Positive Parenting Techniques for Gen Z and Gen Alpha
- 21 March 2023
Parenting is a rewarding yet challenging journey that requires patience, love, and dedication. In recent years, parents of Gen Z and Gen Alpha realise the heightened importance of positive parenting. A study at University of Pittsburgh reports that parents who wish to modify the behaviour of their teenage children should communicate with them on an equal level, explaining parental worries and rationale to them.
Foster Emotional Intelligence
Perceiving, understanding, and reasoning with emotions require conscious involvement. It is an essential aspect of Gen Z parenting. Children raised by emotionally intelligent parents are better communicators and build positive relationships with others.
Model Emotional Regulation
Parents who model emotional regulation provide a positive example for their children to follow. When parents effectively manage their moods, they show their children how to cope with difficult emotions and navigate challenging situations.
Acknowledge and Validate Feelings
Parents can actively listen to their children’s concerns and respond empathetically. This helps Gen Alpha feel heard and understood, which in turn promotes social and emotional development.
Encourage children to identify the differentiate their experiences. It also helps parents to empathise with their children. Children who are emotionally literate are able to perform better in academic and co-curricular activities.
Mindfulness in Positive Parenting
Mindfulness is the practice of being present and fully engaged in the current moment. Parents can practice mindfulness in various ways, including meditation, yoga, and specific exercises.
Meditation and Yoga
Practicing meditation regularly can help parents reduce stress and improve concentration. A daily routine of doing yoga as a family together can be a fun and bonding activity for parents and children.
As parents of Gen Z and Gen Alpha learners, let us focus on raising resilient children who can positively impact the world. To learn more about how we can nurture a supportive and respectful environment for our children, join the Positive Parenting Session with BK Shivani at Oakridge International School, Bengaluru on April 1st, 2023.
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