Parents’ life change when their child arrives. A mother has to look after each need of her child and take care of everything related to her. Mothers are timeless teachers in the classroom of life. Women especially mothers are the most powerful educators. They give their children undying knowledge, a legacy so precious and valuable. For every person, there is a mother behind who raised her child’s sensibilities to their full potential.
Why is a mother’s role important in developing a child’s potential in preschool?
The way a mother supports her child changes the size of the child’s brain. As per research made in 2012 titled “Maternal support in early childhood predicts larger hippocampal volumes at school age,” scientists found school-aged children who were positively supported by their mothers had a larger hippocampus than those who were not. A hippocampus is basically a layer of densely packed neurons, which play a big part in building memory and learning.
Moreover, Children succeed when they have a safe and positive relationship with people, especially their parents. Studies have shown that early childhood is a period in which developmentally, a child is learning a lot from their surrounding and the people around them. This is the child’s window of learning which will impact their growing years.
Therefore, as the main company in a child’s life at this point, a mother’s relationship with her child is important. A mother plays multiple roles in a child’s development, as she is a teacher in every aspect of a child’s developmental growth, social emotional, physical, cognitive, and independence.
How can parents be involved in their child’s development?
- Strongest Emotional Bond with the Child
A mother is the first one to know and connect with her child. Even after birth mother is the first caregiver to her children. The way they interact with the child during the early months and years leaves a deep impact on a child. It will be reflected in the social and emotional setting of a child in later years.
- Giving Proper Environment for the Right Development
Mothers are responsible for the environment that a child gets from the very beginning. Giving space for movement, creativity and play offers right environment for child development.
- Child’s Behavioral Development
Observing a child and listening to her voice gives a mother an impression of what is going on inside her.
- Instils Trust and Security
Be around your children when they need you and help them become better. Your unconditional love and support will help them improve their selves.
- Family Bonding
Have family meals together and encourage your child to spend time with family members.
- Be kind, loving and caring
If you are kind, loving, and caring to your child in daily activities, it will automatically teach her to be the same kind of person when she grows. Your behavior towards your child has a lasting impact on her development not only when she is a child, but after she grows up as well.
- Be thoughtful and Sensitive
When you understand and respond properly to the way your child is thinking, your child will grow up to be a sensitive person. She will be able to understand other people’s perspectives also.
- Positive attitude
A 2020 study titled “Emotional valence modulates the topology of the parent-infant inter-brain network,” which was published in the journal NeuroImage, found that when a mother’s emotional state is positive, their brain becomes more connected to their baby’s brain. Since a mother is soft and handles things in a positive way, it teaches the child that no matter whether life is tough, it can be handled in a better way.
- Role of Routine and Discipline in Life
Since a mother helps a child maintain a regular set of patterns in the early days, it conveys a message that things can be managed easily and comfortably by following a routine.
- Hard Work
Your child might see that at the end of the day, you get tired but if you explain the pleasure and satisfaction that you get from working hard, the right message will be delivered.
A mother supports and helps her child in improving herself throughout her life. The role of a mother greatly influences a child’s overall development and well-being.