Focus from weakness to strength- 4 Top Strength-Based Parenting Techniquesby Presidium School Schools
By trying to be perfect parents we always try to raise a perfect child; without understanding the consequences and anxiety it causes to the child. They soon start feeling stressed to fulfill your expectations/aspirations, says a senior faculty at one of the top schools in Indirapuram Ghaziabad, Delhi NCR.
It would be healthier if we could focus on their strengths and make them feel empowered. This is exactly what strength-based parenting approach is. It is positive and promises a joyful and rewarding experience for both, says one of the child psychologists at one of the best schools in Indirapuram, Ghaziabad.
Benefits of strength-based parenting approach:
As parents we tend to focus on their failures and what they lack. Soon children believe that there is something wrong in them and constantly try to rectify that, be it at school or at home. Strength-based approach instills faith and aims to make children believe in themselves and encourage their self-worth and enhance self-esteem. It helps enhance their innate abilities. This helps in dealing with stress, conflict, or anxiety, which are common difficulties that we usually face. Consequently, they feel good about themselves and are able to see well in every aspect of others. It transforms them to become a positive person with better social and life skills.
Let us find few techniques for the strength-based parenting method, as explained and appreciated by a child psychologist and parenting expert from top schools in Indirapuram, Ghaziabad:
It is natural for us to point out the weaknesses and shortcomings of the child, as we want them to improve on those skills. However, in this approach, we need to purposefully reinforce the positives. For example, when your child involves in any act of kindness, we can label it as good behavior and appreciate them. This will shift their focus from negative attributes to positive characteristics. When we constantly try to correct them, we make them believe that they are not good enough, says a child psychologist at one of the best schools in Indirapuram, Ghaziabad. We can always motivate them to overcome their shortcoming.
We need to identify the strengths and area of opportunity. You may observe or do so by using psychological assessment tools to recognize them. We can also take help from multiple intelligence assessments to test their interests and talents. Also, teachers, grandparents or other family members can share their observation about your child’s interests, says a senior faculty at one of the top schools in Indirapuram, Ghaziabad.
They may have completely different interest areas than what you have expected. We need to understand that every child is unique and can fulfill unique destinations. We need to accept them for what they are and what they like. We as parents need to understand and should be respected for their innate talents and likings and never criticize them as it can blow their self- esteem, says a child psychologist at one of the best schools in Ghaziabad, Indirapuram, Delhi. It is our job to avoid being judgmental and let our child become confident in what they are.
Once we have identified their strengths it is pertinent that we give them first-hand experience to nurture these interests. Parents must verbalize else it might be taken for granted and create opportunities to showcase their talents and gain confidence in it, says a senior faculty at one of the top schools in Ghaziabad, Indirapuram, Delhi.
It is important that we take extra initiative and look at their strengths and motivate them to hone their skills and gain confidence. All the best!
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