How Parent’s Behavior Can Affect Child’s Development?


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  • Parent’s behaviour, whether it is good or bad, can affect the child’s development. Therefore, child development should be focused on overall wellbeing, including physical, mental, and emotional.

As you know that kids are more like sponges; they absorbed whatever behaviour they are shown. If you reprimand them, they will absorb the anger. Similarly, if you will keep a gentle and loving behaviour, they will reciprocate it with everyone they will meet and greet.

Therefore, this won’t be wrong to say that children behave like their parents and hence, parents should be more carefully through the phase of child development (from the age of 6 months to 5 years).

Parent’s Behavior Should Always Be Positive And Happy

When your children find you happy and positive in all the life situations, they will find it easy to reciprocate the same attitude when they are amidst hard times. They will learn to be happy and contented even if problems are all around.

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How Parent’s Behavior Can Affect Child’s Development?

Moreover, they learn to behave strong and show the best of their courage if they are thrown with challenging issues.

Negative Parent’s Behavior Is Detrimental To Children

When you negate a lot and discuss too many negative things with and around children, they tend to absorb all the negativities. It could be anything from badmouthing about relatives, cursing life for the failures, or even your boss. Such negative expressions will make them see only negative aspects of every person, situation, and things.

Teaching Kids Discipline In Front Of Outsiders Can Make Them Antisocial

When parents discipline their children beyond the limit or often scold them in front of an outsider, they may become antisocial and not consider his actions, which may affect others. Such type of behaviour makes kids antisocial and leads to bad mental health, substance abuse, interest in crime, etc.

Parent’s Behavior Like High Temperament And Anger Leads Kids Toward Depression

Parents showing high temperament and anger have a high rate of leading their kids to depression. Children have a low level of physical and emotional bonding, which makes them feel lonely and depressed all the time.

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How Parent’s Behavior Can Affect Child’s Development?

In most cases, children tend to hold grudges against parents. The behaviour reveals when their parents reach their old age and require the support of their kids in their retirement age.

How To Bring About A Positive Change In Child Development?

  • Stay positive all the times
  • Never shout on your children whatsoever be the matter
  • Always give reasons if you are negating something
  • Set rules for daily routine and social
  • Always present your kids with choices to make them decide right for them
  • Listen to them even if your kids are wrong
  • Set a good example for your kids
  • Do not raise your hands ever on your children
  • Reward children if they have done something good
  • Talk to them about their day and allow them to express their feelings

Parent’s behaviour has an impact on overall child development. Therefore, parents must limit their attitudes so that they don’t set any bad examples for bad upbringing.

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