Parenting Plus quiz by The child plus children’s Hospital Week 2 Explanations
Parenting is an art. Everything happens to your child and your response can be scientifically explained. Here we provide scientific and psychological explanations to the questions in ‘parenting plus quiz’ by Thechildplus children’s hospital.
1. A controlling and very strict parent will
Correct answer: Make a child very bad decision maker.
Children of strict parents are forced to follow rules that make them less competent in making decisions on their own
Strict parents always want children to follow their advice and instructions and will not entertain the child questioning and reasoning with them. Everything goes by the rules the parents set and there is not much space for any opinion. It’s like “either my way or the highway (either you listen to me, or you can leave my house).”
Parents should encourage children to think independently, share their opinions without fear, listen to them patiently and encourage it if found reasonable enough.
2.As a parent which toy you will buy your 7 year old child as summer vacation gift?
Correct answer:Science experiment set
When buying toys for children buy those which promote positive emotions like empathy
Children love to play socially and parents need to encourage it considering that children are getting addicted to handheld devices. Social games are those activities which help children relate socially and identify themselves with real life roles. When promoting social games, parents should try to avoid games which generate happiness by hurting a fellow being, like shooting, war or fighting games
3.Madhu, Mother of 4 year old child stayed 24*7 with her child. She stays with her in every single routine activity. Obviously she loves her more than anything. But is that good for child?
Correct answer: No. Overprotective parents are not good for child’s psychological health.
If you are a parent who wants to lend a hand and supervise every activity the child does, it may not benefit the child in the long run.
Such parents are called helicopter parents. They are like choppers that always hover above. These baby-boomer parents enjoy practices such as calling and complaining to their professors about grades the children have received. They take their children everywhere with them (or follow them everywhere/keep an eye on them all the time), and are involved in all their decision making, not giving them adequate space to explore and expand on their own.
The problem with helicopter type of parenting style is that there will be sudden unexpected situations in life, when the child is faced with an otherwise insignificant stressor and the parent won’t be there. They will have poor coping skills and are easily vulnerable to stressors.
Parents should encourage age appropriate independent activities under supervision, and never try being helicopter style parents.
4. Mr.Mahesh completes every demand of his 5 year old child, Pihu very instantly.
Correct answer: Mr. Mahesh is teaching Pihu a very bad habit.
When we meet children’s demands without delay, we are teaching them instant gratification
Children live in the present moment. For them, there is no tomorrow or next time. To add to this, they are hyperactive, inclined to explore and restless by nature. Moreover, parents now are liberal, with the nuclear families and single children, giving them more purchasing power.
Parents have an innate tendency to meet the demands of the child without delay. This leads to a dangerous phenomenon called ‘instant gratification’Buying children things they ask for without much delay leads to instant gratification, which will be a disadvantage for parents in the long run.
5.My 6 year old still wets the bed. Should I be concerned?
Correct answer: We will Book online appointment at Thechildplus children’s hospital at earliest.
Bed wetting is not normal after 5 year of age.
Bedwetting happens when a child pees during sleep without knowing it. Many children will use the toilet well during the day long before they are dry through the night. It can be many months, even years, before children stay dry overnight.
Most children, but not all, stop bed wetting between the ages of 5 and 6 years old. Bedwetting is more common in boys and in deep sleepers. Bed wetting also has genetic predisposition.
Consulting Paediatrician will help you find any organic problem with your child’s helath. Bed wetting can be treated with support and guidance from paediatrician.
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