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October 2, 2012

Why Child Psychology should be focused on the study of Children’s Needs



Why Child Psychology should be focused on the study of Children’s Needs

Children are the greatest and the most precious blessing that one can have, but when it comes to their training issues there are many questions, queries and training hurdles that come in parent’s way. Some of these obstacles that parents are confronted with, especially during the early years of life, are due to the inadequate knowledge that they have about Child Psychology. They fail to understand the needs and requirements of their children at different time periods as a result of which they lose the title of the best parent that they have always yearned assiduously for. (Batler & Tamis, 2006)
A major question that can be raised here is the need for addressing this issue of child psychology, the issue of profound significance because children like other human beings belong to a particular and diverse cultural and social background and the psychology of a child is molded according to the environment that he or she has been a part of. Therefore it is equally important for parents as well as for teachers in educational institutes to properly address to the needs and requirements of the child according to her psychology which can only be acquired if there is proper knowledge and information about the ways in which different children with their different psychological and behavioral makeover is properly studied. With the help and understanding of child psychology, parents and teachers show a better approach towards the resolution of matters that they have initially found difficulty in dealing with. For example by carefully comprehending the principles of child psychology parents and teachers can deal with the problem of aggression in children with equivalent ease as the science of child psychology sheds light on the ways through which their aggression can be transformed into tranquility rather than punishing or persecuting the child which on the contrary, aggravates greater rebellion and anti-social element within the child temperament. (Herbert, 1996)  
A common and prominent way that has been devised to foster greater connectivity and nurture a stronger bond of love and care between parents and children is through the process of Connection-Engagement Parenting sessions.
It is important to mention here that it is at the parental front where the initiative for understanding the psychology of child has to take place. Most of the parents in feedback to most of the situations or acts performed by their child, reach in a way as their parents did. Almost all parents after scolding or beating their child feel terribly uneasy and guilty and do realize that they should have abstained from committing the act that they did, they even promise their child that such actions will not be repeated in future, but such an action is yet again repeated as they do not have knowledge about the alternative and better ways through which the issue can be resolved. With the help of Connection-Engagement sessions many parents have claimed that they have able to find a silver lining that has helped them harvest a better relationship with their children. The sessions address to some very intrinsic questions as to when does you behave violently, what are the ways that a parent can apply to understand and look through the heart of his child, the ways through which negative programming of a child can be transcended, how to control child tantrums from integrating into their behavior permanently and how to discover the deepest needs of your child. If proper attention is given to such aspects of child training there is no doubt that the child-parent relationship will blossom as they will able to understand each other and address to their needs in a better and well-managed way. (Family Matters Parenting Magazine, 2005)       






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