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5 Personality Development Tips That Work Wonders With Kids

By Aradhana

I truly adore kids! Aren’t they like a breath of fresh air in your otherwise mundane life? Right from the first words they speak to the first steps they take, every first calls for a celebration. Picture coming home from a tiring day at work and getting just one glimpse of your child’s happy face – isn’t it the best stress buster in the world? Sure is, for me!

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I’m a blessed mother of two beautiful kids and raising them has been quite an adventure! In the journey of bringing up my children, I have made many mistakes. I have learned what works for them and what doesn’t. Each child is different and responds differently to various situations posed to them. Here are key personality development pointers for children that I believe every parent must keep in mind while raising a child:

  • Lead by example - Kids emulate what their parents do. Know that you are role models for your children. It’s amazing how observant kids can be so you must always be vigilant before saying or doing something that may impact your child’s behavior with others. Often say phrases like “Thank You”, “Please” and “Sorry” around them when the need arises. Habits like these will help improve their behavioral skills.
  • Bring out their sporty streak – These days, kids are generally glued to the TV or are busy playing video games at home. Parents resort to these mediums as easy ways to keep the child entertained, but little do they realize the consequences. Obesity, poor eyesight and mental stagnancy are just few examples of what the idiot box can do! Encourage your child to pick up a sport they like and help them get better at it. Not only will this inculcate good traits of sportsmanship and team spirit, but it will also keep your child healthy. I personally ensure that my kids head out and play for 2 hours every day!
  • Avoid comparisons – If you have two or more children, it’s quite natural for you to compare them at times. If one sibling does something well, the other is chided for not doing a good job. Doing this can make your kid feel less loved and develop resentful and negative emotions. Try to teach your kids to do the right things, in the right ways. Don’t compare.
  • Encourage participation in creative activities – Kids are inherently creative. They enjoy things to do with drawing, coloring, building and crafting. Encourage your child’s creative aptitude as this will not only make him happy but will also improve his cognitive abilities and learning skills. Art is also a wonderful medium of self-expression. There are many untold truths about your child that his creative piece of work can unfold.
  • Learn To Say NO – We all love our children more than anything in the world. We want to shower them with all the happiness and pleasures that are in our capacity. But by saying yes to everything they ask for, we do them more harm than good. Make sure that you are firm with your children if they put forth unreasonable demands and say no whenever necessary. This will help your child in the long run when he has to deal with people and will make him mentally stronger.

Kids are highly impressionable, and we as parents have to nurture good ideals in them especially in their formative years. The values you inculcate in your child today will determine his future tomorrow. Be additionally careful about the things, people and mediums your child has an exposure to. Enjoy your journey of parenthood; there’s truly nothing as satisfying!

About the Author

I am Aradhana. I am a passionate writer and love to write on topics like parenting, wellness, health and lifestyle. I believe good health is the key to success and happiness. I am a contributor for natural news, elephant journal, naturally savvy and MomJunction. Through my writings, I want to motivate people to develop healthy habits and adopt natural ways of living to achieve sound health.

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Comments:



bmom says:
02-12-2016


The most important trait is missing: teach your kids to be confident. That's the key to everything else. they need to be confident about who they are and what they do. Help them boost their self-respect, and improve their faith in themselves. Thanks.

Eno says:
06-10-2017


This is a nice post.I would add that you should never label your child. That's on the top of my list of things you should never do. Even if you compare your child with a good person, it is wrong, Let them express theiir own personality, without having to behave in a specific way.

Bhuvi Kumar says:
06-21-2017


nice post for about to become parents ,Avoid Comparisons and learn to say no are the two things that parents usually miss out.

Vinay Sharmaa says:
06-23-2017


confidence boosting, encouraging, good values, motivating and being supportive to them and helping them to explore their true self is a must for every parents to do and as eno said no comparing is also a must which a lot of parents do thanks for sharing this blog aradhana you pointed out a lot of points which some parents generally miss out

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