Adults play a significant role in establishing a daily routine for their children to sustain healthy well-being throughout their life. Routines will boost the child’s well being and confidence if provided with consistency and security in their home environment. When these routines become ‘regular with little or no conscious thought’ (Le Cunff, 2019) they become habits.
Melbourne Child Psychology (n.d.) states that routine can teach and create boundaries if consequences are clearly defined to children. For example, playtime only starts when homework is finished. Home is the primary place for children to learn long-term behaviors, and to understand the concepts of consequences, boundaries and rewards that will prevail in later life. Therefore, it is important to coach the constantly changing nature of the child’s development as safely, predictably, and easily as possible.
Make use of the free Bingo Cards for ages 5-12 and 13-19. The goals are designed based on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs (McLeod, 2020) focusing on the basic and psychological needs of children.
While the child matures into a healthy adult, these good habits will continually affect the person’s ‘health, well-being, and quality of life’ (Stoewen, 2017). A state of ‘high psychological well-being’ (Morin, 2020) will be reached once happiness, contentment, and satisfaction in life is felt. A person with high psychological well being is known to sustain an immense level of ‘productivity, good concentration, and positive emotions’ (11 Healthy, n.d.). Have free access to the adult Bingo Card (single, parents and retired people) to achieve the basic, psychological, and self-fulfillment needs based on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs (Mcleod, 2020). It is never too late to ‘replace the old habits with new ones by forming and strengthening the new habits of thinking, feeling and acting’ (Stokes, et al. 2010) to achieve the desired goals.
When adults seek help for their child’s challenges it does not mean they are incompetent parents. The child may just require extra support in the areas of building self-esteem, being resilient, making good decisions, sustaining harmonious relationships, or regulating emotions that are beyond one's parenting ability.
At Fundamentals we collaborate with parents to advance every step of their child's emotional state. Book a free consultation with us today.
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