How to help the child to be himself and not be influenced
Parents want the best for their children. They try to guide them and teach them everything they know so that they grow up in a healthy way and so that they have enough tools to be able to handle the world in the future. The problem appears when adults unwittingly raise their children in such a way t
Parents want the best for their children. They try to guide them and teach them everything they know so that they grow up in a healthy way and so that they have enough tools to be able to handle the world in the future.
The problem appears when adults unwittingly raise their children in such a way that they are influenced by them. That is, parents educate their children do not realize that the child who is easily influenced at home, can drag this weakness to other environments in which coexists. However, it is important to help the child to be himself and not be influenced by others.
Low self-esteem and lack of confidence in children
The first years of a child's life are key to a healthy self-esteem. It is important to foster in children the self-confidence and sense of worth necessary for them to achieve autonomy and independence. In this way, they can become themselves, they will not let themselves be influenced by others and achieve success in their lives.
When children are young we find those who want to do everything "alone" and are so "independent" that in most cases they lose the patience of their parents.
On the other hand, many others allow themselves to be guided without raising objections and without asserting their opinions. This attitude of the children can go so far as to encourage an easier process for the parents in the upbringing of their children, but in the long run it will be more harmful for the child since he may be repressing his feelings and in the future this will make him more manipulable .
Preadolescence as a triggering factor
In preadolescence, children feel the need to integrate into peer groups. It is when the group pressure appears and it will be the main element for the influence and manipulation to be activated.
- In children who are independent from a young age with an innate capacity for innate leadership or who have been educated in autonomy, they will be able to subject others who are not independent when they belong to peer groups. En - In those children accustomed to being led and influenced by their parents when pretending to be part of the peer group will be influenced by the ideas of the group leader to be accepted.
What to do to help the child to be himself and not be influenced
Despite the values that the child receives at home, or that the influences that the child receives in his peer group can be good or bad, the parents have to Teach your children to express their own criteria and promote their self-esteem in the following way: F - Promote their sense of belonging within the family so that they can positively value what they have.
- Educate with firmness and flexibility.
It is important that your children know that at home there are established rules and limits, but if everyone agrees, they will be flexible at specific times.
- Value your opinions and respect it. - Promote adequate communication so that you feel confident that you can tell your problems and clarify your doubts.
- If the child gets carried away by bad influences you should make him see that his actions will have negative consequences.
Teach the child to negotiate que and develop his leadership. Que - That the child knows that besides deciding for himself he can count on his parents at all times.
- Encourages the individuality and autonomy of the child. For this, parents will be an example of their children and show the importance that each one has as a unique person. - Avoid confronting your friends.
If you criticize your friends or try to get away from your group you can become more intransigent and defensive