepped at will. There is no doubt that parents who take a serious personal interest in their children on a day-to-day basis, are able to spot major behavior deviations early and take appropriate remedial measures.

The demands of our modern living environment can also have an influence and parents who are too busy with their business, professional or social activities cannot hope to enjoy good rapport with their kids. They should be on their guard, particularly when the child is approaching their teens, as hormone changes are creating stress for the child’s personality. Parents have to be on hand to act as mentors,counselors and companions, without being too over bearing.

Positive habits which must be cultivated includes listening attentively to the child, letting children enjoy privacy, having family meetings, reinforcing good behavior, and establishing an atmosphere of trust. Most important is also to give praise where it is due as this is about recognition and therefore act as a powerful motivating factor.

For those parents that are fortunate enough to already have dream children, good for you. It does however not mean that you cannot learn any more, as becoming a person with great parenting skills is a lifelong learning process. For parents who want to fast-track their learning, there are a host of resources available, but be careful to choose the right ones.

Gerard Mohamed is a father of two teenage daughters, and passionate about great parental skills and motivated children. He maintains that 95% of the advice relating to good parenting is too theoretical and therefore useless. To get an immediate insight of the other 5% that is practically orientated, and will deliver positive results within a matter of seven days, please go to

Children with ADHD significantly need the love, understanding, and guidance from their family members, friends, teachers, especially their parents. This is for them to reach their full potential and to succeed in life despite of ADHD. After the diagnosis has been made to a child with ADHD, denial will always be the first reaction. There will also be depression, blame, and anger that would build up among family members. It’s not only the child that needs help. It’s both the child and the family particularly the parents that need the exceptional help and beat the negative effects this might cause.

There are parenting sekills training that would aid and guide parents on how to deal with their children. This includes their behavioral characteristics management. In these trainings, the parents are taught to provide instantaneous and good reaction and feedback on the child’s behavior that they want to improve, continue, and those that they want to pay no attention to or redirect the behaviors that they want to stop. There are moments wherein the ADHD child’s behavior gets out of control and certain measure like giving them time-outs can be used preferably. Time out usually is when the child is being removed from the disturbing situation and allowing them to sit alone for a period of time and letting them to think of the wrong actions they’ve done and to calm them down at the same time.

Parents are also being taught to give good and relaxing activities together with the ADHD child. This is to have an opportunity to observe and see where the child is doing well and to give them praise on their skills and abilities as well as giving corresponding rewards to it. They will also have knowledge on how to figure out certain situations that may happen in a positive way. For example, if the child is having a difficult time completing a task, the parents can help them by dividing the large tasks into smaller ones that the ADHD child can manage.

We can’t deny the fact that it could be stressful to manage and deal with an ADHD child. So it’s good to be in such training because here, parents were given techniques and taught to manage stress. As they learn to manage it, they will have the ability to deal with their depression, tiredness, and anxiety. Through this, they can respond well on the behavior of the ADHD child.

The more help and support there is, the lighter the responsibility would be. Family members are affected with this situation and help can be needed for each member as well. A therapist can help them on how to deal with different difficult situations that might occur. Therapists find better and good ways to handle upsetting behaviors and to promote behavior changes on an ADHD child.

These are some ways parents can do to help to help their ADHD child.

Dr. John E. Neyman, Jr.
Christian Counselor

Dr. John has reared 3 children, Philip, Laura, and Matthew. Dr. John has been teaching families for the last 30 years. He is a family coach that specializes in parenting. Dr. John’s motto is “Empowering parents to transform their homes.” Dr. John was a pastor for 25 years.

Dr. John has been serving as a Counselor/therapist for 30 years. He is currently a Behavior Specialist Consultant and Mobile Therapist in Western PA. Dr. John also is the director /Owner of the Renewed Life Counseling Center. Dr. John is a bestselling author entitled Wake up Live the Life You love: Success and Wake up Live the Life You Love: Freedom.

Dr. John has developed a strategy that parents are able to use immediately, and effectively. It is entitled Power moments with Your Children. It takes less than 1 minute to put a strategy into place. Dr. John holds degrees from Liberty University and Rochville University.

Dr. John has a passion to teach principles that transforms lives. He has spoken to audiences from 4 to 4 thousand. Dr. John’s teachings are practical, pointed, and powerful.

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Unfortunately, I have not found the place that sells parenting skills. It cannot be downloaded from the internet. Parenting skills are acquired over time through experience. The biggest problem is that we tend to replicate how we were raised by our parents. Good or bad, this is not the best way to become a good parent. You have your own individual characteristics and personality coupled with your own strengths and weaknesses. You must learn to parent your own way. An important method to use is rediscovering your inner child or trying to remember what it was like being a child. There will be times when you need to express your disapproval of your child’s actions and attitude, but you do not want to do this in a way that will traumatize your child.

Raising a child is unquestionably a life long commitment. Even after all of your children have grown up and left the house, they will still come to you for guidance. They have to learn that there are consequences for every decision they make. Parenting never stops, whether you realize it or not.

As early as one, your child can start learning independence. You may still think that giving your child what they want is the way to go. Frequently, it is out of your own desire to be liked and sometimes from your own wish that they be spared some of the bad experiences you had as a child. You want to give them the best of everything. This will not achieve anything positive in the long run. Your child will not learn to be responsible and will take advantage of you throughout their life.

Your child, however, should be given acceptance with abundant and unconditional love. You should show your child affection. They tend to be kinder, charitable and best of all responsible. The opposite is true for the parents that gave their children every materialistic want and satisfied every whim. The child becomes immature and selfish. There are several methods you can try. You can put a marble in a jar every time your child starts doing something the first time you ask. When the jar is full, you can have an agreed upon reward that is not monetary. A family outing to the zoo, a trip to Six Flags, any activity that your child will enjoy is better rewards than simply handing him or her money.

If your child wants to argue, do not allow it. You have to remain calm and repeat the rule over and over again. Rules are not up for debate. A timeout is an option, open discussion is for another time. Also, the dinner table is not the place for arguing either. Arguing while eating is physically and emotionally unhealthy. Your goal should be to produce many long lasting good memories while sharing a meal with your family. They should look forward to more of these moments together and enjoying family time. Establish some points or topics for your conversation.

As children, we never wanted ridiculed or scorned. There is no use going back down your own school days and taking it out on your children. Although well intended, helping your child with their homework should be avoided. You will probably find yourself lost and not even understand, since the teaching methods have even changed. Homework is your child’s responsibility. Most parents often think that they know better and that is the biggest part of the problem, we actually don’t. We often disregard ideas simply because of where it originated. Give your child some freedom, so that they can start learning how to be responsible for themselves.

Michael Hunter
Honest parenting is the difference between a program and a real parenting style that builds a relationship and causes lasting improvement in your child or teen! This information is for all parents and caretakers of children!

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