Emotional development of a child
As your child grows physically, there are emotional development of a child happening internally as well. Through experiences a child learns how to deal with emotions and how to portray his feelings in front of others. It is very important that child’s growth is filled with positive environment and acquaintances otherwise the same impression will remain with them through out their life. Here are some of the noticing points to take care of your child to bring them up positively:
- Make your child realize about his emotions, label their emotions so that they will understand the terms they speak and feel and can relate accordingly. For example, if they look angry, you can comment, “You are feeling angry right now”. If they slip, then comment, “It was scary”. All the comments you give them for emotional development of a child will help them realize what is happening and also helps them make good choices to cope with their emotions.
- Repeat their sentences when they show negative emotions. If they say, “I am scared” then you should comment, “its scary for you. This will help your child realize, that you care for their pain and they can even connect to you well.
- Let your child know how you feel when their behavior is upsetting you. Use a direct approach while communicating so that they do not feel guilty or ashamed of their behavior. This is important for emotional development of a child.
- Address yourself, as “I” instead of using the common third person variation like, “Mom”. The term “I” creates more vulnerability in parent child relationship.
- The toddler emotional tantrums are just normal and temporary. If they prefer one parent against another, ignore their behavior and try to create discipline in them. As your child will become more confident and secure about his own identity they will stop throwing tantrums on you.
- Allow your child to do things on his own; they love to imitate elder’s action. So they may want to put laundry, dress-up, housecleaning, wear big clothes, etc. Foster your child behavior and growth as much as you can.
- Share your feelings and emotions with your child to strengthen the intimacy between you and your child.
- Counsel yourself so that your child does not tend to fall in the same loopholes as you are in already. Your child may reciprocate your behavior and emotions, if you are anxious, bitter or irritating, they will walk on your footsteps.
- Your child tends to form a clinical depression opposite to an adult’s behavior. They tend to become hyper active or even feel giddy by parent’s divorce, death of a loved one, moving to a new house, etc. throwing tantrums is their way of coping with their feelings and emotions.
- Contact counselors over the phone, who can help you and your child deal with a particular type of behavior or emotions. Your counselor should be able to give you a good sense of hope for a problem and help you understand things emotionally.
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