The growing child-Becoming sociable

lucib30 By lucib30, 30th Dec 2016 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Your child acquires an understanding of other people through relationships with family , friends of all ages, and strangers. Your child learns how to fit in with others, how to make friends, and how to show consideration.

Becoming sociable

As your child grows you notice many different changes. At first, your child is wide-eyed with delight when he or she meets a stranger. After the age of six months your child becomes more cautious, and more dependent with the parents. The child must be left to discover whether a given situation is dangerous or safe. Leave your child alone to find out, but stay close at hand. This is important at children’s parties, where a parent can stay until the child feels secure enough to join in the games.

However, your child becomes unusually shy, itmay be due to a parent who is overprotective. This can prevent your child making his or her own assessments. As such a child develops, he or she lacks confidence about the ability to judge a situation, and instead tries to avoid it.

In the older child, shyness may stem from a fear of teasing. Teasing may be aimed at some obvious or imagine defect. A birth mark or deformity may be the focus of comment by other children; or they may pick on some minor problem, such as blushing. Teasing always continues if the child reacts openly to it. The teasing soon stops if the children is able to ignore it. But sometimes the child is called a nickname by which he or she becomes known throughout school life, regardless of the initial reaction. A physical deformity may have been present since birth. Your attitude reassures your child that family love is unaltered, and as far as you are concerned, the defect is of no significance.

Bullying in school

Your child soon encounters bullying. The reason why a child becomes a bully are complicated. It may be because he or she is overprotected,because he or she is spoiled, or because there a tensions of home that are not noticeable to outsiders. It is difficult to take a bully in hand without causing problems between families . Explain to your child that the bully may be a very unhappy child, and that in any case, violence on your child’s side is not going to make the situation better.

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