According to the famous Austrian psychologist Alfred Adler, certain character traits of a child depend on whether he was the first-born or second child in the family. Middle children may be susceptible to second child syndrome. Let us consider in more detail why this is happening.
When the first child appears in the family, everything seems new and unique to the parents. They admire every new achievement of the child, every day of his life brings them unforgettable memories. When a second child is born, this experience is not new for parents. When your child takes the first step, you have already seen it. However, for him this experience is new. But due to the fact that you have already seen these achievements, you do not appreciate them at their true worth, and therefore a child may consider himself unworthy. He may also feel offended by his older brother or sister, which may lead to rivalry between them.
Another cause of second child syndrome may be the age difference between the children. Sometimes parents do not cope with two children at once (for example, in situations where you need to send the eldest child to school and feed the youngest at the same time). It is difficult for parents to do several things at once, so they can not devote enough time to the youngest child, even with a great desire. Continue reading
Many parents experience problems in the process of introducing the child to the discipline. Especially often this problem is encountered by young parents raising their first child. The sooner you begin to accustom your baby to certain rules and give some household chores, the better. This will contribute to its development and create a calm atmosphere in the house.
Consider several ways to teach a young child to discipline.
1. Make sure that the child picks up
Young children learn about the world through touch and sensation. Of all the feelings, young children have the most developed sense of touch, and this should be used in the process of discipline of the child, for example, to explain to the baby which items should not be touched. Tell your child “hotly” by pointing to a pot of hot water, a stove, or other items in the kitchen. Use soft touches when the child is trying to grab everything he sees. Continue reading
Mahatma Gandhi once said: “No school can compare with a decent home education, no teacher can compare with a virtuous parent.” Indeed, this logic applies to raising children in average families. Of course, there are certain dangers in family education, and parents must make great efforts when raising a child. But in the end, you will be happy to see that your child has adopted the best family moral qualities and values.
The problem is not that children who grow up in wealthy families are spoiled. It often happens that without proper control by the parents, they begin to lead a hectic life: they abuse their parents’ money, spend time at night parties and develop unhealthy habits.
Children who are raised in average families usually cannot do this. Therefore, they often complain of peer pressure. In such cases, you should not scold the child, it is better to teach him to value money and be content with what he has.
Do not buy expensive clothes for your child. Continue reading