One of the most delicate entities that you ever have to deal with is the mind of a kid especially in the eon of 21st century. In the tender age, neither is it definable as to what is going on in the mind of a child nor is it possible to claim the ways in which this mind can be shaped. Thus, nurturing this entity gets a bit cumbersome. However, there is no denying the fact that the cognitive development of a kid totally depends on the way their minds are nurtured. Be it the talent or the skills, characteristics or the habits as well as the behaviour everything in one or the other way is hinged to the way we nurture their minds. Considering all this, we can relate to the saying, ‘Child’s mind is like clay that can be moulded in any shape and size.” Irrespective of whether you have become parents for the first or the second time, there are surely some difficulties that you are sure to face while nurturing the mind of the kid and with this article we tend to offer you some support.
1. Do not rely on past methodologies completely
We can in no way cling to the ways and means followed by our ancestors to develop the mind of the kid. It is true that we can borrow and inherit some of the best ways they followed but in no way can simply copy paste their ideas. Kids in every generation have their own unique ways of understanding and adopting things which implies that nurturing the mind of a twenty-first-century kid is different to that of a 20th century kid.
The means and ways of survival change from time to time. With the advancement of technology and globalization in the twenty-first-century, this survival seems quite overwhelming to some. The kids in today’s epoch are highly influenced by the technology and the mass media and both these factors have an impact on their mental growth as well. The only way to prevent your kid from the detrimental impacts of excessive exposure to this technology is by spending more and more time with them. You need to give them the touch of human interference which will enable you to understand them and their mind functioning better.
In this 21st century the modern devices have already modelled your way of raising kids. Lack of sufficient monetary fund requires both the parents to work which results in lack of appropriate time to spend with the kids. This has further required parents to put their kids in day care schools and the things that they were supposed to do for their kids are now being done by a hired employee. We may not take it seriously but it does impact the appropriate nurturing of the kids brain. We in no ways are questioning the abilities of the day care staff but the touch of affection that mother or father can offer to the kid no one else can. All you need to do is make enough room in your life so that you can spend appropriate time with your kid to know him better. At the same time, spending time with them also give you an opportunity to know what is going on in their mind and what share their brain in taking. Earlier there were no day care schools and parents managed looking after their work and kids as a result of which there was almost negligible proportion of kids having a poor mental health.
At times parents become over conscious of having to spend time with their kids. They misunderstand spending time with kids and interfering in their lives which results in adverse impacts on the 21st century kids mind so by default is more inclined towards freedom. So, it is important that you spend time with your kid and keep a track of all that is going in his life. However, in no case try to be over interfering.
5. Quality not quantity
When it comes to spending time with your child so as to boost his mental health, you need to understand that you need to spend quality time with your kid. There is no point sitting with your kid and telling him about your day and routine without paying attention to what he has to say. Even if you spend a little time with your kid ensure that in that time you lend your ears to him and listen to all that he has to tell with patience and attention.
With these tips you can have an insight into the functioning of your modern era child’s mind that will be of great support at ensuing good mental growth of your kid.