The period during the first two years of a child's life is one of the most critical stages in raising a child because this is a time of building the foundations. Babies are born like a "blank page" and what the baby may become in the future initially depends on parents. Caring for a baby, ensuring safety and setting up limits is an essential part of parenting. However, parenting mistakes do happen and some mistakes may unknowingly affect your child's development. To help ensure that the foundations built are solid, the following suggestions will help you to guarantee good development of your child, starting from birth to the end of the child's second year. Am i right? Maybe you want to add me) I do not mind
Reduce or eliminate the infant's developmental lag. Whether the child was prematurely born, injured at birth, or was a healthy, full-term infant that continued to lose weight or stay stuck at a plateau with no improvement, such lags can be tackled.Regardless of the cause, as a concern to you, it can affect the way you handle the infant's needs. To keep things in perspective, try the following:Make sure the mother's milk is adequate and if formula is substituted, that it suits the nutritional needs of the infant. Stimulate the infant by talking to it, picking it up and rocking it. Exercise the arms and legs regularly at different times of the day. There is a growing evidence that having moving objects to look at, singing and talking helps to overcome some of the developmental lag in vision and hearing.
If this is your first-born child, try your best to cope with the "new-parent blues". Parental blues often play havoc with the infant's adjustments to postnatal life. The newborn can sense the tension of the parents, especially that of the mother, and it makes the infant nervous and prone to crying.Look at the other parents. Some people started to build families in spite of very complicated situations. Not every person in the world has a good job. No one is perfect. Everyone has their own capabilities and inabilities. Keep in mind that most Do not be anxious. Anxious parents will transmit their anxiety by the way they treat the infant. Feeling that the infant is too delicate to be handled any more than is absolutely essential, this reduced handling will result in a failure to stimulate the infant; this intensifies developmental lag and, in turn, can reinforce the unfavorable parental attitude.
Set up positive attitudes and act as the model. Providing a rich social life is the best thing you can do to guarantee a good mind, especially for twelve- to fifteen-month-old children. It is very important that you show children what they should follow, for the following reasons:Children may fail to follow all the things that the older ones say, but they will never fail to imitate their actions. The best way to teach children how to be a good person is to always show them what a good person looks and acts like. People who interact daily with children should take full responsibility for their actions.Contrary to tradition, children do not outgrow undesirable traits as they grow older. Instead, patterns established early in life often persist, regardless of whether they are good or bad, harmful or beneficial.
If an undesirable pattern of behavior or unfavorable beliefs and attitudes have started to develop, the sooner they can be corrected, the easier it will be for the child.Since early foundations quickly develop into habits through repetition, good habits will have a lifelong influence on a child's personal and social adjustments.Because learning and experience play dominant roles in development, they can be directed and controlled so that the development will be along lines that will make good personal and social adjustments possible. If you are happy then your child will be happy too!
Take note of the attitudes of other significant people in the child's life. Attitudes of the parents, siblings, grandparents and other relatives are important not so much for their immediate effects but rather because they are likely to persist beyond the period of infancy when their contacts with the children will increase. Those attitudes, in turn will influence the attitude of your child.Do not deprive your child of independence. Rapid development of body control enables the child to sit, stand, walk and manipulate objects, and with this decreased dependency, comes a rebellion against being "babied". If they are not permitted to try to be independent when they want to be, they protest. These protests may take the form of angry outbursts and crying, which can soon develop into negativism.
Let the child socialize and enhance their self-esteem. Egocentrism is a common characteristic of babies, which gives way to a desire to become a part of a social group. They may tend to protest when left alone for any length of time and often try to win someone's attention in any way they can. Failing to respond to this cry for attention may cause them to lose confidence and may later on become shy or a loner.Be a good person. Always follow your values and trust your own instincts and conscience as to how to best treat your child. Everything that you do has its effects on your child. By being good, thinking clearly and doing good things, your child will eventually grow good and be a good person too.
All children go through definitive phases of social development. The infant or very young child plays alone quite happily, babbling to himself and occasionally sharing a treasure with mother or father. If another child wanders onto the scene, he is likely to get clonked with a block or pushed out of the circle of play.Next comes the period when a child is able to play with one other child, and this includes an element of adjustment to the idea of sharing, of taking turns, of going ” first” or “last.” This is a bumpy road. fraught with failure, and the wise parent remains unshaken when Johnny’s playmate goes home in a huff or when Johnny barges in the door crying. “I hate Tommy. I wish he wuz dead. I’m never gonna play with him again!” Of course, in all likelihood Johnny and Tommy will be playing together in idyllic fashion within the hour.
There are times when a parent must reach out for help, and it is generally the mother, who, faced with this assignment, is going to have to scan the available candidates in the neighborhood and to select a child who would make an appropriate playmate. Sex is not an issue. At this age and under these circumstances boys and girls play equally well together.It is wise for her to approach the child’s mother and explain the situation. She is asking to “borrow” the youngster for a supervised visit in her home. Bribery is quite acceptable here. She can make it a special occasion-lunch or a tea party. Refreshments may be served first, and then the youngsters may have a short play period. (Emphasis on short.) The moment either child shows signs of boredom or restlessness, the visit should be brought to an end. The first visit must culminate on a happy note if more are to follow.
To develop a child is a direct parents’ responsibility. However we sometimes forget about our main duties among other secondary everyday tasks. Of course during the day we need to feed a child, clean the house and prepare food, but we should be aware of caring about our children’s physical and mental development constantly and permanently.
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