Develop The Potentials Of The Little One Since An Early Age

Morinaga Platinum ♦ 1 February 2017

Children can grow to be whatever they want. It is the role of mothers and fathers as parents to guide the Little One in recognizing their potentials so that the Little One can grow to become an individual of intelligence and quality.

At the under-five period, the Little One will begin to show their nature and character more clearly. They will also learn to depend on themselves in the process of building their self-esteem. The Little One will also interact more with their peers. They will learn many things from these social interactions. For instance, how to share with friends, take turns in using a facility, and treat other individuals.

In addition to that, their relationship with their parents will also evolve to a new phase. The Little One will begin to show their concerns for their parents, and begin to understand that their parents also have their own desires, feelings, and needs. They will also begin to show their affection to their parents.

The following are some tips that can be implemented by parents to foster the character of the Little One:

Every Child is Unique

Every individual is unique. Unbelievable? There are no two individuals with precisely the same nature and character, not even identical twins. Allow the Little One to be themselves. Do not force them to become someone else or compare them with another individual. They will certainly have differences in their unique and positive sides, and these are the two things that parents should recognize, explore, and develop.

Playing is Learning

The most effective method for children to learn is through play activities. Playing has an important role in physical, mental, cognitive, as well as emotional development. Playing teaches the Little One how to work in groups, resolve conflicts, cultivate imagination, and try various different roles. By playing, the Little One also learns about independence, creativity, leadership, and exploration.

Do Not Label the Child

Without realizing, we often give nicknames to the Little One, such as “the Fat One” or “the Grumpy One”. It is feared that giving nicknames can forcibly develop their character, when in fact they can develop to become better if they did not have a specific nickname. So, parents should avoid labelling the Little One.

Be a Role Model, and Do Not Patronize

Who else is the main role model of the Little One if not their Moms and Dad? Demonstrate good values that can be followed by the Little One. Avoid patronizing the child and shaping them based on your wishes. Allow them to explore in a responsible manner.

Parenting style is the key to forming the character of the Little One. Therefore, parents play the most role in this. Recognize, explore, and foster the character of the Little One so they will develop to become an individual of intelligence and quality.

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