When children are very small the most important learning experience for them is that they can trust the world. The way that happens is simple. Parents and caregivers interact and respond to their small children’s needs on a regular basis. While interacting with them, they verbalize what the child is doing. They encourage the children to try and retry new things. This is the best way to end up with happy kids. Kids that are ready for the world.
One of the most important developments to help a child thrive is to focus on developing and expanding a child’s executive function. When a child masters their own emotions they get along with others, they are able to focus on learning, they are able to enjoy life. They thrive as children and later on as adults.
The best way to assist the child develop the executive function is to verbalize what the small child is doing, while the child is performing a task. For instance, when the child is climbing up steps, say: You are climbing up the steps. When the child is sliding down a slide. Verbalize that. When the child sits in a swing – tell the child what is happening at the time that it is happening.
Helping the child develop into a fully functioning and emotionally aware child helps the child to verbalize its emotions. When the child is crying tell the child: "Tommy is upset, hurt, angry, hungry, or frightened." Children who are able to identify their own emotions will have an easier time managing their emotions as they grow older. This improves their relationship with others, provides them with a solid foundation for emotional self-management. Naturally, being in touch with your child, paying attention to your child’s needs is an important aspect of this important foundation.
Children with high levels of healthy parental feedback and involvement thrive. Today we are all so very busy and still we have to provide the child with the intrinsic trust needed that it is capable to deal with the world. This happens by having the trusted and caring adult available to the child in a reliable fashion. This is the reason Vigilints was founded. Vigilints provides digital tools to keep parents, kids, and relatives closely together in a mutually supportive environment. The Vigilint Family Assistant app allows parents to link up and monitor with four children and up to 8 caring adults that share the task of raising the child.