Everyone thinks they know a few things about being a parent. But when the moment comes for the theory to be applied in practice, many fail the test. How often did you get scared of kids who scream nervously and don’t want to get off the floor of the store?

In most cases, the parent tries to establish a limit, so instead of immediately condemning it, we should try to understand and support it.

It is time to face the 5 biggest mistakes parents make in the process called modern child upbringing:

We do not allow children to take risks

We live in a world where people don’t warn us about the dangers, and it is precisely this fear that makes us protect our children. Someone would say that it is the job of every parent and would not be far from the truth, but excessive protection also has negative effects.

Psychologists find that children who don’t play outside, who never hurt their knees, dint’s scratch themselves often have phobias as adults.

Children should fall several times before learning that it is normal, as teenagers, they need to break up several times to learn how mature and stable relationship looks like …

In short, all those things that we are afraid of hurting our children can teach them important lessons about life.

We “save” them too quickly

Today’s generation of young people have not developed life skills like 30 years ago because adults don’t allow them to solve their problems on their own, but they are immediately engaged to help them and “save” them from unpleasant situations.

This way, children learn that they will always have help to face the problems and get used to the help they receive, so they don’t have the opportunity to develop useful skills that will make them skillful in life.

We mix intelligence and giftedness with maturity

Intelligence is often used as a measure of how much the child is mature and, as a result, parents assume that because their child is intelligent, it must be mature.

Just because your child is gifted in a certain aspect of his life does not mean that he is in others does not mean he is emotionally mature or willing to function independently as an individual.

You are not consistent

Sometimes you punish the child for a small mistake, and another time it goes unpunished for a bigger and more terrible situation. Learn how to be consistent with the reproaches. When you are a parent, there is no moment of tiredness when it comes to teaching your child a lesson. Each day and every new mistake is the occasion for a new lesson.

We don’t share our mistakes with them

Healthy teenagers will want to spread their wings and experience some things themselves. We, as adults, have to allow this, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t help them. Feel free to share the mistakes you made when you were their age, so you can help them make good choices. Also, children must be prepared to face the mistakes and consequences of their decisions. Share with them how you dealt with a similar situation, what led you to that, and what you actually learned. Because we do not just have to be the model of our children, we should be their best examples.