Over the last years throughout the South Asian countries, more and more emphasis is being placed on early education and care. In spite of a lot of investment in education by governments in the region, children in these countries are not growing up properly. For a healthy cognitive, social, physical, and educational and emotional development, the importance of psychological stability of children is inevitable. And the psychological stability of the children is very much influenced by proper parenting. With growing awareness, parenting is increasingly being considered as a skill that needs to be honed through experience training and love indeed. The proper role of the parents is to provide encouragement, support, and access to activities that enable the child to master key developmental tasks.
Study shows that harsh behavior of parents can hamper the mental growth of children and adolescents to a great extent. This in the long run can hamper their intellectual development. Hence, each and every parent should engage in and intervene into the life of their children, with great carefulness, for their proper growth.
Psychological stability of the children is
very much influenced by proper parenting
It is observed that the negative attitude of parents makes children lose confidence and self-esteem. It also makes them feel less-important and unwanted, as a result they lose attention in study and do avoid social gathering.
No matter whether it is home or school, in our society children often have to face pessimistic approaches in different ways. With the increasing population, competition among children for better education has risen to a great extent. It is needless to say that parents and teachers scold and punish the children for breaking simple rules and failing in exam. Critical attitude of teachers also play a crucial role in building children’s low self-esteem. Hence, teachers too should deal with them softly and be assertive instead of being strict and tough.
Policymakers need to facilitate change in parents’ behaviors, taking into consideration factors such as parents’ beliefs, social support, and mental health status. We believe a little understanding of a child’s psyche, love, support and a lot of patience can change the life of children in a positive manner.