Make Sure Your Kids Interact With Their Family Members From A Young Age
- Your child is exploring the world around him, be it at pre-school, playground, at relatives', etc. His interaction with people outside family largely depends on how independent he is, his self-esteem, as well as communication skills.
- To foster these skills in your bundle of joy, it is important to spend quality time and build positive parent-child connection with him starting early on.
- Get to your child’s level. For instance, join him to play with blocks or board game. Take turns to play and make it more fun and interactive. Encourage your child to try new things. This builds his confidence and self- esteem. Avoid criticism, labelling or yelling at him.
- Include activities that emphasize the importance of family time. For instance, have meals together, playing board games on weekends, going to the park together, etc.
- Give your little one undivided attention when he talks to you. Listen without interrupting him. Avoid negative facial expressions. This way you are showing how important his views, opinions are to you.
- Avoid distractions like TV, talking over the phone, etc. during the bonding time.