World Health Day is celebrated every year on April 7 in order to promote awareness about general health and well-being. According to WHO’s definition of healthy, it is an essential part of human happiness and wellbeing. Health does not only mean being physically healthy but it is also about being mentally and socially healthy. If a person has all these, he/she is considered to be healthy. Did you know? Every year there’s a theme for World Health Day, for the year 2022 the theme is “Our Planet, Our Health”. This year the limelight will on be nurses and midwives, who are often forgotten in this busy world.
COVID-19 has affected the social, physical, and mental health of both parents and children as schools were closed, and they were not allowed to go out and play. But the effects of that trauma still linger around somewhere, some people are over with it and some are still trying to overcome it. If you have been struggling with keeping your child healthy, then trust us you’re not alone.
Every child in this world comes up with a unique personality and the character of each person differs from one another in some way or the other. This unique personality is the only thing that stays with a person throughout their life. The surrounding in which a person grows also plays a critical role in shaping their personality. So, here are some positive parenting tips that will lead to healthy child development.
Being a parent, it is your responsibility to instill a positive personality in every aspect to groom your child by developing confidence to face hurdles and challenges. To achieve all this a lot of patience is required and you need to be very soft with your child. You are their mentor; they will learn their life lessons from you. The lessons taught by a child’s mother & father are something that they will remember throughout life. A child needs your love and friendly relation with you in which they do not have any formality and can share whatever they want freely with you.
Show them that you Trust
During the initial years of a child’s life, a child observes and does things that make him obsessed with himself. This is the stage where he learns things on his own. This stage is followed by playing, imagining, and a bundle of fantasies, and the learning keeps on going continuously through discipline and knowledge and various other things that come in between.
A lot of physical and mental developments indeed happen at the early stage of childhood, therefore it should be significant for parents to inculcate positive traits in them. It is very important to deal with your kids in the right way as your behavior can do wonders or can even spoil their behavior. The atmosphere at home can leave a serious impact on your child. Being aggressive in front of your child can lead to him adapting the same qualities.
Communicate with them
The difference in opinions doesn’t mean you will stop communicating with your child. Communication is the key to success. Be calm and listen to them carefully. Try to understand their point of view. Kids like to express themselves by talking and describing especially when their language skills are developing. Support them completely by providing them with answers. Being rude or ignoring them will be an obstacle in their thinking process. The more and more they share their problems with you they will become excellent leaders and decision-makers.
Don’t make a comparison
Another barrier is when you compare your kids with others. Comparison can lower their morale and hurt their self-respect. Always appreciate them, celebrate their success, and promote them for their success as their abilities are still developing.
We hope the above-mentioned positive parenting tips to help you on your journey of raising independent and capable kids. In simple terms, healthy child development would mean that you change your attitude on how you discipline and teach your child. The techniques used by parents in earlier times may not be relevant in today’s time. As responsible parents, we need to keep well informed with the best tips to allow our kids to become their best versions.
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