Growth and Development, Ages 6 to 10 Years - Promoting Healthy Growth and Development continued...
You can also help your child through each stage of
development by evaluating your relationship from time to time. In many ways,
you have to "get to know" your child over and over again. Think about:
What do I like most about my
child? What could be triggering difficult behavior? Are any of these new
triggers? What new skills has my child developed within the past
year? Six months? Three months? What tasks can I encourage my child
to do for himself or herself? How can I encourage him or her? When
am I happy about how I treat my child? What don't I like about some
of our interactions? When do these episodes tend to occur?
As a parent or caregiver of children, it is also important
for you to:
Learn and use effective
parenting and discipline techniques and avoid the use
of corporal punishment. Parenting classes are offered in
most communities. Ask your doctor or call a local hospital for more
information. Learn healthy techniques to resolve conflicts and
manage stress. For more information, see the topic
Stress Management. Ask for help when you
need it. Call a family member or friend to give you a break if you feel
overwhelmed. Find out about community resources that are available to help you
with child care or other necessary services. Call a doctor or local hospital to
find out about a place to start. Some communities have respite care facilities
for children, which provide temporary child care during times when you need a
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
May 14, 2013
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