Parental Forces That Impact Children.
13th, July 2017
Parents are the role models for their children.
In situations like how to comfort someone who is crying or smile at someone who is smiling, children imbibe the reactions spontaneously.
Also, the interaction between parents and children influences a child’s emotional and social development.
An eye for an eye
An important factor in the emotional development of thoughts, attitudes, and behaviours of children is how their parents behave. Take it with a pinch of salt the fact that aggressive and overruling parents are likely to nurture the similar traits in their children.
Children see how their parents display emotions and interact with other people, and they imitate what they see their parents do to regulate emotions. Of course,a child’s temperament also plays a role in their emotion regulation, guided by the parenting style they receive.
A tooth for a tooth
How parents address the emotions of their children and respond to them influence how children express themselves.
Reacting with criticism or dismissing the sadness or anger of a child suggests that their emotions are not appropriate, which can cause children to be even more sensitive to those negative emotions.
Monitoring children’s emotions and find means to express themselves help them regulate their emotions to challenges. This sort of emotion coaching greatly helps in reducing issues pertaining to bad behaviour in children.
Measure for measure
Parenting decisions matter how children stand out physically, socially, and emotionally, but this should not be misunderstood with some obsessive following of certain steps to have a perfectly well-adjusted child. There is no perfect formula for parents to behave or speak to children in certain ways to make them have a perfect emotional development experience.
In fact,controlled parental behaviour is crucial to make children control their behaviour.
Hold up, bear with me
The traits of character are primarily developed through the interactions between parents and children in the family. Give them a supportive environment, positive feedback, role models of healthy behaviour and interactions and watch the difference.Someone to speak with about their emotions and feelings is the key.
It is important for the overall development of children that parents be present enough to support them, and this support fosters confidence and growth in several areas.
Invest emotionally Sometimes, just being physically present is not enough. Parents who are present nearby but are not emotionally responsive tend to raise children that are more distressed and less engaged with their activities. The time spend with children should be qualitative because commitment poured emotionally into children regulate their emotions.
Stick to a routine
Be consistent across the board :
whether it's with discipline, sleep habits, or mealtime routines,consistency is the key.
When my mom and dad are not consistent with my routine, I get confused. My mom's friend who is a psychologist says that " If sometimes you let children do something and sometimes you don't, they don't understand."
Once I wanted to know why last time mom and dad allowed me to play on the playground for 20 minutes when school got over but the other day she wanted me to get into the car right away.
When my mom says that she likes the way I sit quietly and listen to her and that when dad says that he feels good when I am helpful and friendly to others on the playground, I feel nice!
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