Probably, if you were to ask every person on the planet from whom they received the best advice, everyone would point to one of the two parents. It is thanks to them that each of us has created our own baggage of experiences and teachings, at least in part! According to psychologists, the number of teachings that parents should give their children could be reduced to 5. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn some of the things you need to teach your kids.
At home, it is quite normal for a child to be curious in the kitchen: moreover, preparing lunch or dinner is also a game for him. Cooking, according to psychologists, helps develop communication and express love. It is an act of altruism that does not require much effort and, in return, gives satisfaction and strengthens the bond with people.
Children should never be denied the opportunity to bake a cupcake or help adults prepare meals. Encourage your children by acknowledging their improvements: it’s a whole new world for them to discover!
2. Expressing affection
It’s about giving affection but also about caring. Children learn this by watching how their parents interact with others. If they are always suspicious, cold, and unsociable, it is likely that the child will not be an adult who can let go of pleasant trust.
Remember, too, that at some point in your child’s growth, he or she will reject displays of affection but don’t deprive him or her of these displays altogether; just change the way you address them. Hugs and kisses may be rejected as a teenager in an effort to appear more adult, but a pat on the shoulder, a high five, or a wink has the same effect. When your child is more mature, he or she will hug you again.
3. Earning money
You should never be your child’s ATM in any age group. Instead, teach him the value of money and how he can earn it. It’s not wrong to make little ones aware of money, obviously, without forcing them into a life of saving too early!
According to psychologists, after the age of 3 is the best time to bring children closer to the concept of money: talk to them about what it is, how the family gets it and why you can not buy all the toys in the store. The parent should always encourage the child to look for a job: the love for independence and a rewarding commitment will come on its own.
4. Being able to play alone
Playing alone should never be presented as a punishment or otherwise as something negative. Solo play is the same as companion play. Playing alone also has its virtues: psychologists have noted that it develops creativity and self-awareness.
Spending time alone means getting to know yourself and your needs better. Moreover, playing alone from time to time has an impact on your adult life: it will allow you to choose more calmly the people with whom you want to share your life without fearing solitude.
5. Don’t be ashamed to be yourself
Children have no problem expressing themselves when they are young because they don’t care so much about pleasing or not pleasing others. However, in adolescence, the expression of individuality becomes a big problem.
It depends a lot on the child’s character, but in any case, you can always encourage him to follow his way of being so that adolescence does not become a total loss of self. In this way, teens will keep the boldness to make choices that are not very “popular” without fear of being rejected by their loved ones.
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