All children need time and care dedicated to them. Some children develop slower than others but giving them time and learning to understand them will assist those kids who are perhaps struggling to catch up or seem a little distant from their classmates. Most often, they need attention. Here Are some ways that can assist.
How To Aid My Child’s Development
Dedicate Quality Time
Play with your children. Let them choose the activity and have fun! Through games and play, everyone can relax and connect in a different way. You can also read to your children, starting from infancy. This will help build good reading skills and help make your child want to read. I love reading to my kids.
Children love the sound of their parents’ voices and stories and usually helps them fall asleep quicker, so that is another perk! They have the ability to feel their surroundings, and any contact with them never leaves them unaffected. So show them your love and interest through your presence and your communication with them.
Watch a movie, go for a walk in the park, cook something at home together, eat together at least once a day as a family, talk or just sit together and laugh. If you have only a little time, write little notes to them and leave them where you know they will find them.
Write things to them like; ‘you are beautiful‘ or ‘you did so well today,’ gives them a little boost of confidence (everyone could use that!). Remember, it is not the quantity of contact that matters but the quality. By simply getting involved in their world, makes such a difference in their lives. The quality of time you spend with your children offers them opportunities to learn and to be heard.
Above all, it offers you and your children opportunities to connect, and these connections make your children feel loved and will give them the confidence they need. Someday when you look back, you will be grateful for the memories you have created and so will they.
Teach Your Child Social Skills
The art of conversation is an important social skill, but parents often neglect to teach it to their children. This can be done very simply by asking your child two or three questions each day like these questions; “How was your day today;” “What was your favorite part of the day?“. You can tell your child to always pay attention to what other people are doing and to spark conversations with new friends if they feel comfortable doing so.
Help promote eye contact. Let your child know it is important to use eye contact when communicating with others. Emotional intelligence is the ability of individuals to recognize their feelings and the feelings of other people, correctly distinguish different emotions, and use emotional information to guide their thinking and behavior.
You can initially teach this ability to your child by recognizing their feelings, especially when they are intense. When the crisis is over, ask your child, “how did you feel?” and “what do you think would help?” and then listen to what they have to say and don’t interrupt them, just listen!
By doing it this way, your child will understand and learn how to perceive other’s emotions, reflect on them, and find ways to deal with them. Further assistance may be needed, such as pediatric care and assistance to help in other areas. You could look at Southwests Care for more information.