1. Direct the good emotions in the child
According to Ross Flom, a professor of psychology and neurology at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, developing children’s emotional intelligence is an important thing to do.
It is important for the child’s cognitive and social development. Parents should help her learn to read good emotional cues.
For example, when a child is playing, then accidentally there is another child who bumps into it.
Then the parents should immediately respond to the incident. Like saying to the Child: “Sorry, dear, your friend is not intentional.Come on, tell him if you’re okay.”
So parents need to help the child to understand that it is an accident, so he does not need anger and resentment to the child who accidentally hit him. Children also begin to be trained to identify the events that exist.
As for, if the child thinks that the incident was deliberate so vengeful to his friend. So this is not good because it makes the child will tend to grow with poor academic, social, and cognitive abilities.
Teach positive emotions in children, this will spur the child’s intelligence. The child will have a good emotional intelligence, which is very important in social interaction until he is a god.
2. Always provide breakfast to children
Research conducted at Ulm University, Germany, found the result that students who start the day with breakfast, have a sharper memory and more vigilant compared with students who do not breakfast.
A study in the UK found that a breakfast that provides complex carbohydrate intake helps children maintain their mental performance. So the child has a good ability inattention, thought, and memory.
You can give your child a healthy breakfast, such as fruit, oat cereal, low-fat milk, or protein-rich foods such as eggs and nuts.
Children who regularly eat breakfast can improve memory and concentration while studying in school.
Glucose contained in the food consumed at breakfast, beneficial to the child’s memory mechanism.
3. Praise the child in the right way
Research shows that children will work harder, and they will be encouraged to do something better when children get credit for their efforts. Especially the most influential is the praise of his parents.
Praise in question, which is to praise their efforts, not to praise their intelligence.
For that, instead of saying, “Uh, my mother’s daughter is so clever,” … So it’s better to say, “Wow, you must work very hard, yes, to get this result.”
This can foster a growth mindset in children, the belief that he can do more … which he will be sure will benefit from what he did.
4. Give children stimulation according to age and condition
All parents want their child’s development optimally. However, not a few parents get stuck into a hurried parent, which impressed in a hurry to provide stimulation for children.
This is explained by Indri Savitri, Psi., M.Psi., Counseling & Education Manager of the Institute of Applied Psychology University of Indonesia (LPTUI).
In order not to happen “hurried parents”, make sure the child first has been able to independence, the ability to communicate the child is good, and children feel comfortable and safe.
A simple example in toddlers, when taught read at age 2, 3, 4 years, actually at that age, teaching children only need to process the introduction, no need to expect the child has mastered completely at that age …
… later, at the mature age of 5 years, the child can be easier to read well.
Parents also need to give children space to develop their child talents. If you are not sure about your child’s talent, invite the child to join the various activities he/she wants …
… or it could be by experimenting with various courses (to find a match with the child).
A talented child in a field will look very enthusiastic when following the activities that become his talent.
After that, parents need to make sure the child enjoys activities related to the development of his talent.
5. Meet the needs of love in children
A psychologist explains that kisses, hugs, and caresses are of great value to the child. With a child feeling deeply appreciated by his or her parents, it will drive him to do something positive.
Crying done by the child is one way to get attention. If the needs of love and love affection on the child has been met, then the child is not easy to cry.
For that, parents should pay attention to the child’s mood. Mood greatly affects the spirit of children’s learning.