Little children are like clay, they grow up in the way you mould them. If you are a parent to a child, it is crucial for you to nurture them with love for their development. Today’s post will give you an insight into why nurturing relationships are crucial for child development and what can you do as a parent to incorporate it, so stay with us till the end.
Getting started with your child
With a loving and nurturing relationship, you child is able to boost productivity at home and in school. Through relationships and parental bonds, a child learns how to think, communicate, behave, develop social skills, and express emotions.
You are the first role-model for your child at home
As a parent, you are the first role model to build intimate relationships of trust and love. Moreover, children that grow up in a nurturing environment develop positive self-esteem and confidence. Relationships that are deeply connected also promotes mutual respect at home and in the outside world.
Mind your relationships with others
It is not just the relationship you have with your child that is important, but the bond you have with others that shapes their development. The manner in which you communicate and behave with people like your friends, spouse, relatives, etc, shows to your child how they should behave with others as well.
At the same time, your child will learn how others behave in return. For instance, if you are respectful and kind towards others, your child will emulate you.
The importance of playing with your child for building loving relationships
In the first few years of your child’s life, his/her key way of learning and development is through play. Your child loves playing as it gives him/her the chance to observe, explore, and experiment. At the same time, you child learns how to resolve problems and make mistakes.
Quality time with your child establishes mutual respect and trust
Your presence with your child during play time gives him/her the confidence to experiment, explore, and make mistakes. The time you spend listening, interacting, talking, and playing aids your child’s brain development, and life skills. Moreover, being with your child helps you to build a solid bond as both of you are spending quality time with each other.
Enhances positive self-esteem and social skills
With regular play, your child builds resilience, confidence and communication. All of them are life skills needed for adolescence and adulthood. Loving and warm nurturing relationships also indicate your child will have fewer mental health problems and other behavioural issues at school. Even a simple game like peek-a-boo at home with a young child helps him/her to develop trust in you when you disappear and reappear. This simple act enhances the cognitive abilities of thinking in your child.
For babies the same element of play works too. When your baby squeals out to you for playing, he/she is developing their motor skills and language. When you respond to your baby’s calls, he/she understands they can trust you when they call.
Strong attachments build a positive responsive nature in your child that will go a long way in life with success and hence very important for overall child development.