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15 ways to easily become a better parent, according to experts

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  Parenting is difficult, and there's no clear-cut right or
  wrong way to do it. 
  
  Many parents find themselves wondering how they could have
  been "better" at parenting.
  
  Instead of aiming to be better, parents should consider if
  they're aware, mindful, and present for their kids.
  
  From practicing self-care to creating small daily routines,
  there are simple, research-backed steps parents can take to
  improve both their own lives and their children's. 
  
  
    
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  At the end of the day, most parents want to know if there's
  something they could have done better. While "better" is a
  subjective word, perhaps it's more suitable to ask ourselves if
  we were aware, mindful, and present as a parent.

  We asked 15 experts for tips, and their answers seemed to built
  around three main themes: creating routines and rituals for
  children, leading by example, and remembering to "play."

  Here are all the ways they recommend you can improve your
  parenting, one small change at a time.

  • Parenting is difficult, and there's no clear-cut right or wrong way to do it.
  • Many parents find themselves wondering how they could have been "better" at parenting.
  • Instead of aiming to be better, parents should consider if they're aware, mindful, and present for their kids.
  • From practicing self-care to creating small daily routines, there are simple, research-backed steps parents can take to improve both their own lives and their children's.
  • Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

At the end of the day, most parents want to know if there's something they could have done better. While "better" is a subjective word, perhaps it's more suitable to ask ourselves if we were aware, mindful, and present as a parent.

We asked 15 experts for tips, and their answers seemed to built around three main themes: creating routines and rituals for children, leading by example, and remembering to "play."

Here are all the ways they recommend you can improve your parenting, one small change at a time.

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