Nurturing your child: 5 important tips

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You may be providing your child with all the basic physical need such as food, shelter and clothing. However are you providing your child to cover their emotional needs? So here are a few ways to provide for your children emotionally.

Firstly, you need to be aware of their development stage. You need to observe how your child is progressing. This way you won’t be expecting too much or too little from your child.

Secondly, learn to use positive words to provide mutual respect and trust. Don’t say negative things like “that is so stupid”. You are only setting a bad example for your children. Your children will grow up using those words too on their children and the cycle goes on. If you disagree with your children, keep your voice level and never start screaming.

Thirdly, you need to observe your own problem solving and coping skills. When you are feeling stressed out, do you vent your frustration on your children or your spouse? Do you resort to alcohol to reduce your stress? Chances are, your children will also follow your actions. So start searching for healthy alternatives to cope like exercising.

Fourthly, remember to embrace your children’s talent. Don’t go comparing your child’s accomplishment with other children’s accomplishment. You need to appreciate how unique your child is. Your child may have talent that other kids don’t have. So celebrate their successes. Tell them you are proud of them.

Lastly, love your child unconditionally. All your children want is for you to love them and accept them for who they are. So spend lots of time with your child. Your children will only be kids once so appreciate them when they are still young because when they are grown up you will start wishing that they were children again.

In conclusion, remember providing for their physical needs are not the only thing needed to take care of a child. Remember to nurture them. The children of today are the future of tomorrow.

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