Hello Parent! We meet again. After covering the physical and cognitive aspects of baby’s growth, we will now move on to the emotional aspect of your child’s growth. It’s no surprise when we say that ‘You, as a parent, are the biggest influence on your’s child’s emotional growth.’ The person your child will grow up to be is the person you that you mold him to be.’
Quite a few factors come into play as far as the emotional growth of your child is concerned. Listed below are some of the factors that will contribute to the emotional growth of your child.
Every child is different: As a parent, it is extremely important for you to understand that every child is different. Your child may respond differently to people and things in his surroundings. For example, some children respond happily to strangers holding them whereas some children get uncomfortable and want to return to the arms of someone familiar.
There’s no standard measure for emotional development: Like physical and cognitive development, there are no standard charts to measure the emotional growth of your child. The two factors that essentially influence your child’s growth are: the people he grows up with and the environment he grows up in.
Keep your child’s comfort zone in mind: Your child's the happiest when he is comfortable. It is vital that you understand and respect your child’s comfort zone. A little push to learn something new is okay but too much pressure to grow emotionally and socially can have drastic effects on your child. Any sort of change should be introduced slowly and gradually.
Have a good relationship with your child: Handling a baby is a difficult task and it is very natural for you to lose your calm. However, your child should never feel as if he is in an unsafe and vulnerable environment. A good home environment will help your child develop long lasting and loving friendships and relationships in the long run.
Your child observes everything: Your child is observing and picking up everything that is happening around him. They pay attention to how they are being spoken to, taken care of, pampered, etc. These observations stay with your child for good and will help him develop strong relationships and a strong sense of self-esteem.
Minimize the restrictions: A restricted environment is possibly the best way to put a halt to your child’s emotional development. Your baby should have utmost freedom with all his activities be it playing, crawling, interacting, etc. The more your child will explore, the more he will learn and grow. As a parent, you need to provide your child with all the necessary resources for emotional growth and development.
Sounds doable? It absolutely is and if you need any more tips on how you can contribute to your child’s emotional development, help is just an app away! Consult a pediatrician in less than 30 minutes only on DocsApp.