Positive parenting builds children’s self-confidence to accomplish their tasks successfully, which acts as a great booster for the self-concept during childhood development.
The energy in growing years is actually directed towards creativity and productivity, which we adults see as naughtiness. Inability to meet the expectations leaves them with distressing feelings.
Children have high self-esteem and judge themselves according to their ability to produce socially accepted and valued outputs. Only positive child rearing practices can help them through the stress: Children lack the ability to understand and manage their stress adequately...
Misbehavior is the sign of poor self-concept.
Children aspire for recognition of elders in their environment. They would love to behave so such that it wins the admiration, if they only had the confidence in their ability.
Misbehavior in children is a cry for help.
Positive reinforcement, caring concern, solutions to the problems and affectionate guidance are great inputs in helping children build their
Unfortunately, our methods of disciplining often lead to sequence of undesirable child rearing practices, such as unreachable demands, humiliations, indulgences, over-permissiveness, or neglect. The recommended practices for parenting middle childhood gives more details on the subject.
Good self concept is crucial for personality development of an individual. The environmental factors have a direct effect on children’s self-concept.
Children’s self-concept is considered to be adequate when they feel:
A child who feels good about himself, is satisfied with life and accepts the world to be a good place to live in. He develops the "I am OK, You are OK" view towards the people in his environment.
Conflicts in the parent-child relationship are most marked during teens, when teenagers develop a questioning attitude that is primarily directed towards authoritative guardians.
Permissive parenting is harmful for evolution of optimal self-concept:
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