Being apparent is no easy feat. It literally takes your sweat, tears, and sometimes even blood to be a good parent. And even if you credit yourself on being a good parent, it is important that the receiver of your parenting gifts thinks the same. Because who would better judge you than your child whom you have been entrusted with the task of raising. And no matter how hard you try, there can always be reasons for your toddler to not listen to you. Small children are as tough to deal with as growing ones. Be it their food habits or education, you need to be careful at each step to set your child on the right path. The pedagogy assumed by you to teach your toddler plays an important role in the effect of education on your child as well.
Children learn by seeing. So if you are trying to inculcate a habit in your little one, things will work faster if you adopt the same habits. Give them an example to follow and they will imbibe your habits on their own. If you want your child to start eating veggies, you might as well ditch that pizza and incorporate loads of veggies in your meal and eat them alongside your child. If you want them to wake up early, stop staying in bed past eight yourself. If you want them to sleep early, go to bed with them. Children are good at observation and your actions influence them far more than your words.
As far as their formal education is concerned, know your child well before deciding whether play school or home school will be good for her in the primitive years. If your child is shy and introvert, try homeschooling him or her, sit down with your child and try teaching him or her yourself. Take your toddler outside more often and encourage him to make new friends. Once you feel that your child is opening up to the outside world and is ready to be sent to school, enroll him or her in a playschool. If your child is already in playschool and the teacher complains about his or her progress, inquire into the reasons for it instead of rushing your child from one school to another. All children aren’t the same and learn at their own pace. So be patient with your child and give him or her ample time to learn and grow. Let your child falter occasionally so that they can learn from their mistakes. And most importantly never compare them with others. Be a good, loving, understanding parent!