10 practical recommendations for daddies

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8960_016_papa_b.gifA father’s role in a child’s life cannot be overestimated, but some happen to underestimate it. To avoid this, follow 10 simple rules-recommendations of fatherly dialogue with a child.

1. Mother should give father a possibility of interaction with child, since first days of life.

Father can participate in baby care: change diapers, help bathing, take for a walk, feed from a small bottle and so forth. Thus his actions should be accompanied by tender words and smile to a baby.

2. Game takes important place in father’s interaction with a growing up kid. Unlike mothers, fathers are inclined to arrange vigorous, unpredictable games, which are especially pleasant to children. Mothers should not forbid such games on the ground that game with father is not similar to game with mother.

3. Fathers communicate with children more in public places, such as zoo or rest park. It is useful to organise such joint walks of father with child.

4. Fathers, who often communicate with small children, become significant figures in a child’s world. First of all, they become a model of behaviour,  which a child starts following to. The more dialogue and interaction with father a child receives, the better effect it has on a child’s mental development.

5. Adults, caring of a child, should try keeping his behaviour in certain limits. Sometimes parents think that any control over child’s actions will prevent his creative activity and independence and consequently just look helplessly, when a kid does everything he wants. Other parents are convinced that a small child should behave meaningly in everything, as an adult. They supervise and limit a child’s behaviour, do not give him independence. Any instructions of parents should not be beyond common sense and are obliged to consider requirements of children for safety, independence and creative activity.

6. It is necessary to show children reasonable demands and insist on their performance, let a child know clearly what you expect from him, and be consecutive. It is necessary to concentrate efforts on support of desirable behaviour, instead of eradication of undesirable.

7. Avoid unjustified application of force and threats for control over children behaviour. Their use forms similar behaviour in children and can become a reason of such unpleasant features of character, as malevolence, cruelty and obstinacy.

8. Censure and prohibition should be used very cautiously. It is necessary to state censure and prohibition softly, benevolently, censures of a child’s personality are inadmissible, you can address them only to his concrete actions. So, do not say «you’re bad», but «you did bad». After prohibition or censure of any action it is necessary to show a child positive example.

9. Praise your kid for successes. If something is impossible for a child, help him coping with difficulties, support, allow feeling success. It is not necessary to praise for unsuccessful actions. It can deform self-estimation. Estimation of children’s achievements should be adequate to a reached result.

10. And the most important thing – love him very much, and he should never forger about it!

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