As parents, sometimes we will be happy if children have a variety of activities that make them so active and learn very quickly. It’s just that, there are times when some of the activities that are carried out are often categorized as ‘stubborn’ activities because they pose a risk that is quite dangerous for both the child and the environment.
If you have this, usually parents often get dizzy and don’t know what to do. But as a wise parent, hopefully you must be able to face your little one patiently and wisely. And did you know that actually behind the ‘recalcitrant’ activities he carried out, there were actually many things he also learned.
Thus, this is an example, if there are some ‘naughty’ activities for your little one that you should just let, don’t scold your little one occasionally when they do these things, because the activities they are doing are actually part of children’s exploration to learn to know something, on the contrary you just need to direct the child to be better. Like when they did some of the following.
1. Join To Cook in the Kitchen
Children will tend to imitate and follow what their parents do, including by cooking. When the mother is busy in the kitchen, then your little one suddenly joins in and joins the cooking, usually the mother will scold her because the kitchen is not conducive and becomes messy. What’s more, when your little one touches dangerous cooking utensils, the mother will panic and immediately tell your little one to go and ask her to play.
However, this really doesn’t need to be done, avoiding your little one from danger is already a parent’s job, it’s just that this is a sign that your child wants to explore with creativity. Mother does not need to throw her away, instead invite her to join in and welcome her happily, meanwhile to keep her safe while in the kitchen, give safer cooking utensils intended for children. In addition, mothers can provide boundaries and make rules so that your little one doesn’t touch things other than hers.
2. Scribble on the Wall
Finding your little one often writing on the wall in scribbles that you think is not important, then you are often annoyed because the walls get dirty and messy is something you really don’t need to do. Because a child who likes to scribble on the wall indicates a child who wants to explore with colors and pictures.
Instead of scolding and scolding her, it’s good for mothers to provide other media so that their children’s talents are properly channeled, for example, mothers can provide lots of paper and colored pencils so that their hobbies of drawing and coloring are not spilled on the walls of the house. That way your little one can still explore without destroying the beauty of the house.
Most children do not hesitate to play inside or outside the house when it is dirty or soiled. However, this often irritates parents because dirty children’s clothes make them look messy. It’s just that, preferably, parents don’t have to worry about children who like to get dirty because children are trying to adapt to the environment and find what they like. What mothers need to give their children are restrictions and regulations so that children do not do dangerous things, ask the children to wear waterproof shoes to keep their feet clean.
These are some of the activities that we should not prohibit children when they do, but we must monitor them. Because in truth, children are currently exploring and finding what they like.