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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
A well-known proverb says: “He who knows the price of money, that he can’t escape the need.” A lean attitude not only to money, but also to food, water, things, time and any other resources is a very important skill. Parents should teach their children to save money from an early age. This is important not only for maintaining the family budget, but also for the child to learn the correct model of resource consumption and develop ecological thinking.
However, unfortunately, modern parents do not very often set themselves such tasks in raising children. Moreover, overconsumption today is becoming quite common in modern families.
To teach a child to take care of food, money, time, etc. is not as difficult as it might seem at first glance. No special effort is required for this. Start by showing your child a good example. Change your own daily habits, become more thrifty yourself. Thus, you will be able to form environmentally friendly habits in your child.
Understand why children should be careful about everything they have Continue reading
There is one magic word that helps parents cope with situations when a child experiences complex emotions. You probably thought of such words as “love”, “caring”, etc., but this is a different word. It is usually not paid attention to, because it refers to auxiliary words. But, note, has great power in raising children.
This is the word “and.” His power becomes visible when you replace him with the word “but.” The word “but” denies any point of view, and the word “and” adds certain nuances to it.
Consider how building phrases that you pronounce to your child can change their meaning. Continue reading