Parenting and the importance of child psychology


India has about to become the most populous country in the world. it is projected to have a population of 1.668 billion in 2050, more than China’s 1.317 billion by the middle of this century. While the country is rejoicing over having a young population in the country that will contribute to the growth and development of the nation, what people are forgetting is the parenting style that is followed in India.

I got married last year, and since then there have been multiple people who have asked when I will get pregnant when we are planning a baby, if I am pregnant, and many more questions about delivering a baby. Through experience, I have learnt t just nod and smile, because reality is not acceptable in society.

The reality is I never want to have kids. I do not know if I am ready t take additional responsibility, I do not know if I can help a kid grow, or if I will actually be in that frame of mind where I can understand a kid’s psychology. These statements that I mentioned earlier may seem practical to many individuals, but today more than 70% of Indian society believes that not having a kid means you are either impotent or your relationship with your partner is not right. How they get to this conclusion I do not know.

As I grow up and I see people around me having kids, I realise the role of parenting and how important it is to understand the psychology of kids.

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What is parenting?

Unlike the common notion of growing up a kid to adolescence is not parenting. It is called human growth. Every kid becomes an adult, parenting is from infancy through adulthood, parenting fosters and supports a child’s physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and intellectual growth. Parenting encompasses all aspects of raising a kid, not only those related to a biological bond.

Parenting is ensuring that your kid gets all the necessary support and grows up to be a strong individual inside out. I have heard a lot of parents using force or abusive language on their kids and calling in parenting. While this can be part of parenting, it surely is classified as bad.

Before becoming a parent, it is important to understand child psychology.

What is child psychology?

Children’s psychology is a broad field that studies how people develop from birth through adolescence and attempts to explain how these significant changes take place. For example, are 3-year-olds, 7-year-olds, and teenagers different from one another simply because of their experiences with the outside world, or do biological changes within the individual also play a role?

Researchers and practitioners frequently divide development into distinct domains since child psychology is so extensive and attempts to provide answers to so many different concerns. These generally correspond to kids’ physical, cognitive (thinking, learning, memory, etc.), and social and emotional growth.

Child psychologists make an effort to explain every facet of a child’s development, including how they learn, think, connect with others and respond emotionally to them, make friends, comprehend emotions, and create their own personalities, temperaments, and skills.

‘Milestones’ in a child’s development are common. These developmental milestones represent skills like walking and talking that most kids master at roughly the same age. We are interested in, among other things, attempting to understand how children reach certain developmental milestones and how personal, societal, and cultural influences may affect how we develop.

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How parenting impacts child psychology

The greatest significant contribution to a child’s entire development is made by its parents. The character of the child is developed through proper parental guidance. Parenting is a never-ending task.

The relationship between parents and children fosters the child’s physical, emotional, and social growth. Every child and parent may cherish and grow this special link. Their social, physical, mental, and emotional health may also be impacted.

Among the advantages are:

  • Young children have a better chance of forming positive and satisfied connections with other people in their lives if they grow up with a strong and secure attachment to their parents.
  • Encourages the development of positive and self-assured social behaviours in children. A strong relationship influences healthy social, emotional, cognitive, and motivational growth. Children who have a good relationship with their parents develop great problem-solving abilities.
  • Children who experience strict parental discipline are unable to grow cognitively.

The two-step parenting

The care of parents involves two steps. The parents have extensive expertise in raising their second child, but they have no prior experience raising their first. For parents of a first kid, it may take some time to comprehend the psychology of the youngster. They find it difficult to understand the child’s conduct. However, they can comprehend it in the case of the second child.

Parents in the first child’s scenario are unaware of whether their actions are normal or suspicious.

Therefore, in the case of the first kid, the child’s parents must seek the assistance of a psychologist in order to comprehend the psychology of the child.

Interacting with kids is the first step in understanding their psyche. If kids can’t communicate their emotions, they can’t develop psychologically. All parents want the best for their children, and child psychologists can help us grasp the differences. Parents can learn how to interact and communicate with their children and how to teach them by understanding the typical and abnormal psychological patterns of a child.

Also capable of seeing inappropriate behaviour early on are child psychologists. The parenting style of parents affects the brain development of children. Some parents are well-known, while others have frequent contact with the public. The children of those parents are very open with one another and quite self-assured. (This is only an example.)