If you frequently feel “let down” by your child’s behavior, perhaps you have unrealistic expectations. Parents who think in “should” might find it helpful to read up on the matter, or to talk to other parents or child development specialists.
Kids’ environments have an impact on their behavior, so you may be able to modify that behavior by changing the environment.
As your child changes, you’ll gradually have to change your parenting style. Chances are, what works with your child now, won’t work as well in a year or two.
Research also points at a correlation between flexibility in parenting behavior and less anxiety in children. The study conducted by University of Washington Psychology found that when parents adjust their parenting style by their children’s personality and environment, their children feel less anxiety and stress in their school-age.