Kids Development


Learning children Learning children is selectively when they play: sometimes they learn the things they want to and often these are the things you would like them to learn; at other times, however, you might have to help them a little (for instance, when they learn how to use a potty, how to wash and get dressed, what should not be touched and where they should not run).

Here are some tips for Learning children that can make things easier for both of you:

- Do not rush things until you are sure your child is ready.
- If it is too soon to teach them something, you may both get disappointed in the end. If it does not turn out as expected, let a few weeks pass and try again. It is nothing serious. Your child may easily learn to eat with a spoon but nevertheless want to be fed when they are tired; likewise, they may wish to return to nappies after they tried the potty a few times.
- Don’t get upset. Don’t take Learning children as a failure. It would not be long before they realize they should learn a lot if they are to turn into independent grown-ups.
- Keep it safe. Children under three cannot really understand why they should not fiddle with electrical equipment or pull the leaves off plants. It’s easier just to keep things you don’t want touched well out of the way.
- Be encouraging. Your child wants to please you. If you give them a big smile, a cuddle or praise when they do something right, they are much more likely to do it again. This approach works a lot better than telling them off for doing something wrong.
- Be realistic. You cannot expect perfection or instant results in Learning children. If you assume everything is going to take a bit longer than you thought, you can only be pleasantly surprised.
- Set an example. Your child wants to be like you and do what you do. So let them see you washing, brushing your teeth and using the toilet.
- Be firm. Children need firm, consistent guidelines. So once you have made a decision, stick to it. For example, if you have started potty training but decided your child is not ready, it’s fine to give up and try again a few weeks later. But a child who is in nappies one day, out the next, and back in them the day after is bound to get confused.
- Be consistent. For the same reason, it’s important that everyone who looks after your child teaches them more or less the same things in more or less the same way. If you and your partner, or you and your childminder, do things very differently, your child will not learn so easily and may well play you off against each other.
- Do what is right for your child, for you and for the way you live. Don’t worry about what the child next door can or cannot do. It’s not a competition!

No one is perfect, and Learning children is sometimes very difficult process!