Your partner's bad habits may have once been tolerable, but now that you're looking to start a family, they have become intolerable. Children have a fantastic ability to pick up habits from both parents and pass them down through generations, leading to negative traits being passed along as generations go forward. Therefore, both partners must identify any bad habits which need to be stopped before starting a family; we will explore some bad habits which must stop in this blog post.
If your house is filled with things left scattered all around, now may be the time to start cleaning up. Children need plenty of room to play and explore safely; clutter makes this task challenging or impossible for them. In addition, clutter makes homes and apartments appear smaller while creating an overwhelming feeling of disorganization and chaos; with an organized living space, it can also be easier to keep track of things, leading to extra stress and chaos. Make a point of cleaning regularly while finding designated storage for everything to minimize clutter.
Lack Of Communication
Open lines of communication between partners are vitally important when children enter a relationship, even more so when children come into the picture. Make it your top priority to establish open channels of dialogue with your partner to prevent misalignments in parenting styles and misalignment when it comes to raising children together. Also, learn to communicate with children in ways that promote empathy, accountability, and respect - avoiding shouting or dismissive statements during conversations may have negative repercussions for their development and relationships with others.
Smartphones, tablets, and other electronic gadgets can provide great entertainment. Still, they can be detrimental to face-to-face interactions between adults and their partners and children. Therefore screen time in your household must be limited or eliminated during mealtime and other bonding moments; furthermore, parents must lead by example by showing appropriate usage in front of children.
Raising children can be costly, so a plan must be in place before starting a family. Create and stick to a budget while prioritizing savings for emergencies and your child's future planning. Avoid impulse buys and discuss any major financial decisions with your partner beforehand for the greatest chances of financial responsibility and stability for all parties involved. Communication is crucial when it comes to being financially responsible and creating a secure household for you all.
Negative self-talk can significantly hinder your children's development, leading to lower self-esteem and a lack of confidence. Therefore it is vital to model positive self-talk for your children so they learn to appreciate themselves and their abilities. In addition, when speaking to one another in daily conversations or text messaging, try not to use negative language about ourselves - encourage both parties involved!
Starting a family is a major decision; you must be prepared for its challenges and joys. By eliminating harmful habits that could compromise their growth and development, you are helping set them up for success. Clean up clutter, establish open communication channels, limit screen time usage, practice financial responsibility, model positive self-talk techniques, and model self-improvement to identify any unnecessary habits that aren't contributing to family wellbeing - because setting a good example starts with you!
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 5 with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.