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violarose finished reading the book How can you help your child succeed? on July 14th 2021
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Title: How can you help your child succeed?
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Everyone wants to see their children successful and happy, but often they do not know how to properly push them to action, how to help and support.

According to research, the early years play a key role in the development of a person's psyche and character. It is in childhood that the future is largely laid: from attitudes towards oneself and the world to the skills of dealing with stress. Formed attitudes can be changed, but it will take many times more effort. Therefore, a huge responsibility falls on the parents: to a large extent, the fate of the child depends on their upbringing and support.

1. Cultivate Confidence

Many were brought up on the fact that it is better not to go anywhere, not to stick out, taught that they are no different from others, and "I" is the last letter in the alphabet. Often, modern parents begin to repeat this with the best intentions: to save the child from disappointments and failures. "He doesn't know how to do his homework better, let's order it in the essay help" I would like to warn you: the world is not such a simple and joyful place, they will try to use you, some things will be hard, or maybe not work at all. However, this approach leads to the fact that the child stops, plunges into lack of confidence in himself and in his capabilities. If you show him that you do not doubt his uniqueness, the existence of a special talent in him in one area or another, this will give the child inner strength to try new things, dream and strive for more.


2. Give it a try

Almost all children have a period when they want to be actors, astronauts, doctors, teachers or veterinarians. Today the child asks to record it at the dance, and tomorrow he dreams of karate. The first impulse is to tell him, "Stop already!" However, it is very important to allow your child to try different activities and hobbies and not to scold for inconsistency. He will not be able to understand his talents and aspirations if he is afraid to try new things because of his domination over him "if he takes the tug." If he is not at all interested in some objects in the glass, it may help so that the child can devote time to what he likes. Perhaps such a list of different professions will help determine the future field of activity faster than others.

3. Allow you to make mistakes

In raising babies, there is such advice: you should not pull away the child's hand if he reaches with his fingers to the hot kettle, even if it is better he will burn himself slightly once, but will remember forever what “hot” is. This rule can be applied in a broad sense as well. It is hard to watch when a child is going in the wrong direction, about to step on the "rake" that you are well aware of. The first thing you want to do is stop him, warn him of the danger. But this is exactly what you shouldn't do.

Let your child explore the world on their own. You can repeat dozens of times, share your experience, but until a person tries, he will not understand why a freshly boiled kettle does not need to be touched, and the "rake" should not be stepped on. Moreover, there is another danger in such control: what did not work out for you may well work out for the child - and the situation has changed, and he is a different person. But how will he personally determine his capabilities and limits if you immediately withdraw him?

4. Learn to cope with failure

The child tried to jump over his head, or perhaps did something contrary to your advice and failed. Often in such a situation, I want to remind you: but you were told that this will all end. But such a reaction will lead to the fact that next time he will not even try, fearing to fail again and again receive a stream of ridicule and humiliation. It is necessary to convey to the child (and remember for ourselves) that failures are completely normal, they are a natural part of any process and sometimes bring even more benefits in the future than victories. Show that defeats do not make him worse, give the child the opportunity to complain to you, support and offer not to quit what he started, but to try again. Only without fear of possible failures, a person can freely move on, search and try, find unusual methods and solutions.

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