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5 Parenting Myths, 2 Inspiring Quotes, 1 Question

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Happy 5-2-1 Impact Thursday!

Here are 5 Parenting Tips I've realized, 2 uplifting quotes to inspire you, and 1 conversation starter/question for you to ponder on this week.

🔥 5 Parenting Tips 🔥 

 

✅ Tip #1: Go light! ✅ 

When buying children items that is often used outdoors like bicycle or toys, always choose the lighter ones if you can afford it. You are going to be the one carrying it around when they get tired of it! 

❤️Tip #2: Love Trumps Discipline❤️

A new study published in ‘Pediatrics' showed that children do not respond well to discipline. “Most parents understand that their kids need discipline,” said study author, Gregory Fosco, a psychology professor at Missouri State University. “But some kids really don't respond to punishment or spanking.”

🍬Tip #3: Parents who consume more junk food have children with worse eating habits🍬

This is a great example of kids learning from their parents. Children learn to mirror their parents in all aspects and food is no exception. 

👨🏻‍🍼Tip #4: Fathers spend more on their children than mothers do👨🏻‍🍼

According to research, preschoolers get about 50% more stuff from their fathers compared with what they get from their mothers. This is largely because mothers tend to focus more on the social and educational aspects of parenting, while fathers tend to spend more time playing with their children.

👶🏻Tip #5: Children who don't cry have higher risk of developing behavioural disorders👶🏻

Most mothers use crying as a clue to understanding their child's needs. But children who cannot communicate through crying may not get the attention they need and becomes at risk of things like anxiety disorders and depression when they grow up.

 

💬2 Uplifting Quotes💬

1. 

“Dad needs to show an incredible amount of respect and humor and friendship toward his mate so the kids understand their parents are sexy, they’re fun, they do things together, they’re best friends. Kids learn by example. If I respect Mom, they’re going to respect Mom.” — Tim Allen

2.

“Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.” — Oprah Winfrey

 

💭1 Question For You💭

How have your own childhood journey shape your parenting one? 

Reflective questions like these add depth and enjoyment to your parenting journey.

Don't hesitate to share these kind of questions even in a group setting.

Go deep, get asking. 

 

Until next week,

Caleb & Megan
Founder, SG Smart Parents Conference
Straits Times Featured Property Advisor With 12 Year Track Record

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