Parenting of toddlers
Above this the dearest wish of parents is to enjoy the harmonious relation with the child. The role of parents change at each stage of child’s development. The role of parents is of utmost importance during infancy. It is at this stage apart from satisfying the need of the food, clothes, toys, health care, recreation the focus should also be given to getting connected with the child. 0-6 years are magical years of an individual.
It is true that in this fast moving world parents want their children to be ‘A’ grader in almost all the fields. Expectations are high when high acceptance is needed.
It is often misunderstood that children don’t understand at this age as they are small. It is a big mistake. They understand everything but don’t have the words to express. They take several messages throughout the day from the people around specially the parents as they are biologically connected with them. The messages they take are from the behaviour, thoughts, beliefs and attitude of their parents towards each other, towards them and other members of the family. These messages get deep rooted in their sub-conscious level. The most important value to be developed at this stage is TRUST.
Trust building is the work to be done by the parents, trusting each other and trusting the child. It is the strength that the parents are providing to their children which will help them to be successful in their life. Unfortunately if somehow this is not done the child has to face the fall backs in some area or the other later in life in spite of working hard. The parents always work hard whole heartedly in nurturing their child.
Often unknowingly things happen, but it is essential to get connected to your child build trust and enjoy parent child relation forever. Along with academics, fostering values are very important for the overall development of the child. It is true that in this fast moving world parents want their children to be ‘A’ grader in almost all the fields. Expectancy level is too high when high acceptance level is needed.
School, extracurricular activities, sports, art, craft, music, dance and many more becomes essentials for parents to feel that they are doing something for their child. All this activities should give the child, the growth in various fields but at the same time the root area of building trust should be taken care of. It is sad that often the most important area the root area is neglected which in future sometimes gives dissatisfaction on both sides, parents and the child. So get connected and build trust with your child at an early age and enjoy parenting forever.