From talking and reading to infants to making values clear, parents exert enormous influence over their children’s development. They are, however, not the only influences, especially after children enter school. It’s especially important that parents give children a good start, but it’s also important for parents to recognize that children come into the world with their own temperaments, and it’s the parents’ job to provide an interface with the world that eventually prepares a child for independence. In a rapidly changing world, parenting seems subject to fads and changing styles, and parenting in some ways has become a competitive sport.
But the needs of child development remain relatively stable. There is such a thing as over parenting, and aiming for perfection in parenting might be a fool’s mission. Too much parenting may make children unable to cope with the smallest setbacks. There is also such a thing as too-little parenting, and research shows that lack of parental engagement often leads to poor behavioural outcomes in children, in part because it encourages the young to be too reliant on peer culture. Ironically, harsh or authoritarian styles of parenting can have the same effect. (Adapted from Psychology Today)
I have two children and have studied parenting extensively. Knowledge of ages and stages and how a child’s brain develops have a huge influence on how effectively and kindly we parent our children. Hypnotherapy and NLP can help parents communicate better with their children and cope better with stress and anxiety. This can lead to a happier and more fulfilling experience of being a parent.