Parenting is a journey and one that has its ups and downs. It is not only about education, but it’s about a child’s personality. This will give the child confidence, courage, and respect the others while also receiving respect from them.
With all the technology available, you could get lost, go with the flow, and leave it at your child’s free will. Of course, it is not bad, but first, we must make sure they know the balance. Technology is good, while a healthy balance is maintained and other things like walks, mountain climbing, reading, and playing are also part of a children’s life.
The aim is to grow strong and confident youngsters.
How important is a child’s personality?
The unique personality each child is born with stays at the ground of his character later in life. Personality development undergoes several changes as they grow, and they meet different people and see things.
Besides this, parents, teachers, caregivers influence the personality traits later in life. Influence is just an influence – it is not something you force your child to do or become. However, they mostly learn from their parent’s behavior.
A person that has an integral personality developed can achieve his purpose in life. While developing a children’s personality and letting them explore it to discover what characterizes them is a long process, being consistent and helping them understand positive values and behavior will surely pay off in the long run.
From an early age, it is essential to show our children we trust them. Imparting trust will help them build healthy relationships, feel confident and move towards in life, and it is the foundation on which they can start exploring themselves.
At every age the child may have, challenges can help him surpass his fears and embrace new things. You can work towards it when you see something your child fears or a pattern – like shyness. Kids like challenges; however, if you see that a challenge becomes a stress for a kid, make sure to pull back and try another time again. Becoming stressed or overwhelmed is not the result you want to get to.
Meet his needs
Fitting in an environment is essential for a child. However, if he is the only one in the family being more extroverted, you must embrace this. Do not shape his personality to yours – let him explore his active way of being. Meet his needs and support the development of his personality without transforming it into yourself. Only by letting him be himself will he be able to give the most of what he has and be confident in who he is.
It is good to protect as keeping your child away from dangers is your job as a parent. However, overprotecting does not allow your child to learn, and learning by example is the easiest and best way to learn. Letting them try and sometimes fail and try again, allowing them to put hard work into something without giving them direct access to what they want, will build motivation, help them develop persistence. It will also help them learn that sometimes it takes hard work to have the result you want. Try to give them a certain degree of independence that will teach them to manage responsibilities.
Like everybody, children like being listened to, and providing the necessary attention will help them express themselves better. As they will be listened to carefully by you, they will become good listeners as they grow.
Let them play
No matter the age, playing teaches you a lot. Playing is something that relaxes you and is something you choose to do. The choices you make while playing teach you to care, show empathy, resilience, team spirit. Playing as a baby, as a toddler, or as a young person is always a must. Sports, team sports, individual sports – enroll them in various until they decide what raises their interest most.
Parents and everyone around a child need to understand that the personality is unique and no child is the same as another. Thus, comparing or trying to make him become another child is wrong. In time with growing, this has a negative impact on the child’s personality.
Each child brings something new to the world that makes this community complete. Thus, creating an environment that supports them to grow, learn and evolve is what every child needs.
Help your child live his dream, teach them to respect themselves and their interests, follow their passions. This will help build a healthy character that will contribute in a good way to today’s world.
Personal development is core to knowledge, social skills, and outlook towards life.