Parents’ attitudes towards their children are very important for their development. Parents who have a child late often find it easier to fully accept their new role than parents who are still young. Accepting their parenting role helps parents in their task.
What are the principles?
Self-confidence is essential for your child’s optimal development because a child who accepts himself also has trust in others. Such a positive self-image is highly dependent on parents, so there is little more important you can do than set realistic goals for your child to avoid unnecessary failure and to preserve the child’s self-image. However, parents must also point out their weaknesses and strengths to their children, whereby they should focus on their strengths.
Choose the right time
Innate abilities need to be stimulated to develop when the child is ready. Choosing the right time is crucial: no matter how hard a child tries, it will only learn something when it has matured sufficiently in its development. But once that happens, the new ability will unfold at an astonishing rate, especially if the parents continue to stimulate his interest and efforts.
Another task for parents is to show their child how to behave towards other people. Children are egoists and at times very self-centered. Show him the rules that apply between people. In this way, you ensure that your child makes friends easily and escapes the life of a loner. Your child will never be socially accepted if anti-social behavior is left unchallenged.
Happy children are usually healthy and energetic because contentment is in itself a drive to do things. In general, happy children accept disappointments and obstacles more easily and find a way out of them. Satisfaction facilitates and encourages all kinds of social activities and contacts – people tend to respond positively to happiness because being happy gives the child a friendly expression – a good starting point for personal relationships. Dissatisfaction, on the other hand, weakens the child’s vigor and energy and reduces his or her physical well-being, which in turn makes it more difficult for the child to use his energy sensibly and purposefully. Happiness can become a habit, and you can make it your business to get your child to adopt that habit.