A Plan for Raising Children?

Raising Children


True, raising children does not come with a training manual or a set of blueprints. Each child is different and unique in their own way. A new set of rules must be designed for raising each one.

However, there must be a plan for raising your child. Some parents only make financial plans, or investment plans. As a parent you must have ambitions, goals, and aspirations for your child. Raising a child means much more than providing money, a home, clothing, food and sending them to school. Raising children also means your vision for your child. It means being certain of your own values, morals, and beliefs, and passing them on to your child. You must ask yourself "Who am I raising my child to become?"

Stop for a moment and think of whom you will like to see your children become as an adult. Do you want them to be kind, loving, considerate, and peace loving? If you do, what are you doing as a parent to instill these values in your child? What is your plan for helping your child to become this person?

The plan for raising children should also include what you envision your child's profession to be. Be realistic in your vision. If you see your child as a teacher, are you doing what is takes to guide your child towards achieving that goal? If you would like to see your child as a humanitarian, are you guiding your child in that direction? If you see your child as a doctor, what plan do you have in place for helping your child?

Now having a vision and ambitions for your child doesn't mean that you stay rigid and inflexible. You must first be commended if you have goals for your child. However, you must understand that while having expectations for your child, you are raising a human being. Your child has feelings, a mind to think, a developing cognition, a sense of pride, and a struggle within for an identity or independence. You are not raising a robot.

You must learn how to guide your child towards the direction and expectations you have for them but at the same time, doing it in a way that will avoid conflict or resistance. The bottom line is that you want them to respond to your guidance. You want them to adhere to your plan. But how?

A plan for raising children must be put in place from the moment the child is born. You the adult must understand your child's level of cognition at each phase of growth and know how to introduce your plan to them. You must learn to communicate in such a way that your child will want to respond. If you need help in this area, please contact a parenting coach.

For those of you still struggling with developing a plan, get help. Your child's future is something to be taken seriously. When raising children, it is much easier to implement your plan as early as possible in your child's life. When you do it becomes part of their routine that they grow to accept.

Every morning I go running in the park. I see the trees along the way, some nicely pruned and shaped properly and others growing wild, with branches interfering with the power lines and no pleasant shape whatsoever.

So it is with children. The earlier you begin to mold and shape them the more well-rounded and developed they will be. It is very difficult to introduce changes as they get older. You will get more resistance, conflict, and frustration for both you and your child.

As a life strategist advocating for parents, I present this parenting information to create in you more awareness for making and implementing your plans for your children as soon as possible.

Please contact me if you feel you cannot do it alone.

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