Parenting Etiquette Part I
Contributed by Janet Adetu
Many of us start the journey to professionalism well before the journey to parenthood. In fact the school of thought says that it is wiser to get a job first before you think of getting married, the reasons of course are not farfetched. Whether you are a high flying professional about to get married or an upcoming professional in the making that has just gotten married, about to marry or thinking of marriage you will be dealing with the numerous issues of working life, as well as the magnitude of fitting into family life, none of which is an easy ride.
To build and grow in your career there is standard you need to maintain and a number of high expectations of you that will portray you as a leader. In the same light once you are married once you decide to become a parent deliberately or by chance the real life challenge will surely overwhelm you.
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As you embrace being professionally savvy you cannot rule out being a great parent too. You are the ideal role model for your child, and other children around you. There is no better school for the life skills your child will pick up and nurture as they grow than the one they will learn from you. master the skills of parenting etiquette as they are legacies for life and generations to come.
We all know that parenting is a job and a half, which needs no interview or initial basic skills. Mums, Dads, Auntie‟s, Uncles, Grandma‟s, Grandpa‟s, teachers alike have this parenting responsibility. The challenges around parenting come daily and unannounced.
Whether you are parenting an infant, a toddler, or a teenager, the experiences are numerous. The important thing is to act with a positive attitude, a frame of mind that is one of teaching, learning, fun and enthusiasm.
The negative attitude of nagging and complaining will only make the experience of parenting unexciting complicated and a total burden to your life. Of course age, exposure and self – experiences will determine how we perform as parents.
Our own upbringing, general behaviour and etiquette knowledge impacts how much knowledge to disseminate to your children. This is the epitome of how your child will grow up and develop in life. Set the right tone for your child a leave a good legacy to follow, earn from every experience. Good luck!Janet Adetu : CEO| JSK Etiquette Consortium | P.O Box 53610 Ikoyi Lagos Telephone: +234 810-800-3385/ 0813-183-8380/0813-183-8390 /0708-923-0414 Email address: [email protected] Website:www.etiquetteconsortium.com
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