It is important to establish a solid support system if you want to raise an all rounded child. This will help them grow up satisfied with their ambitions and achievements. It is every parent’s wish to raise confident and competent kids and to develop sense of purpose and passion. Some of the techniques that can be used to raise a child who is healthy, well-balanced and happy with their accomplishments include:
Encourage Special Skills
Each and every child has unique talents and gifts. While there are some that will show up in the class settings others will shine outside the traditional school setting. This does not even have to be expensive as dancing in the house, playing catch in the yard and chasing lightning can offer the opportunity for personal, intellectual and physical development. You can also try something new as this may encourage the child to follow in your footsteps.
Praise and Applaud Effort
It is highly recommend that you praise and applaud your child for hard work. This can help develop a growth mindset where he/she will be willing to take up new challenges and you can finally discover the things that they are really good at. The inner drive is very important when it comes to success. With kids you do not even have to buy gifts in a bid to praise their efforts such as buying a Rolex watch as telling them by mouth and showing that you are really proud of them goes a long way.
Respect Various Learning Styles
Just because you are comfortable in a quiet environment when you want to get some work done does not mean that your child also prefers a noise free environment when doing their homework. What’s important is to pay close attention to how the child learns so that you can identify the best learning style. This also ensures that the child has fun while doing things because nothing is being imposed on them creating greater chances of success.
Develop a reading culture from a young age so that they can appreciate the art without any problems. Keep books at home and read to them as often as possible as this encourages language development and reading skills that can contribute to succeed in school in the future. There are also studies that show that 5 year olds who were in the habit of being read to on a daily basis were less likely to have any behavioral problems at school.
Diana Zacharin is a Doula and the owner of Blissful Mommy. She has witnessed over 350 births as a birth coach in Miami. In her practice, Diana teaches HypnoBirthing for expectant mothers all over South Florida. To learn more, visit her website, blissfulmommy.com.