Do you think that after the toddler stage, all hard work is done? Well, everything’s just getting started, Mommies! When your child is in school, more things are to be expected of them. Surprise, surprise! Welcome to the world of real parenting. Talking to children is very different with that of adults. Here are tips on how to deal with your little one:
1. Make a routine
Talk to them on a regular basis, like during lunchtime, Sunday morning breakfasts, and being in the den after school. With that, they may feel that they need to converse with you about something.
When your child is at play, maybe you can device some question and answer games in order to make their minds think and start a conversation. Try educational games so that it will be an enriching and fulfilling activity.
3. Nothing’s wrong with asking
Encourage your little one to ask questions. That way, they will remember those little things winding in his mind.
As parents, your children will always listen to you for advice. But this should be in a less preachy way so that the kid won’t feel so under you. Always follow with a question after advicing like, “What do you think about that advice? Is it doable?”
5. Car rides
When you and your child go for a ride, they respond more since you are not face to face with him/her. When given some space, kids talks endlessly. Cherish the moment because it is hard if they are too quiet and not sharing their feelings with you.
Being parents may seem like taking another degree in college. Yes, they take up most of your time in the world. It may be that hard and stressful, but if you see your little one progressing in life, you cannot help but feel very proud!