In an era of advertisements and promotions directed at kids, from toys to Disneyland, many parents wonder what kids need most.
Do you sometimes sit down and think what your little one wants from you the most? We asked a couple of parents who are dealing with kids of different age groups and they had some common and distinct needs that they’ve observed in their children.
Talking about the needs that are found in every kid, parents should be focused on fulfilling the same with utmost priority.
The very first thing that every little one needs is “Security”. Since they are young and learning the norms of life, if they are provided a sense of security in his/her growing years, the baby will turn out be a strong individual. Security of being provided with the basic survival needs like food, shelter, clothing protection and most importantly love.
Stability is what a family who lives together in peace. When a family lives together in a stable household, the child’s mental state is stable in the growing years. You know how the kids are who live with one of their parents. They are broken from within and face a lot of struggle in their lives. Kids and families should also be part of larger units to give them a sense of belonging and cultural continuity.
Parents need to remain the way they are. Consistency is when the parents don’t change their behavior or their values for their kids. When you are something else at one point whereas; something completely different the next moment is not what should happen with the little ones. Think about their needs while their upbringing rather than your own convenience.
4. Emotional Support
Another must-have that you should pay keen attention to is the emotional support. When your little one will see you fighting, thrashing someone or they’ll get scolded from you, their emotional state will tremble. Your actions, words, behavior, and everything that you do is being seen by your kid. Make sure you prove to be a good parent.
Though love was mentioned in the basic needs for sure, then, this needs a special recommendation for sure. Love is all the kids need when everything else fails. Why is that you buy boys party wear or girls frocks when they deserve it? Scolding sometimes is necessary to keep the balance intact, but at the end of the day – it is the love that keeps your little one going.
Just to be a strong individual who understands the difference between right and wrong, education is the key need. Whether it the lessons that life teaches them or your teachings which go on with them throughout, education is a must-have.
Which need is the most important one? Do let us know in the comments below.