We all wanted to be the best parents of the world. Seeing your kids growing happy and healthy is one of the treasures in life that no one can replace. Here are some tips in raising your kids properly, as it was proven by scientific research and studies.
Do not mind their height
It doesn’t matter if your kid is a couple of inches taller than you or they have mature faces, they are still kids and their brain is still working and developing. It doesn’t mean that they have grown up to be such handsome and pretty young adults that you’ll not bother to lecture them anymore because they know what they are doing. As much as possible, keep in touch with them despite of all the physical changes they have gone through.
Always support your shy kid
Not all your children are more than happy to interact with others and talk to other kids. There are some who have not overcome shyness and would rather stay alone than go out and play with the other. According to a research, shy kids are most likely to develop anxiety disorders—one thing that you must prevent them from having. As much as possible, try to encourage them to get out of their comfort zone and introduce them to the world, but do not try to change their behaviour.
Try to live with their perception
As parents, you could think nothing but bills, problems, the future of your kids and so on but for a 3-year old kid, nothing matters as long as they can play around and eat when they are hungry. As much as possible, try living with their perception as of the moment, forget your problems for a while and go out to play with your son. In that way, they would feel your presence as a supporting parent who understood that children are just that—kids.
Encourage them to voice out their emotions
You may notice that older kids tend to express their feelings more than younger ones. It’s because your 3 year old kid would often lack the vocabulary in order to express their emotions, but they do understand it somehow. As much as possible, encourage them to express how they feel on their own way.
Take it slow
Don’t rush it—everything takes time. Especially young kids who move in a slower pace because they tend to enjoy and try to understand everything that you are trying to say. Try to set a schedule for certain things such as their usual bed time routine or a trip to the grocery store the next morning.
If you see distractions around, eliminate it. If you are going to spend some time with your kids, make sure that you are not constantly checking your phone for emails or scrolling in your Facebook newsfeed otherwise your son or daughter may feel neglected. Set a time just for them and focus on it.