Parenting Trends to Embrace in 2022
In the last two years, parenting had changed due to the pandemic. Going out then, especially with the kids was a big problem because of their susceptibility to COVID-19. However, there’s always something good to be found in any situation. The pandemic made millions of parents better at their job and brought some creative innovations to the parenting method, influencing new parenting trends. Here are some evolving parenting trends you should pay attention to in 2022.
Integrating Digital Technology into Family-life
The rise of digital technology has been the biggest game-changer in the world of parenting, bringing problems to families such as cyber-bullying, online safety, and kids’ overuse. We know that parents want knowledge and information about children’s digital technology use beyond the mere cease and desist tactics that many experts present.
Successful integration of children’s technology use into family life is trending as a topic. Parents want kids to experience the benefits of digital technology while staying safe. They also want to know how the digital technology approach can enrich family life rather than detract from it.
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Focus on Intentional Screen Time
Two years ago, most parents couldn’t even think of having their children on their tablets or laptops 24/7, however, this has become an inescapable reality in most families. Online school, staying in touch with friends and family that are quarantined, and having a source of entertainment during difficult times are definitely some of the benefits of extended screen time. However, there always has to be a certain balance.
Since being exposed to blue lights has become the necessary evil of childhood, you may want to cut down on their recreational screen time and encourage family bonding. For example, you may enjoy a video game as a family or watch a trending Netflix special together. This way, your kids will practice their social skills while still engaging with their favorite devices.
Caregiving is not Only for Moms
Young parents around the globe have decided that the traditional gender norms are there to be broken. Many millennial and Gen-Z dads are taking over the traditionally maternal roles and are becoming more involved in their kids’ lives than the previous generations. The responsibilities of raising a family are tough for one person to handle, which is why it’s always better to have your partner on your side. Additionally, there are more stay-at-home dads than ever before.
Young parents are realizing that the gender of the parent is not essential. What is imperative is that your kids have parents who love and care for them.
Conversations that Influence
These days, families find it difficult to have meaningful conversations. Many of them blame busy schedules, children leave home for school early and parents come back when their kids are asleep. As our world is becoming increasingly chaotic and fast-changing, parents are once more seeing the benefits of two-way exchanges with children about a range of issues.
These conversations can be held during dinner time, game time, or TV time. If you set aside time to have conversations with your kids, you will be surprised at the things they know. With this, you will also be able to clear their mind of some things they’re learning outside the home.
Being a parent in the last couple of years came with many new challenges but we came out of it stronger and armed with new parenting methods. In 2022, technology is being integrated into households more than ever before, while sustainable parenting will be taking off. What is also great is that dads are becoming more involved than ever. The future is now, so it’s crucial to embrace it and grow alongside your children.