Emotional ability is not something you have from birth, that is, you do not have it innately; it must be learned during childhood. Parents must know some techniques to develop and promote emotional skills in children from their earliest childhood.
Promote the emotional development of children
Next, we will give you some simple keys so that your children can develop that emotional maturity so important for life.
Accept your child
You must accept your child unconditionally, show your love and acceptance no matter what. It is necessary for you to develop your own identity. This will have an impact on all interpersonal relationships you have in the future.
All children need physical and emotional contact. For good brain development, your baby must have a lot of physical contact throughout the day. It is as important as any basic need (such as eating or sleeping). Give affection to your child as often as you can and also show affection to your partner in front of your children. In this way, you can model a healthy relationship, something that will affect your child’s future relationships.
Talking is as important as listening. Never forget to listen to your children, but do it for real! While they are talking to you, don’t look at your mobile. You have to make sure you have time to stop and listen to what they are saying to you at all times. Whatever they are telling you, then respond from the heart.
Create a safe and quiet environment at home
The home environment is crucial for the emotional development of your children. The family environment should be organized and peaceful. In this way, you can create a healthy atmosphere in which to learn through discovery without fear and with mutual respect. A safe and quiet environment will give children the all-important sense of physical and emotional security.
In this sense, your home should also be a physically safe place for your children to explore without fear or restrictions. Fragile or valuable objects will not have to be within reach, and those that are dangerous must be well stored. If a child grows up in an unsafe environment, parents should avoid exploring it all the time, although if the child listens too much, “be careful” or “don’t touch that,” he will not feel safe and may generate insecurities in his life.
Lots of playtimes!
Playing is the best way for children to learn and develop their emotional maturity. In addition, participating in symbolic play teaches children to express what they feel through play and thus better understand their emotions and understand others. Children will rehearse various situations through play. Water, sand, or play dough games are ideal for relieving emotional tension.
You must always be available
When your children need you, you should always be available. The time you have with your young children is limited as they grow up too fast and will learn almost everything from you. Don’t be distracted while listening to them and give your full attention. Go the extra mile if necessary so as not to look at your phone during the time you spend with your children. Being emotionally available to a child is just as important as attending to his physical needs.
Have time for them
In addition to being available for your children, it is also important that you find time in the day to spend together with your children. Quality time that is not cluttered with screens or doing things other than paying attention to them.