Parenting a Sensitive Child

Parenting is the process of raising a child through every developmental stage. It is done by providing an environment that promotes healthy growth. Parents should understand their kid’s temperament and character to enable good parenting. An active child can process information faster and is curious about their surroundings. Also, a parent should have a unique disciplining approach for a sensitive kid. By doing this, they will promote smooth parenting while meeting the child’s unique needs.

Provision of Downtime

Empathetic kids are susceptible to over-stimulation. For instance, they may feel overwhelmed when in a large group of people. Loud music can also disturb their concentration. Therefore, guardians should ensure that they are in a relaxing and quiet environment. They should also get a chance to engage in activities that make them relax and settle down.

Create a Routine

Creating a daily routine for sensitive children allows them to settle. They get familiar with their daily program, which makes them feel safe. They also get less active and have an undisturbed day. It is advisable to notify the children when there is a change of routine. Doing this ensures that they are comfortable with the forthcoming changes. They also prepare and adopt the changed program without feeling disturbed. Praising them for cooperating also makes them feel part of the decision-making process.

Verbal Expression

Most sensitive children communicate through actions. For instance, a child throws tantrums when they are angry. Therefore, teaching children how to express their feelings in words can be helpful. Learning communication skills allows them to outgrow special care. They end up becoming independent as they grow.

Use of Neutral Tone and Voice

Susceptible children are more receptive to low and neutral voices. Speaking in a low tone creates understanding and makes the child give feedback too. Note that talking to a sensitive child in a neutral voice enables them to concentrate on the message conveyed. Also, it elicits positive actions.

Good parenting allows a child to grow through all developmental milestones. Therefore, parents should know their child’s temperaments. Knowing this helps them determine whether they need special care. Creating a routine is also vital. Children should also learn to express themselves as they grow. Also, disciplining them with love and respect is advisable.

This article was originally published on BryanDunst.com

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