Emotional skills are very important in a child’s life where he gradually develops just like the other skills. We as adults face a lot of challenging situations when it comes to the child’s Emotional Development. We ought to help him build his Foundation in Emotions.
Toddlers Town will give a little guide for you to follow. Let’s break down into two stages.
Emotions at the early stage
During the child’s first stage of development, it is easy for you to know whether the baby is Emotionally down because he cries for everything. When he is hungry, a wet nappy, struggling for potty he cries and shows his Emotions. Apart from crying and showing their hunger and etc they also smile or laugh when they are happy. It all depends on the bond that you are building up with your baby. Since the day he comes to this world he sees you. You are the one who can talk because he follows your lips and make sounds trying to converse with u. You can make your baby feel comfortable and confident about himself. There are times that you do not understand the reason for his cry. A small advice for you, do not stress on that. Keep your child aside safely and rest for a while. Do not let your anger overtake you.
Emotions when the Toddler starts Montessori Life
In the Prepared Montessori Environment, the Trained Montessori Adult plays a big role. Some children have a totally different character when they come to school. But the Trained Montessori Adult can handle the child carefully without destroying his Emotions. You can also try these at home. As I have mentioned before you must build up a relationship between u and you Toddler in order to gain self-confident and love. You need to help your child how to control his Emotions when he gets angry.
- You should not shout back at him. Remember that you are a role model for your child. If you get angry of course he will follow you. If you raise your voice, there is no doubt he will raise his voice when talking. So always be calm n try to control yourself. Rather give a hug and make him calm down without saying a word.
- Sometimes you have got to be firm. For example, if he wanted something which you said you will give later and since he did not get it, he throws a tantrum. Just be firm and ignore for a while. Being firm means not just saying NO or being harsh or smacking him, dashing things on the ground. You have got to calm your tone and say what you want. I also prefer communicating at that time. Not long conversations or explaining why it is not OK to do what he is doing. You can share what you feel. He will also try to express himself when he is sad or angry.
I have an experience which I cannot resist telling you. I had two students in my Montessori Class, and they are Emotionally threatened I would say. They were just uncontrollable. Because they both had family issues. Parents are separated. And I saw them going through a very hard time. When they came to school as soon as they enter the class they cry and throw a tantrum. At the beginning it was hard to tackle them but later slowly I approached them and started making them my assistance. I also spoke to them when they did not listen to me. I opened and expressed how I feel when they do not listen. It was amazing to see their changes. They did not stop crying when they came each morning, but they became calm after some time.
These things you will not develop in a day. You have to practice these and eventually you help your child to develop his Emotional Skills. I hope it was helpful to you. And let’s meet with another useful topic – Toddlers Town.