"I want my child to have a strong personality." "I want my child to be self-confident." "I want my child to be the best."
Can you hear yourself saying these sentences? Who doesn't dream of having a confident child who stands out from the crowd and is willing to spring into proper action when asked to? In fact this is what every parent wants, however the upbringing of a child who is psychologically and behaviorally stable, with a strong, independent personality requires a lot of patience.
Your first step on the way to develop your child's personality is understanding it and this is done through observing the child’s words and behaviors. Talking with your child's teachers and asking them about her or his behaviors in the nursery can offer a great deal of help.
It is worth mentioning that developing a child's personality doesn't require changing it. It is rather about allowing them the freedom to behave and helping them overcome their shortcomings.
First and foremost, taking care of your children's nutrition is an essential part of the child’s development and in order for them to grow into healthy individuals. Naturally, that contributes to the improvement of their performance and boosts their self-confidence.
At the age of two, the child starts to appreciate the love and security they are provided in a nourishing family environment. Although they are bit too young to lend you a helping hand, you can let them handle some simple house chores like tidying up their rooms. However, don't burden them with instructions and orders, and remember to acknowledge and praise their good deeds.
At this young age, children tend to imitate fictional characters they love in stories or on TV. You can take advantage of this by choosing the right stories and TV characters that portray positive behaviors. Also, calling your child endearing nicknames like "the superhero of the family" or "the brave lion" can foster their sense of self-worth.
During their developmental phases, children undergo several psychological and physical changes that affect their personality. Turning three, your child grows more comfortable expressing their desires and appreciating the care they are provided. This requires you to rethink the approaches you adopt to deal with them in cooperation with the nursery. Parents should be regularly in touch with their child's teacher to be aware of their progress and address any behavioral deviation at an early stage.
Comparing your child to his/her peers is probably the worst thing you could do to their well-being. Remember that we don't need to create copied individuals, so let your child develop their own personality without limiting them to behave the way everyone else does. Try to develop and shed light on the distinctive traits your child possesses.
At "Little Academy Nursery", we are aware of the responsibilities we share with parents in the process of developing their children's personalities, and we make sure to always provide ongoing feedback. We report to parents about their children's creative potentials as we observe their behaviors, the pictures they draw, their interests in music, the children they prefer to interact with, the games they get excited about, the stories they like, and how they react towards other classroom activities. All of which can enrich your understanding of your child and help you develop their personality.