Being aware of the capabilities of each stage in a child's growing life is
important. This is to ensure that no unnecessary expectations or
demands are made on the child.
Allowing and encouraging a child to express his or her feeling freely is
one way of teaching a child how to cope with difficulties. The
teachings and guidance extended should be done in a positive manner
to ensure the element of violence is not part of the expression process.
Making an effort to respect the child and the expressed feelings of the
child is paramount in building a strong relationship where the child
feels confident in broaching any problem or situation.
Establishing an open communication style is beneficial to both
parties. This style allows the child to be confident in the listening
capacity of the parent without being judgmental or unduly harsh.
Encouraging the child to be open and adventurous will help the child
to build their own individual confidence and personal disciple levels.
They will then be able to have the independence and self worth that
comes from being able to cope when exposed to different things.
Above all a child must be confident in a parent's love and acceptance.
With all the other negative elements in the world today, being able to
count on a parent's unconditional love is very important. If this
element is present in the relationship most children can cope better in
It is quite simple to be able to provide for the basic necessities of a
child such as food, clothing, shelter and others. However when it
comes to providing the nurturing element in a child's life a little more
thought and energy needs to be exercised. There are some general
guide lines that can and should be followed to ensure the emotional
health development of a child.