5 Tips For Creative Parenting

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Are you bored of the routine mundane parenting tasks? Did you know, creative parenting is a great way to infuse fun and learning into your parenting journey?

Sometimes, as you keep pushing yourself through the busy times, juggling between parenting and career you could get overwhelmed as you ponder over the outcome of not being able to add interest or energy into your parenting methods.

Do your kids complain of boredom? Do you often find your family’s routine mundane and non-exciting?

If you want to shake up the routine so that you continue to keep learning and discipline alive at home, but not give up the fun element, then you must make use of these tips for creative parenting and enjoy your parenting journey.

Benefits of Creative Parenting

As a parent, you are the primary source of inspiration and motivation for your child. Your influence on your child’s development of creativity, perception of life, or personality is profound. To nurture your little one’s overall well-being, you must use creative parenting methods, that help your children explore the world around, them and develop their imagination.

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A creative mindset helps you have better insights, and broader perspectives, and develop resilience. Children are vulnerable to the powerful influence of media, and society. As they try learning and exploring the world around them, providing them with an environment of safety, joy, love, fun, and empathy helps them thrive!

Allow them to reflect

When kids go wrong at a task or need help, are you quick to criticize or judge? Do you say things like “You made a mess” or “Why can’t you do it yourself?”

Instead, encourage creative thinking by asking them open-ended questions that inspire reflection and imagination. You may say “What inspired you to do it?”, “how do you think this would work?” or “What shall we explore today?”

This helps kids to use their imagination better, reflect on how a task could be done better, what went wrong, and ways to work on their mistakes, without losing confidence.

Use stories

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Storytelling is a great way to engage with your child, enhance your child’s imagination, and improve your child’s vocabulary with the use of new and interesting words.

You could read books together, encourage your child to guess the next part of the story or narrate your day and interesting life experiences as a part of creative parenting.

Allow creative juices to flow

Teaching kids sustainability early in childhood with fun activities and allowing them to use their creativity to make their pieces of art with recyclable waste is a great way to allow them to use their creativity for a cause and encourage responsible use of resources.

Preteens could be encouraged to come up with interesting recipes as you cook together with them and enjoy the time spent in creative parenting where you have fun with your child and at the same time help him/her learn life skills.

Encourage adventure

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Create an environment for children to play and provide them space and freedom to explore the world. Forcing kids to play according to their parent’s mindset doesn’t help them develop important life skills. If you fear your child getting injured, ensuring a safe environment could be helpful, but asking your child not to play outdoors isn’t right.

Playing in nature has many benefits physically and mentally. Allow them to explore and get adventurous, but do not let your guard down. Be vigilant and at the same time, provide them enough space to explore and enjoy.

A hobby together

Whether it’s baking, music, craft, sport, or gardening, pursuing a hobby together helps you bond well with your child and enjoy doing something you love. This nurtures your child’s interests and helps them explore new skills with your creative parenting efforts.

A shared interest with a common ground helps you learn more about your child’s interests and preferences. It makes you a role model and strengthens your engagement with your child.

In addition to these tips, find simple ways to make daily chores fun for your child, make time to connect with your preteens, and find creative ideas to keep your kids engaged as you get busy in the kitchen or with groceries. These creative parenting hacks will make your life easier, and help your kids develop life skills and do well in life.

How do you make your parenting journey interesting despite the demanding daily routine? Do share in the comments.

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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Lovely tips and information for those who are parents, and looking to help nurture curiosity, adventure and joy. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Rancy D'Souza

      Thank you!

  2. Samia bibi

    Thank you. It was a hughly informative article..gave me a lot of good tips

    1. Rancy D'Souza

      I’m glad that you found this article informative.

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