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
Children need the most basic things from their parents, such as time and affection. This contributes to their development. Your child grows up the way you raised him. Consider what exactly the child should receive in full from the parents.
All children are affected by the environment in which they grow. The child learns from how he lives, who surrounds him, which makes him a man. If parents encourage the child, he learns confidence. If parents teach a child honesty, he becomes fair. If a child grows up in an atmosphere of approval, he learns to love himself. If a child grows up in safety, he learns to trust. If parents teach a child to share, he grows up generous. If a child grows up in an atmosphere of acceptance and friendliness, he learns to love and make the world better.
When you first have a child, you want to give him all the best: you buy the most expensive toys, clothes and other things. But is all this your child needs? Of course, he needs certain things, but this is not the main thing. Simple things, such as love, affection, and attention, play a major role in the growth and development of a child. Your care and affection give the child a sense of security that will allow him to fully reveal his potential while exploring the world around him. Consider several factors that are important in the development of the child. 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