Child Behavior in Deficient Children
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Child Behavior in Deficient Children
If your child is showing serious behavioral problems apart from toddler behavior ( terrible twos) when communicating, a solution might be to integrate him in a childcare center.
In doing so, it will allow your child the capability of having spontaneous integrations and to start small conversations. These types of activities as well as games contribute to less frequent behavioral issues. Your child will feel that he can communicate in his way and build a relationship with his friends. Also, his language and social skills will develop more rapidly as he integrates in the group, he watches and learns.
Identify Strengths and Acceptance
When every child in the group is recognized for his strengths and his individual qualities each child will feel valued, worthy and respected. When this happens, there is also a mutual understanding and learning that begins to take place. For instance, one child that does not speak yet distinguishes herself by her talents in drawing. Another child, who may be agitated, learns to slow down and pedals very cleverly on the tricycle. Another child may express himself well and invents great stories but she may need help to climb. These distinctions serve to appreciate and not compare the children.
Integration of children in a childcare center will encourage their development, emotional belonging to a group, and ultimately their self-esteem. They also develop their autonomy away from their parents. The groups of children receiving them also benefit by having different contacts and friends. They learn about courage and perseverance. By accepting and cultivating their difference it encourages an attitude of bridging the gap and increases their sensitivity. For instance, a child that wishes to speak to a hearing impaired child will make sure that he establishes a visual contact with him first then accompanied by words and gestures.
Avoid Exclusion and Favor Integration
Research has demonstrated that by regrouping children that have behavioral problems leads to the imitation of more inappropriate or bad behavior. In fact, children will have difficulty learning good social behavior skills if they are in contact with only other children with social difficulties. This being said, it is then preferable to not exclude or isolate these children with behavioral issues. They need above all, love, experience pleasure in exploring the world and especially parents that believe in them and in their potential.
Whatever the deficiency or the disruptive behavior, the educators benefit if they focus on the child and not on the difficulties the child suffers. It is essential to work closely and in partnership between educators and parents for a successful integration. Parents know their child and are very familiar with what works and not. They play a critical role and participate actively in the manner in which the integration will transpire.
Many childcare centers train their educators and establish a clear policy on integrating these children with behavioral problems in order to create a harmonious integration.
What parenting skills are required for children with deficient or behavioral issues? All children have the same needs, love and respect. They need to have pleasure and be stimulated on a daily basis. They need their parents to be present and spend time with them. The best places for these children to grow and develop are with other children- those that share their same interests and curiosities.
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