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Personality Enrichment of Your Child - Understanding Before Guiding

Whenever you initiate an interaction with your child (be it a conversation, an activity, a game, even a trip to the park), there is a certain reaction you have in mind. That is a part of your assessment based on your own personality traits. And it may not matter how young your child is.

Sometimes, your child may react exactly how you expected them to, sometimes, you are taken by surprise.

Why does this happen?

Personality Building and Development

Every parent must have heard time and again that the early years of your child's life, specifically the first five years, are some of the most important ones. This is because they are building their own individual, unique personality even when they are infants and toddlers. The many kinds of stimuli they are exposed to help shape that to an extent, but every child still has an inherent personality which is unique to them.

If we look back at our own experience at Morning Glorie, we have seen different children respond differently to the same stimuli. Let me share a for instance here. When we give children something as basic as a set spoons and bowls, one child may start sorting them, one child may start counting them, one child may start making patterns with them, one child may start building a tower with them, in the absence of any specific instruction given to them. 

Similarly, when exposed to an audience and asked to recite a rhyme, one child may decide they don't want to, one child may want to recite perfectly to please the audience, one child may be nervous but do it nevertheless, and one child may decide that the assigned rhyme is just not good enough, and singing a song will be a better outcome.

A one year old, without any prior biases, may not want to get their hands dirty with sand or colours, and another one could want to paint their face and those of their parents or others around them.

Understanding a Child's Inherent Personality

This brings us to a key learning - understanding a child's inherent personality is key to ensuring that we are able to provide them with the right stimuli which will help enhance and enrich their lives. It is also the key element in ensuring that we know how to engage with in the right manner.

This is crucial for every single person in your child's ecosystem - starting with you, the parent. An in-depth understanding of your child's personality helps you engage with them at their level in a much more productive manner, and it also helps strengthen the bond you share with them.

Just as important is the approach your child's school takes. A teacher needs to understand every single child's inherent personality, so they can better contribute to their growth journey and holistic development.

How External Guidance Helps

Just as every child has a unique personality, every parenting journey is also unique. However, stimuli from an external party helps provide guidance in terms of a structured approach, while offering a neutral viewpoint which is sometimes essential to really see things as they need to be seen. This helps provide a personalized approach which best works for YOUR child.

This is the role played by your child's school or even after school enrichment programs like the one we offer at Morning Glorie (Personality Enrichment Programs for children in the age group of 2 to 8 years). With years of experience, we partner with parents to help you understand your child's personality and offer a guided set of experiential activities to help you engage better with your child, while offering an enriching experience for your child to bloom and blossom. With online delivery, get access to the best facilitators, location no bar!



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