A vital way of creating an effective emotional connection within the family is understanding one another. Though similarities exist amongst family members to a large extent, yet the minimal differences therein are quite important to give adequate attention. Learning these instances as a parent will be very helpful in becoming effective while nurturing and guiding the children as they tend to know more about the immediate environment, society, world, and their personality. Each child has his or her unique character, that is, they are made up of traits that make them who they are.
Moreover, we are in an age where, being the parent who will be there for the children is becoming less feasible, as a result of us parents spending most of our time at work, rather than being with the children. Therefore, imbibing the culture of understanding children’s language can be strenuous, but dedication with respect to time will definitely make a change in the whole scenario. The art of parenting has been a frustrating one from time past; ‘issue of balancing time spent at work with the one dedicated to parenthood.’ So many people have come up with various theories about effective and efficient parenting. Some of these theories are applicable whereas some are largely ambiguous, while some that are applicable are not effective as required.
Delving into ways through which parents can largely understand the children’s language, the first step to consider is to bear in mind that as a parent one has gone through series of mentoring, corrections, guidance, as a child. With this mentality, the parent can easily predict what the behavior of the children might be. Taking a look at emotional development, most times children tend to act on their feelings without the resultant (actions) consideration. This might be a result of feelings not well managed, so developing the children’s emotion can be achieved by helping them (children), have a cue of their feelings at the moment. That is teaching them how to put their feelings into words. For example, if a child feels bad about something personal, the parent who should have noticed this can easily say “it seems like you are feeling bad right now”. With this, the child is encouraged that someone understands him or her, whenever the parent is not around, the child can handle whatever emotions spring up due to past advice that would have been given by the parent.