The development and popularity of competition among kids are higher than ever before. Fortunately, kids are adaptive and willing to go an extra mile to achieve the ranks in competitions.
Parents understand and encourage such competition but some of us take this way too seriously. Condescending a kid based on his lack of participation in such races is never noble. Encouraging them to be over-competitive is not a solution as well; it’s actually risky and may drive them to an obsession for winning.
Following are the ways to prevent your children from getting anxiety issues…
An honest feedback or response to your kids’ hard work is a major step in nurturing them and encouraging their work the right way. When it comes to feedback for our kids’ work, we try to hold punches and give them a sweet lie as a feedback. That may look good as for a brief time but is definitely harsh in further future. Honesty can help them build creative prowess and iron confidence.
Marilyn Redmond who is an owner and a Spiritual Counselor at Angelica’s Gifts believes
“Children model what the parents have from their background. If the parents get counseling, take classes for self improvement, or find a spiritual life style, there is no reason to have anxiety”
Kalyani Agarwal who is a Parenting Adviser says
“Permanent elimination of anxiety from your child’s life is almost impossible. So help your child become an expert on coping with anxiety.”
A cocky behavior and an overconfident thinking might be a result of over-praising the kid. Be respectful of his talent and achievements, but avoid being over-proud of them. Developments of ego and attitude problems are the bi-products of over.