Your baby develops rapidly pedagogically as the month grows physically. Your baby, who cannot sit unsupported until the first 6 months, cannot sleep on his/her own, cannot be fed with any food other than breast milk, and has strange faces, always wants you with him/her. Skin contact, the smell of the mother gives the baby confidence and peace. Take your baby in your arms often and caress him/her because he/she needs to be hugged and hugged as well as his/her basic needs are met.  However, after the age of 1, the attitudes of the parents should be different. Of course, parents should always protect and take care of their baby.

Parents who do not leave their child’s head and turn like a propeller, try to keep up with everything, interfere with the child’s eating, talking and every behavior are overprotective parents. Such families prevent the child from being an independent, self-sufficient individual. Mothers and fathers who think that their children are happy to be with them all the time actually unknowingly and unintentionally cause their children to have a suppressed personality, lack of self-confidence and common sense, to be unable to solve problems alone, and perhaps even to be an unhappy adult in the future.

Don’t chase after him with a plate!

Child Development Specialist Özge Selçuk Bozkurt, one of the Canbebe Experts, who gave information about the concept of helicopter parents who have passed to the child development literature, said, “A healthy baby develops month by month. It is also important for families to provide the right support according to these stages. If necessary, reduce your overprotective state when the time comes. For example, in the first months, you had a baby with no appetite, only breastfeeding for a very long time during the periods when he/she was breastfed, or even feeding him/her little by little with syringes and teaspoons in his/her mouth. However, when supplementary food comes into play at 6 months, allow your upright baby to taste some nutrients on his/her own. First of all, taste the nutrients separately, without mixing them. Let him try to eat the homemade yogurt or the carrot you made into puree by dipping his fingers in the bowl and contaminating his whole face and the high chair. Thus, your baby will notice what he likes and what he doesn’t like. It is very important that he/she realizes what he/she likes and dislikes. Your child will either point to want the same taste afterwards, or he/she will be able to open the closet and maybe get that food in order to maintain his/her life on his/her own, whatever he/she likes or dislikes when he/she grows older. The baby, who learned to feed himself a little in the early period, In the 12th month, she will meet the cutlery.

He will be able to take the pasta you stick in the fork to his mouth. Here’s where you show patience and don’t take the fork from your baby. Do not damage her self-confidence by taking her fork from her hand. Help her feed on another fork. Make food a pleasant ritual. Don’t be too pushy and protective to get enough to eat. ” .

Your baby can stick her fork in her food and take it to 18th mouth, and when she is 2 years old, she should learn table manners completely and eat with the whole family. It is necessary not to run around with a plate behind the child with worries such as underfeeding and weak, or not to move the table in front of the TV with the thought of eating only with cartoons.

Responsibilities Should Increase With Age

Canbebe Specialist Child Development Specialist Özge Selçuk Bozkurt says that the sooner you put our child into daily work, the sooner they learn to be a family member and be responsible; in fact, when the child is ready to take responsibility, most of the time families raise the child self-centeredly because they are too protective. Every child, who is fulfilled instantly, has difficulty in being able to act individually after the age of 3. 2 years is a good period to give the child a sense of belonging. For example, while preparing the table for dinner –do not be afraid, he will not stick it in his hand anymore – let him put the forks and spoons on the table and tell the names of his family members. A spoon for my mother, a fork for my father, a spoon for me…  Let the child be aware of each individual and himself/herself by saying the names of everyone in the family and take responsibility for creating the order of the fork-spoon of the table.
As a parent, stop running around your child from the age of 2. He/she can throw his/her dirty socks into the laundry basket in the bathroom, take off his/her socks, pack his/her toys, take his/her own water from the unbreakable glass on the coffee table and drink it. Motivation in the child is important for him/her to undertake a job because it provides continuity. However, after your child collects his/her toys, do not make him/her addicted to his/her “good job” by overreacting and do not make him/her perceive his/her good job as a reward.

Playgrounds are Waiting for Free Children

Introducing a child to playgrounds and peers as early as possible plays a crucial role in a child’s development. Children who spend time at home all the time and do not encounter strangers other than family members cannot develop the ability to communicate. Overprotective mothers, called helicopter mothers, are constantly worried that their child will fall off the slide, catch a cold in the park if the weather is a little cold, or that another child will hurt their own child. At 18 months, a healthy child can climb the stairs on the slide very easily. All the mother has to do is support him and give him the opportunity to come out and is to show that you are definitely at the back. In addition, even if the verbally supported child is afraid in the first place, he/she will slip with pleasure with the motivation he/she gets from his/her mother. The child who realizes that he/she can jump, slide and climb will gain his/her individuality and self-confidence.

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