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Every new mother wants to ensure that they are doing everything in their power to nurture their baby to the best of her ability. How you care for and nurture your baby will have life-long effects and can improve their quality of life overall. Your relationship with your child is of paramount importance. How you treat your baby really does matter, nature can only take them so far. How you nurture your baby will affect their emotional, social, intellectual, language skill and motor skills. Therefore your role is of paramount importance.
Trust is the cornerstone of your baby’s development. Without it, your baby will have difficulty in building relationships, will have a lack of confidence, and will find it hard to move forward. It is your job as a mother to create their availability to trust. You can make them feel secure and loved. You will give them faith in life. To do this, you need to be responsive to your baby’s needs. Cradle and hug your baby, show they are loved and listened to. Speak, sing, read stories and give your baby a lot of eye contact. As your baby grows, so will their needs. You need to be attentive and acknowledge the little things they do. Ensure that everything you do is catered to your baby’s particular temperament. This is a clear indication that you understand them. As time goes on, you will come to understand your baby better. If your baby is not developing as you expect, it is possible that they suffered a brain injury at birth. This means you may be entitled to compensation to help you through this heart breaking predicament.
Children learn through imitation, and if you are impatient, so will they be. Do not get enraged every time something goes wrong. Instead, carefully, calmly, and systematically work out your next step so your baby can see this behaviour. Play games with them and show them how to behave. Being patient will also enable you to understand your infant better. Watch facial expressions and their movements. It won’t take long before you understand them better, and you can then begin to give them the right feedback. Also consider that toddlers do not see time in the same way. Ten minutes to them is a lifetime. Avoid giving numbers to timescales. Instead, tell them what you are doing before you can help them so they can watch you and learn in the process.
The more empathetic you are to their needs, the more their social competence will be raised. In order to develop socially and have meaningful relationships, you have to be able to understand how someone else feels. When your child is old enough to grasp what you are saying, describe how their action can affect others. This is a process that will need a lot of work but is essential to their ability to act in the social world. Also, consider the effects of television on their behaviour too, as children will model what they see. Additionally, pay close attention to your child’s needs to show then you care about their feelings.