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Parents forbade something to many of us in childhood. Sometimes we heard the word “no” too often.
But years later, when we have our own children, we begin to understand our parents. Raising children is not an easy task. Parents can be good-natured and love their children indefinitely, but out of a sense of fear they use the wrong patterns of behavior. Try not to resort to such behaviors in dealing with children.
1. Excessive custody. Worrying news and phobias keep many parents at bay. However, life goes on. When fear controls our actions, it negates our good intentions. Anxiety for the child turns into control, looking after him into supervision, and protection into excessive custody. Sometimes, due to excessive custody, parents are tempted not to let the child out of the house, but this only suppresses him. If you do not allow your child to play on the court with other children, go to birthdays, etc., he will not be able to develop the communication skills that he needs. Let your child communicate with peers. Continue reading
Helping a child get in touch with their feelings and those of others can be a challenge for parents and teachers. When a child behaves unfriendly, parents or a teacher may ask: “How would you feel if you would do the same?” They ask similar questions in this form, and not, for example: “How do you think he felt in this situation? ”because they know that a child at this age cannot yet understand someone else’s point of view. It is easier for him to understand his feelings than the feelings of another person. Nevertheless, the ability to accept someone else’s point of view is an important skill necessary for the social development of the child.
The best way to help your child develop this skill is to often talk about the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of the people that the child faces in everyday life, as well as the characters in the books you read together and the movies you watch with him. Reading books creates great opportunities for discussing the feelings of characters, because in children’s books, interactions between people and their feelings very often come to the fore. Life is not like a television show, so the topic of feelings is rarely addressed in everyday conversations with a child. Discussing books in this regard gives parents and children much more opportunities. Continue reading
Discipline is one of the most important, but at the same time one of the most incomprehensible words for parents. All parents are united in the fact that children need discipline, but there are a lot of opinions on how to achieve this.
Let us consider in more detail how best to teach a child to discipline. But first you need to figure out what it is.
Discipline and punishment
What do you associate the word “discipline” with? Punishment? Power? Positive reinforcement? All of these options are correct in their own way. Learning to discipline is teaching a person how to follow the norms of behavior, and for this, both punishment and positive reinforcement or demonstration of power may be suitable. In other words, discipline is a way to make a child behave properly. Continue reading