How to Build a Good Relationship With Your Children

Children are people who are young, still developing physically and mentally. They are usually between the age of infancy and puberty, although they can be considered a child even longer. Children are the heart of a family and are often described as having a pure, innocent form of love that is selfless.

Children have the right to grow up in a healthy environment. They should not be exposed to violence, abuse, neglect or exploitation, whether physical, sexual or emotional. They must be protected from being taken to war and they should have the right to freedom of expression, including through art and religion. They must be taught respect for other people’s opinions and beliefs, but should be free to express their own thoughts and feelings on matters that affect them.

It is important to be consistent in disciplining a child. Children are much more likely to learn if their parents, carers, teachers and other adults all have a similar approach to discipline, routines, learning and child development. If a family member, nanny or nursery worker all have different ways of dealing with children, it can make them feel confused and unsupported. Children also need firm and clear boundaries and often respond better to them when they are explained, rather than simply being enforced.

One of the best ways to build relationships with children is to get down to their eye level and enter their world. This could be by physically crouching down beside them while they play, or by joining in their activity. This allows you to show them that you are interested in them and their ideas. It is also a great opportunity to teach them new skills and build on their existing knowledge.

Building a good relationship with your child is the key to helping them succeed in school. Providing a safe and caring environment will allow them to explore their interests, make friends and develop self-confidence. If you are able to help a child discover their talents and abilities, they will be more willing to take risks, try new things and work hard at their lessons.

You can help your child develop independence by letting them watch you do everyday tasks like washing, brushing your teeth and using the toilet. Children want to copy their role models and will often be more willing to do something if they see you doing it successfully. They will also be more willing to try out new activities if you show them how to do it.

If a child is accused of breaking the law, they have the right to legal help and fair treatment. They should not be killed, tortured or put in prison for a long time and they should be allowed to stay in touch with their families. Governments should ensure that they protect children from being kidnapped, sold or taken to other countries where they are exploited (taken advantage of). They should be protected from drugs and from sexual exploitation, including being forced to have sex for money.