Which parent does not want their baby to grow up to be a smart and bright person and dare to appear with brilliant achievements.
This is definitely the biggest gift that makes every parent proud. It’s just that, having a smart child and growing up to be someone who is brilliant is not as easy as snapping the thumb and middle finger, it all takes sacrifice and a long journey. It is through upbringing and parenting that a great child with brilliant intelligence can be born. For this reason, the role of both parents, especially your parenting style, is what will determine where your child’s future is going and what kind of character you want to grow in your children.
There are many factors that will affect a child’s growth and development, both mentally and ethically and morally in society, of course all of these are supported by educating and parenting you as a parent. Although later a child’s intelligence and academic development will be honed in school, education at home before the children enter school will be very important. The ability of mothers and fathers to foster children’s interest and their interactions in the child’s environment will determine their socialization skills in the community.
All parents certainly want their children to be bright, bright and able to get along in the community so that they can be accepted by their environment well. So, for that, educating children with the following things will be able to grow intelligence and make children grow up to be bright.
Some of these things certainly need to be applied when the children are still babies, especially in the second year of the child’s period or what is often called the golden period of the child, where this period will determine the growth and development of children’s intelligence optimally for the sake of a bright child’s future. At this time, complete nutrition will be able to support children’s brain growth as a capital for their future. However, even so, the stimulus also plays a very important role in supporting his intelligence.
1. Build Tight Emotional Bonds Since They Are Infants
Establishing an emotional bond with children will give them an instinct to feel safe, this way they will feel protected without feeling the threat of danger that threatens them. For that, try to form a close emotional bond with the children when they are babies. This, of course, does not only apply to mothers, but the role of fathers is equally important to give a touch of skin to skin contact to babies. Give them a soft caress with love.
In addition to touch, you can also apply this contact by giving a gentle massage to the baby’s body, dressing the baby’s own clothes on his body and inviting the baby to talk from the start. This function is to trigger a sense of security for the instincts of the baby. And one thing that is important is to avoid fighting and all forms of fighting in front of the baby. Even though you think that their tiny baby bodies and their small souls will not understand all the things that are happening in front of them, the noise and tension that you present in front of them will exert such a great deal of pressure that they make your baby shock and the instinct of security they no longer get from you.
2. Optimize facial expressions when communicating with children as babies
Even though they don’t understand all the words and sayings that we convey to babies, babies will be able to catch facial expressions around them. This happens when the baby is 3 to 4 months old, where the ability to read facial expressions is what is called the basis of non-verbal communication in children. Thus, when you bring up happy or funny expressions on your baby, they will tend to look happy because they read your facial expressions even though they don’t understand what you are saying. For this reason, optimize giving facial expressions to babies when you communicate with them.
3. Frequently Invite Children to Talk Even When They Are Babies
When the child is a baby there is nothing wrong if the mother starts to ‘chatter’. Talking here does not mean negative, but talkative by frequently talking to your baby. Even though they don’t understand all the words and words that you tell them, the more vocabulary they start with, the earlier it will be for children to develop their speaking skills. In addition, they will learn all the new things faster, including the words and facial expressions of the mother and her environment. This, of course, will make the child learn a lot which makes him grow brighter.
4. Avoid Overuse Stroller and Car Seat
Most modern mothers today prefer to provide stroller and car seat facilities when bringing their baby who is still a baby to travel. But it would be better if the mother carried them than using this equipment. Using a stroller and car seat when traveling with your baby does seem more practical and simpler, but the baby will have a better impact when the mother carries them. By holding the baby while traveling, they will be able to rotate at will and move more freely and be able to see as many sides as they want which of course will make the baby learn a lot from the surrounding environment and make it smarter and brighter.
5. Reading Stories to Children
Generally, children will have certain interests when they begin to understand their environment, this usually takes place since children are 3 or four years old until before adolescence. Children at this age tend to have their own interests and imagination. Now, by giving them stories or fairy tales not only helps them recognize their interests, but also helps develop children’s imaginations and enriches their vocabulary and trains their language skills. Thus, there is nothing wrong if a mother or father reads stories to their children, especially when they are about to sleep at night.
So, those are some important tips and tips in educating children to grow into good personalities with brilliant intelligence. Children who are good, obedient and grow to be someone who has achievements are certainly a dream for parents. For this reason, providing a good education is an obligation that parents must always give to their beloved children. Hopefully the tips and tips above are useful for all parents and mothers at home.