How does attention play role in kids’ growth – Parenting Guide

How does attention play role in kids’ growth – Parenting Guide

How does attention play role in kids’ growth – Parenting Guide Lack of attention from parents is the worst. Kids would much rather have attention from their parents and engage with them than have material goods. Money can’t buy love. If the kid is already spoiled, the parents already didn’t give him enough attention. When children feel loved, they are calm and less demanding and don’t misbehave because they want to please the parents since the parents have been caring and nice to them. The way to turn around a spoiled child is to start spending enjoyable time with him, thus, allowing him to feel good about himself and feel loved. If there isn’t love in their hearts, there will be an unfulfilled hole that will negatively affect them their entire lives until they find someone else to love them.

Positive Effects of Attention

Having a healthy, positive relationship with your child is crucial for many reasons—even discipline. When you have a healthy relationship, your child will strive to do his best under your leadership.

Think about it this way: would you be more motivated by a mean boss you didn’t like or by a helpful supervisor whom you respected? If you’re like most people, you’d do your best work when you’re under a great leader.

Parents who provide good leadership and who have their child’s respect are also more likely to motivate their children to behave. One of the best ways to be a good leader is by giving your child lots of attention.

Daily doses of positive attention reduce behavior problems. But that doesn’t mean you have to devote every waking hour to your child. Instead, quality time is key to strengthening your bond.

How does positive attention help?

When kids receive regular doses of healthy, positive attention, they reduce their attention-seeking behaviors. Kids are less likely to whine, ask the same question over and over, or start poking at their sibling when they’ve been given regular doses of positive attention. Positive attention helps build a healthy relationship with your child. When you have a tight bond, positive consequences, such as praise, become much more effective.

Provide Daily Doses of Positive Attention

Provide each child with 10 to 15 minutes of your undivided attention each day. For some parents, that may not sound like much. For others (especially parents with multiple children) giving a child one-on-one time can be a bit of a challenge.

Set aside time to do an activity together. Play a board game, engage in imaginative play, or play with your child’s toys together. For older children, go for a walk or just spend time talking. When possible, allow your child to pick the activity.

Parents, Going to Every One of Your Kids’ Games Matters More Than You Know

An amazing article was written by CAITLIN GALLAGHER in which the effect of parents’ priorities for child passion was incredibly described. I can’t help but share it.

At every game, I would search for their faces in the stands. When I found them, I knew I mattered. I knew my dreams mattered.

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