If You Have A Child At Home Who Is Below 18. Read This!

I was doing a research online about parenting and child behaviors and then i found this post, so i felt the need to share it.

This is from a blog written by a child psychiatrist - momspresso.com

Many of you would be aware by now about what happened to a "class ninth student of gundecha education academy ended her life by jumping from the top floor of the building where she lives with her parent - 2018". Cause is unknown. We are no one to judge her or her family. Family is at loss and so is she. This was two years ago, and this year 2020, we can only imagine how many kids have lost their lives to the cold hands of death by committing suicide. The cause sometimes remains unknown.

"I am jotting down some points that i went through while doing a course on special education and childhood emotional and mental trauma and disorders". - Dr. Chirag Jain.

These are some points every parent should always note and be aware of:

1. A child is prone to depression much more than adults.
2.Till the age of 18, a child can be prone to mental illness , disorders and depression.
3. If a child is showing any kinds of withdrawals , sitting quiet for a long time, dreaming , sudden loss of attention span, too many distractions and not interested in anything, temper tantrums, bouts of anger or crying too easily on petty things, please sit with the child.

4. Take leave from work, go for a vacation. Leave everything and talk to him or her. No need to ask her why is she sad or aloof. Just discuss general things to encourage her to open up. Assure that you are there whatever happens.
5. Don't ask your child to adjust too much to any changes in life. Everyone has a level of adaptability. Let it happen at its pace.

6. No academics is important than your child's mental and physical health.
7. No comparing the child with others rather compare with his/herself. For instance; When you did that test, sang a song, played well last time, we were more happy.
8. Children should play till the age they want to. Play is stress busters. Physical exercise is also a stress buster. If they don't get a chance to play due to less kids or weather, enroll them in some hobby class or pursue a sport.

9. If they like to dance and sing they should do that everyday.
10. Please don't burden them with school homework, engage them, be there with them if you are available. let them see home works as something that will make them better and do well.
11. Talk about everything that we converse at home appropriately based on their level. Let them be aware of life’s dealings.

12. Listen to them too. If they don't want studies for a day or two, please give them that break. Don't force it on them, instead explain the consequences of that break.
13. Allow and encourage them to befriend like minded kids . Let them meet their friends sometimes under supervision. Talk about their friends and their family. Allow child to gauge the nature of her friends so that he or she knows to judge correctly.
14. Probably many of us didn't witness or even heard such incidents because we had plenty of friends to talk and share our thoughts.

15. Nowadays because of growing instances of manhandling, abduction etc. We don't allow them to go down and play on their own. However, we need to make some time for this. playing , having good friends and parental interaction with kids are critical.
16. One of the best way to deal with a child having any addiction like media, bad company, drugs etc is by diverting him or her and keeping them busy with tasks they are interested in.
17. Building up their emotional intelligence and helping to manage their emotions is important.
18. DO NOT HESITATE to take professional help if in doubt or if needed. Do not take things for granted by ignoring.

Ensure you used this post to increase or create more awareness among parents. Every emotional turmoil can be sorted through right intervention and communication.
Life is priceless.

Credit: momspresso.com

Shared by - Anthony Matthias


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