Frederick Douglass once said: “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men” which in Spanish means: “It is easier to raise strong children than to repair men broken”. If you stop to think for a moment about what this phrase means, you will realize the great truth that it conveys to us. A child who does not receive a good emotional education will be an adult with problems.
The key to raising a strong child and avoiding having to fix him as an adult is to establish a strong support system in asa so that he grows up satisfied with his achievements and ambitions. The goal for any parent is to help a child feel competent and secure, to be able to develop a sense of purpose by taking into account their abilities and their limitations. It is education at home and working with emotions that is crucial for children to grow up strong and emotionally healthy.
Cultivate Emotional Intelligence
Cultivate Emotional Intelligence is necessary to that children are able to express their emotions assertively and that they are also able to understand the expressions of others. Emotional Intelligence allows the comprehensive development of the child thanks to respect for their emotions,helping them grow up to be a stronger child, something that will undoubtedly help prevent them from becoming a broken adult that must be repaired .
Parents who have this clear, will be informed to educate their children based on positive discipline, respecting the feelings of their children at all times, making them see the importance of their actions as well as the responsibility for their actions. A child will be aware of his mistakes and weaknesses but also of his strengths, thus being able to cultivate a strong self-esteem.
Praise their efforts (and not so much the result)
Each child has unique gifts and talents, there are many children who shine without the need for it to be reflected in good grades. A child may love music, be good at karate, dance great, or enjoy chess. Do not underestimate the possibilities of improvement of a child when he likes a particular activity.
For a child to discover her passions there is no to underestimate the moments of play. When a child plays in the yard, when he dances in his living room, when he chases bugs in the garden… there are many opportunities in the game that help improve intellectual, physical, personal and emotional development. >
Spend time with family
Children need to spend quality time with their parents in order to develop in a healthy way and with strong emotions. Don’t worry if cooking is not your strong point, your son needs to be by your side and have dinner with you every night. Due to today’s life, it is not always easy to find time to have breakfast or eat as a family, jobs and responsibilities outside the home do not allow families to be together as long as they would like, but it is necessary to find the right time to do so.
The moments around the table will allow your child to spend time with you, to know your values and to know the importance you give to spending time with the family. The children who eat lunch or dinner with their parents are more likely to reach their goals and not develop eating problems. It is very important that if the family schedules are very different, find a meal (breakfast, snack…) so that the family can get together and talk about how the day has gone or will go.
And of course, no You can forget to give hugs, kisses and “I love you” every day to your children so that they know that they are the most important thing in your life.