There is a famous saying that “A child is the father of the man,” by William Wordsworth, the great poet. Even if you don’t want to get into its deeper psychology, what it simply meant that what you will teach your kids, the same thinking he/she will have as a grown-up man.
Who doesn’t want their kids to grow into a smart and successful person? Every parent wants their kids to do well in the school, whether its academics or sports. It’s the dream of every parent that their kids get good grades so that they can get admission to the world-class university and then work in a reputed company.
However, to achieve all these things, it’s important that the kids are taught valuable knowledge from an early age. As there is no definite path or way that ensures that your child will grow into what can be termed as the perfect, all we can do is to follow some well-known parenting guides, which are even scientifically proved.
It is very important for your child to learn social skills from an early age. Skills like listening without interrupting, solving their issues with their friends, sharing their belonging with their friends, and the art of giving is great to be taught at the kindergarten period of the kids. The best is to start teaching your kids these things right from the home.
As a parent, we sometimes become overprotective about our kids and as a result, we are always available to solve their problem, sometimes even before they realize there is one.
The parents need to allow their kids to make mistakes and learn from them. This can only happen if they are allowed to find the solution themselves.
However, this is easier said than done, as kids do not have that reasoning ability to find the correct solution, and in their effort of getting the solution, they might end up in some bigger problem. There is very line between overprotecting and letting them free, and the parents need to identify that.
Getting involved in academics doesn’t necessarily mean sending the kids to schools. It can be just reading to the children in a funny way so they are interested in the learning process.
Another thing that can be done is to teach the kids maths from an early age. This can be quite easy as we have maths all around us and watching the surrounding with a mathematical view will stimulate their interest in maths.
This might be the hardest thing to tackle with as we are living in a digital era and screen time are improving in our day to day life. Even if the parents are keeping their kids away from the TV, it’s getting hard to keep them away from things like mobiles and laptop, especially mobile phones.
However, parents need to find a way and limit their screen time. As a kid, don’t let them a content consumer, rather try to enhance their creativity by allowing them to create something, whatever they like.
As per the research, it is said that a maximum of two hours screen time should be allowed to the kids as entertainment.
Some kids are intelligent and smart, and some may be dumb in the beginning. However, how the parents handle their kids defines what qualities they are going to possess as an adult.
Parents sometimes praise their children with sentences like, “wow, you topped without studying,” or “you have the ability to achieve big without any hard work. It is recommended that never use these types of statements to praise your kids.
A study by Stanford University has revealed that over-praising the child result that the child starts to underperform. Do not praise your kids with statements like that are mentioned above.
Assigning chores to the kids will allow them to learn to complete the task. And in the process, they will subconsciously understand the value of responsibility and the happiness of completing chores on their own.
It is quite evident that assigning them some chores will improve their skills and it will also help them in the future.
There are basically three types of parents, authoritarian who are very strict, permissive who are very lenient, and authoritative who are equally disciplined and loving parents.
Parents should neither be very strict or very permissive, they should behave equally with the kids, depending on the situation.
As a result, the kids will understand how to handle their emotion and manage their social skills which are so much essential for their success.
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