Helping Your Child Adjust With New Discoveries
As your child grows up, he will discover quite a lot about himself, about his surroundings and about the people around him. Change is sure to make him feel uncomfortable as it can become quite tedious for him to deal with it. Here are some simple ways you can try to help him.
1. Introduce change on a daily basis. A small dose of it every day will help your child get used to what it will be like going ahead. If he hates going to school and becomes cranky every morning, help him by means of pretend play where he gets to be the teacher and you are his student. This will help him get used to the idea of school.
2. Listen to your child with open ears as he may have a lot to complain about. As he goes through change, it is pretty evident that his is uncomfortable and he will want to voice it out to you.
3. He may resort to his old tricks of throwing tantrums or crying uncontrollably to communicate with you about his discomfort. Talk to him as much as you can. Allow him to talk to you as well. This helps strengthen the bond between the two of you.
4. Show your child how much you love him and care about him. Use actions like hugs to establish that you will support him no matter what. This will help him feel safe.
5. Make him understand that this is only just the beginning. Get him used to the fact that there will be a lot of changes going ahead. Do this in a subtle manner so that it does not completely freak him out.