Parenthood is the hardest job in the world, but done right it can be the most rewarding. Teaching a child the right way from a young age will pay dividends. A child needs guidelines in which to follow in order to develop into a well rounded adult. Showing the child the right way from the start will make the growing and learning process easier for them.
A child taught to use manners as early as they start to talk will use them naturally as they progress through childhood, manners might not be high up on modern day parent’s lists of priorities, but, the concept of manners brings with it also the concept of respect for others, the two go hand in hand. A child who has grasped the concept of using their manners correctly will also have an automatic understanding of showing respect to their peers and elders, making it easier for them to share, and respect authority figures such as their teachers when it is time to go to school.
Children who are given mental stimulation, engaged regularly in conversation, taught how to play with toys and share the experience with a parent or another person, assisted to create something and enjoy what they have created and are encouraged in all they do will learn to focus, learn through play and enjoy creativity. These children will be more advanced in their speech and knowledge by the time they are ready for school, whereas children who are put out to play or left to their own devices will seek to destruct out of boredom or to gain attention as they know no other way, they will have a smaller vocabulary and their speech may be underdeveloped. These children may also find it difficult to relate to other children and make friendships, often preferring altercation instead.
A set bedtime and a good bedtime routine is advantageous to both parent and child as a child who has a routine will go to bed calmly and sleep well with little or no trouble, leaving the parent with much needed ‘me’ time. A child who has not been given a set bedtime or has no routine...