Parent Child Bonding

A child needs to know that they’re loved. If they’re deprived of love, it will be very difficult to get along with children or adults. The first thing is they have to let the child know they are loved and accepted for who they are, not what the parent thinks they should be. (not easy) Secondly, it’s important to create feelings of success for the child. When they’re accomplishing the great feat of standing up, picking something up–assure them, clap for them.

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Parent Child Bonding

What promotes bonding between a parent/child?

A child needs to know that they’re loved. If they’re deprived of love, it will be very difficult to get along with children or adults. The first thing is they have to let the child know they are loved and accepted for who they are, not what the parent thinks they should be. (not easy) Secondly, it’s important to create feelings of success for the child. When they’re accomplishing the great feat of  standing up, picking something up–assure them, clap for them.

What are the components of an emotionally healthy child?

They are friendly and should be free to express their feeling.  They don’t have uncontrollable temper tantrums, but know if they do, they won’t be too harshly disciplined. An emotionally healthy child is a child that knows its boundaries. Parents need to provide a structured, predictable environment for healthy growing. The boundaries can be pretty wide, but boundaries need to be set.  Children really respond to encouragement and recognition. That is extremely important to emotional security and maturity.

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What are the components of an emotionally unhealthy child?

Reoccurring temper tantrums and sullenness are indicators of an emotionally unhealthy child.   Some children will not join the crowd because they feel they won’t be accepted. They shy away from being part of the group, and can become loners. They aren’t used to being accepted—they haven’t experienced the feeling of being accepted. As they get older there are definitely certain indications—constant bed wetting, (check a physician for physical problems) and nightmares. If the parents don’t really care to discipline, set boundaries and provide right and wrong lessons, the child will be emotionally immature.  Behavior is set by the parents.  Sameness, schedules, chores and routine are necessary. Children respond to structure. Children have to know what to expect an s what is expected of them.

Mothers and fathers have different ways of parenting. What are some activities that can promote parent/child bonding as a joint effort between mother and father?

Approving of what they [children] do. Teaching them, clapping for them or when they are older just approving their activities. The key is though, both parents have to approve.  Positive behavior should be acknowledged.  Constantly correcting a child will result in more negative behavior. Distract them in place of constant correction.  Learn how to distract your child into a more positive frame of mind.

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