Tuesday, 4 December 2018

How To Fight For Your Family

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As a parent you will always want to fight for your family so that they can lead the best possible life. Life though can be difficult and challenging which means that sometimes a parent needs to be there to help and there are many situations where this is required. Additionally, a good parent will know when to let a child fight their own battles and provide them with the skills that they need in order to do this effectively and well. Knowing how to do this as a parent is tricky but read on for a few tips on how you can fight for your family and help them to succeed in all walks of life.

Father and son walking hand in hand through the woods


The first way that you can fight for your family is to raise children in the correct way. While sometimes a parent must fight on their child’s behalf (more on this to come), at some point children need to leave the nest and fight their own battles. This means that you need to teach your child important life skills during their time at home. 

This includes skills like

- Communication skills
- Independence 
- Confidence
- Negotiating
- How to handle conflict
- Compromise

This can be done in a few different ways but ultimately it is by leading by example and communicating as a family and advising on how to handle challenging situations.

Mother and son paddling in a lake

Making Sure That They Get Care & Attention

There are times where your child will need care and attention from another, such as if they find themselves in the hospital. In these times a parent will need to ensure medical professionals are providing the best possible care and taking them seriously. This can be done through firm communication without being rude and carefully listening to the authoritative figure and asking if there is any way that you can help.

Handling Adult Matters

There are sometimes issues that come up which can be difficult or impossible for a child to handle by themselves. This means that a parent needs to step in and fight the battle for them. A good ex-ample of this is if the child is injured in an accident that was not their fault. You will want to fight to get the compensation that they deserve and this can be achieved by approaching specialists like Often the child will need to be involved in someway, but the parent can handle the difficult matters for them and shield them from upsetting or difficult matters. 

Avoiding Helicopter Parenting

While it is important that you are there to fight for your family in certain situations, it is vital that you avoid helicopter parenting which involves paying too much attention and intervening too much in a child’s life (this is most common at school). Helicopter parenting can actually be detrimental and stop the child from developing important personal skills and knowing how to fight their own battles. This becomes particularly more important as they age.

Every parent wants to fight for their family to help them succeed and achieve their goals. There are a few different ways that you can go about this and it all starts in the home by setting a good example and communicating regularly. There will be times where a parent will need to intervene and fight battles but it is also important to pass on important life skills so that a child can one day stand on their own feet and find their own way.

Everyone parents differently but hopefully these tips will help you to fight for your family in the right way.

Mummy Snowy Owl

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