Building effective relationships with children
Building an effective relationship with your child is like making a deposit in your child’s piggy bank. In other words it means the process of building of a relationship should be slow and steady and it should be continued for life.
The formation of the connect must start right from their crucial years ,that is when children learn talking.
Children are keen observers ,they listen to what we say and they imitate us. Hence its important for all the adults around them to build an effective communication and relation with the child and make sure they channelize it in a right way.
In a preschool, the teachers and the caregivers can build a meaningful and a positive relationships with each and every child by understanding each child’s preferences,interests ,background and their culture
In these early years of your children, it is important that parents and teachers bond together as a team to build strong connect with children, thus it is a two way effort.
Teachers engaging in strategies to build a positive relationship with children;its like they are making a deposit in the piggy bank. On other hand if the parents nag , criticize children; its like withdrawal from the same piggy bank.
So people who are always around children need to ask themselves whether they have been able to make deposits or withdrawal from child’s relationship piggy bank.
Here are few important tips and tricks that everyone around children can keep in mind while building a positive relationship with a child:
a. Greet every child at the door
b. Listen to child’s ideas , stories and be an appreciative audience
c. Give hugs,high fives and thumbs up for accomplishing the tasks
d. Engage with a child in some play
e. Have conversations over meals
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