What would be your natural reaction when your children do not meet your expectations? Would you burn with anger and shoot negative words all over or take some time to analyze the situation and approach it compassionately?
Indeed, parents may not be able to control their emotions when children behave least expectedly. However, positive words can help them realize their mistakes, take corrective measures and gain confidence. Read on to find out how positive words can impact your child’s development.
- Words Form their World
Children develop good vocabulary at a very young age. They pick up words and emotions from their environment. If they are used to hearing kind tones at home like ‘Please and Thank you, they will reverb the same.
- Don’t Overdo
To see your child behaving well, don’t overuse positive words to the extent that they struggle to meet false expectations. Try to balance it out because your child needs to feel good about themselves and face real-world challenges.
- Engage in Conversation
Engagingly talk to your child. Stretch the conversations so that your child becomes more curious and asks questions. This process invokes reasoning. Discuss happy and sad feelings connecting events during the day or on the go. makes children well equipped to respond to situations better.
- Different Meaning
Children may attribute different meanings to a word you use as a parent. Do not let your child stay in that confused state of mind. Instead, ask what they understood. If the interpretation was wrong, correct it immediately.
Children who grow up listening to positive words will develop a sense of empathy. They will know the value of hope and stay self-motivated. Such children will approach difficult situations more empathetically.