Fight against Cyberbullying with FamiSafe. Learn More
Try it Now

10 things parents should never do for their kids

Parental Controls Tips & Tricks

editor image

Aug 21,2018 • Filed to: Parental Controls Tips & Tricks • Proven solutions


10 things parents should never do for their kids

Being a parent can be so frustrating and tiring sometimes. Always being concerned for the kids and their wellbeing is a norm for parents. However, sometimes parents might be doing the best for their kids but that ‘best’ may be the worst for them. To endure a sensible relationship and mutual understanding with your ward parents might even go that extra mile but this may actually destroy the whole bond and shake the relationship to the core. Here are some of the most important things parents should never do in order to help their kids grow and develop themselves as a better human being, and of course a better child they want them to be.

1. Never do the talking on your kid’s behalf

10 things parents should never do for their kids

Let your kids grow. Your child from a very young is excited to learn new things and take charge of themselves. Let them speak for themselves as they like. For instance, if a passerby approaches you and your kid, and asks for your kid’s name your intuitive would be to tell it yourself. WRONG! This way you are suppressing your child’s self-esteem. Instead, encourage them to take the charge and speak. Tell them to be confident even if they don’t do it great, at least they tried! So next time someone asks your kid’s name, let your kid do the talking. Your kid will feel a sense of accomplishment. They will feel proud of themselves for doing something. And most importantly, your kid will become self-confident. They will thank you for all this in future!

2. You can never be your kid’s best friend by ‘trying’ so hard

10 things parents should never do for their kids

No matter what, every parent has been there. But admit this: one can never get something by trying so hard. Just keep things natural and acknowledge the fact that you can never be your kid’s best buddy. Friendship demands equal position from both sides. And you can never be equal to your kid. You have a responsibility to take care of your kid and tell them what is wrong and what is right. Parents have the authority over their kids. Many parents want their kids to treat them as their best friends and don’t keep any secrets. It is impossible for this strategy to strengthen the relationship ties between the sacred bond. Stop getting into equal terms with your child. Trying to impose a friendship tag can eventually weaken the relationship.

3. Never mix up your child’s needs with your child’s wants

10 things parents should never do for their kids

You may think that children don’t know what’s important. But do not mix their wants with their needs. A child is a child, and so would they act like one, no? Instead, let them get what they want and convince them to do what they need afterward. A persistent ‘NO’ to your kid’s wants can lead to lower self-esteem, they might think of them being the victim and it can suppress your child’s personality.

4. Stop spoiling your kids with that ‘extra’ help

10 things parents should never do for their kids

Kids are always eager to learn and grow. Some people really think their child wouldn’t be able to do anything without their help. The truth is, they do not let their kids do anything in the first place. Helping your kids a lot will make them lazy, stubborn, inactive and most importantly reliant on others. Let your kids do their dishes, or tie their shoelace next time. This will make them feel much better about themselves. They will see everything from a much better perspective. This will help them experiment and learn.

5. Your kids, just like you have their own taste in everything

10 things parents should never do for their kids

Try to understand and respect your kid’s taste. Your kids are well, just like you, a human. They can have their own taste in music, or food or other things based on their own observations and how they explore everything. Stop imposing your taste on them. Instead, let them choose for themselves what they like better.

6. Do not keep a check on their money expenditure

10 things parents should never do for their kids

Every child at some point in life gets their first pocket money. Or a grown-up gets their first pay. Just like every human being, they too have the right to spend their money. The worst you could do is to interrogate them about their money expenditure. Of course, you might want to make sure they are not spending their money on drugs, alcohol or anything that may be dangerous to them. Instead of being worried, teach them to spend wisely and where not to spend and leave the rest to them. Your kid will never disappoint you.

7. Let them choose their hobby without any force

10 things parents should never do for their kids

Often it is noted that people try to force their kids to get into something they themselves failed to do when they were kids/grown-ups. Trying to impose a hobby that your child doesn’t like makes them less creative and some might even start misunderstanding you for this, especially the teenagers. Instead, observe what they are into or what they really like and then encourage them to pursue their interests.

8. Do not take credits for your child’s achievements

10 things parents should never do for their kids

Children hate it when moms or dads take credit for their success. It is seen a lot of times parents telling others how ‘they’ have done this or done that. Instead, appreciate your kid’s success even if it’s just the first step they took or the first fish they drew. Celebrate your kid’s success!

9. Let them tell what they want as a present for themselves

10 things parents should never do for their kids

Imagine wanting that remote control car as a present for so long only to get surprised with an “importance of vegetables in your life” book. Disappointment? Let your child choose what they want for a present. This will help sharpen their decision-making skills and one can never go wrong with this.

10. Do not intervene in their personal lives

10 things parents should never do for their kids

Especially never invade your teenager’s personal space. A lot of teenagers have such a rollercoaster life with crushes, relationships and lots of drama. The last thing they would want in this rollercoaster would be their mom or dad interfering in it either by interrogating or asking questions. Trust them and give them the authority to make decisions. If they don’t share anything with you, it’s okay. They will share with you when they feel safe and trusted.

While these were the DONTs, there still is this one DO that is must for every parent. This is especially important for the safety of your kids and to help strengthen your bond with your child while they are on the verge to be themselves, explore, learn and grow.

FamiSafe, the best parental control app

FamiSafe is a fully legal and effective parental control product that helps to keep the family harmony by letting the parents monitor their kid’s phone. It lets them track their kid’s location and comes with amazing features to help ease every parent’s life. With FamiSafe, all the concerned moms and dads can ensure a safe and sound digital upbringing of their child. This amazing app is available free of cost to download in the Google Play Store and App Store.

A Reliable and Handy Parental Control App

famisafe iphone parental control famisafe android parental control
  • Location Tracking & Geo-fencing
  • App Blocker & Web Filtering
  • Web Filtering
  • Screen Time Control
  • Smart Parental Control Setting

Features of FamiSafe parental control

  • Real-time location tracking:

FamiSafe allows you to track your kid’s location without any hassle.

  • Geo-Fencing:

Choose to geo-fence as many locations as you want and get notified every single time your kid breaks into the location

10 things parents should never do for their kids

  • Location history:

With FamiSafe, you can view your child’s location history with details such as date and time they visited the location

10 things parents should never do for their kids

  • App Blocker:

You can block any app or game you find inappropriate for your kid

10 things parents should never do for their kids

  • Activity Monitor:

FamiSafe lets you monitor your child’s activities on their phone

10 things parents should never do for their kids

  • Content Filter:

You can always choose to filter inappropriate content from your child’s phone using content filter

  • Web Browser Monitoring:

You can choose to block any inappropriate website you do not want your child to see or stumble upon.

  • Screen time tracking and control:

Putting screen time on your kid’s phone allows to restrict their phone usage and give priority to other important things

10 things parents should never do for their kids

  • Flexible remote control:

You need not worry about activating parental control every time. Just let the app know the time and place you want to activate the controls and it will do so automatically

Give FamiSafe a try today!

FamiSafe is every parent’s best bet to a better digital parenting. It provides a complete and transparent way of tracking your child and promotes harmony. Restore the sacred relationship with your child by introducing them with FamiSafe. Let them know that no matter what happens, while they embark on their journey to the real world and explore life, you are always there with them, virtually and spiritually. This app is free to download from the Google Play Store and App Store. Try FamiSafe for yourself today!

editor image

Thomas Jones

chief Editor

0 Comment(s)


Parental Controls
Parental Controls Tips & Tricks
FamiSafe Alternative