It’s me, Mrs Lu. Ever since I became a teacher in 2004 that has been my name.
Today I came across a lovely mum. She shared her concern with me that she can’t understand her 4 year old boy. She said she has been having nerve racking moments every day. What shall we do if we keep having conflicts with our kids because of understanding problem?
A good way to understand your child is by listening to and watching your boy or girl and their peers. There are many methods to listen to and to watch kids, but the foundation is usually through interactive activities. It’s great for parents to get involved in interactive activities, but avoid being dominant in these activities. If you often have nerve racking moments, the first step you need to take is to break the bad habit bit by bit. Normally it takes two months to form a good habit, it varies widely depending on individual circumstances.
I will post more articles about how to listen to and watch kids on this website. In the meantime, it might help to read Jean Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development.