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We all want our kids to grow up to be strong and confident individuals. However, it is not an easy task. And, we as a parent try our hardest to get the job done to perfection. For that, the first thing we must do is creating a positive environment in which our children can strive and do well in their future. We must make them understand how the world works today and help them learn things in a way in which they can grasp. The physical and mental development of a child takes place during their young age. Hence, we must focus on their personality development in their early years.

Top 10 tips for personality development for your kids

  • It must be your number 1 priority 

Yes, being a parent must become your first priority. It might become tedious, managing both your work and home. However, you must spend quality time with your children, no matter what. The way you behave with your children during their early years has a great impact on them. Hence, make sure you utilize it to the fullest.

  • Review 

When you become a parent for the first time, you are basically new to this. Therefore, reviewing yourself will improve your parenting skills and help your kid.

  • Go over your behaviour in difficult situations.
  • See how it impacts your child’s behaviour.
  • Make sure your expectations from your child are reasonable.
  • Don’t give labels

Putting labels on your kids is probably the worst thing you could do. Therefore;

  • Never compare them with other children. This can really break their confidence.
  • Let your child have his or her personality. Don’t ask them to change, just enhance it.
  • Don’t make your child behave the way you want them to. Let them explore themselves.
  • Accept it and move ahead

Nobody is perfect. So, the next time you are dealing with your child remembers this.

  • Don’t expect the moon from your kid.
  • Be sure you encourage them to do what they want to do and help them excel in the field they have chosen for themselves.
  • Push them to achieve their passion.
  • Never ever discourage them from bringing up something her or she is not good at.
  • Pay Attention to your child 

Media, television, internet, pretty much everything has the power to influence your kid. Therefore, pay attention to all their activities and interests. Make sure you know about all the new things they learn.

Your child looks up to you. They will always try to copy their parents and their immediate family. Therefore, especially in front of your children, you must be on your best behaviour at all times. This will also help you improve.

  • Rules are important 

When it comes to developing your child’s personality, rules play an important role. Make sure you establish a set of rules to help shape your child’s future.

  • Communication is the key here. Talk to them, start a healthy communication system with them. They must feel comfortable with you at all times.
  • Create a strong bond with your kids.
  • Punish, but not sternly 

Never ever abuse or hit your children. This has an adverse effect on them and can dampen their spirits, making them choose the wrong path. What you must do it. When your child makes a mistake, first make them understand. Tell them what is wrong and what is right. When you punish them, do it in a loving manner. You must let them know the reason why you don’t approve certain behaviour. Make sure you let them know that it makes you disappointed, but you love doesn’t decrease.

  • Listen

Don’t underestimate your children. No matter what, give them your undivided attention. It makes them feel important and valued. Never shut them off without listening to them, even if it is something silly.

When your child has a concern, you must tackle it like it is the most important thing in the world. This makes them realize that you are their number 1 confidant. This will increase their confidence and strengthen your bond.

  • Help them

Growing up is hard. Understand that. You were a kid once. Therefore, always be there for your kids to help them whenever they need it. However, you must not try to help when they don’t need it. It will make them feel less about themselves. So, help when asked. You are their main support. You are not just their parent, but also their friend, their guide and so much more. So, always stay will them through their ups and downs and help them move forward.

Just remember that every kid is unique. So, opt for a method that works best for your child. With your immense love and support, they will grow into confident and wonderful adults.

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Writer at Edustoke and Spectrum Ms Narasimhan is a senior educational professional with over 34 years of experience in the field of Education. Having trained as an IB professional in the Middle Year Programme (International Baccalaureate) for International schools, she has varied experience working in India and abroad teaching Economics, social studies and English. She has worked as an Education Development Specialist with leading organisations like Career launcher, S. Chand Harcourt and Universal Learn Today (an India Today Initiative). She has also authored the book Reasoning Skills for young children.

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