Do you think your kids should know more or do more than the age that they are? Do you think they should be wise beyond their years?
I have been teaching kids and their parents for over 30 years and I have seen all kinds of parents, from ones that understand what abilities children have at their age, to those that think they are adults at the ripe age of 2. Know anyone like this? Are you like this?
I met a women today who was amazed that her son did not jump right into an activity at the age of 18 months. This little boy has not been on this earth on his own for even 2 years. How is he automatically supposed to feel secure in a new, foreign situation that he has never had any experience with?
We as adults, very often get impatient with our young children because they simply are not doing what you think they should be doing. Sound familiar? You however, really need to stop and think of who your dealing with. Does your child even have any idea of what you are asking of them?
I’ll give you an example. Sitting at a family-friendly restaurant, my Grandson (who was 1.5 years old) was being silly and wiggling and making a bit of kid noise. My son looked at him and said, “This is why we don’t go to restaurants, because you don’t know how to behave.” I had to laugh and say, he doesn’t just know how to behave in restaurants, he doesn’t know how to behave… period. He is 1.5 years old and for that matter, he doesn’t know what a restaurant is, either.
Your job as a parent is to teach, guide, mentor and set an example for your children to learn from. This is what will give them the tools they need to grow. If you’re not sure, educate yourself and learn what their abilities are.
A child’s brain, is always developing through their toddler years. They are not just born with instant brain power. They need to learn logic and grow the left part of their brain. Their brain is filled with emotion and that is how they react to most situations because that is what they are capable of. They need to have language development and conversation to enhance their brain growth. They need to be taught and have explanations of various behavior patterns and social experience. Work with them, teach them and excite them as they live their first experiences each and every day.
Doing this will certainly make you wise beyond your years and will create a child full of wisdom, common sense and left feeling accomplished and confident.
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