Your Child’s Personality Development Stages and How to Handle it

As your baby grows, you’ll notice that her behavior changes depending on how the day has passed. Every action gets a reaction as a response, and a young mind can learn this pretty fast. You will notice a lot of different moods and they are all linked to how their brain processes information and emotions experienced at that given moment. As you follow this progress it is crucial that you notice, and correct if possible, how she reacts to different situations in order to form properly as a person.

The main reason for monitoring and possibly correcting these different types of behavior is to guide your kid through the personality development stages in order to correct flaws and form allow them to form as a better person later on in life. Here are some of the stages that you’ll notice while raising your child.

Before You Read

Child’s personality stages last until the person is formed into a young being able to think rationally and understand socioeconomic statuses to be able to interact, express ideas and emotions without difficulty. Occasionally, during and in between these milestones, you will be able to push them in the right direction and guide them towards the right train of thoughts, such as following social norms and similar social concepts. From the moment your child is born you will be the main and most reliable source of information about the world around them. So being that personality stages last from birth to end of adolescence, you should know how to handle them as a parent.

During Infancy

As your baby grows, but mostly during the period from 0 to 18 months, you will notice that all the baby needs is nourishment and rest. There isn’t that much room for entertainment when the baby is young, but you will have plenty of work on your hands as it is.

This period is all about gaining trust for the little one. As she calls for attention or nourishment, she will need a timely mannered reaction. As long as she gets it in a relatively short period, things will be fine and your baby will learn to trust people and she’ll grow into a happy little one. So be sure to understand the gravity of this situation, otherwise, your actions may lead to baby developing trust issues.

During Childhood

At this stage, your kid will be ready to accept new challenges and experiences. It’s manifested until the child is 3 years old. It’s important to notice how your baby reacts to certain scenarios in which they should express a strong attitude, shame or doubt.

As always you should be able to handle it and show the right approach to your kid. After all, you are the parent and the most influential person in this situation. Once you start understanding kids you’ll be able to apply this new knowledge to every similar scenario. Being able to encourage your kid to express his or her attitude should be a uniquely wonderful experience. The goal is to be attentive and to follow your kid’s reactions as that’s basically half the job done when it comes to parenting.

During Middle Childhood

Once your toddler girl is 3 years old, she’ll start taking charge in some situations. For them, it’s a period of taking initiative versus feeling guilt. It’s when they are starting to grasp the concept of what’s right and what’s wrong. In many situations’s you will be a deciding factor in resolving morally complex situations. However, your toddler should be able to have a mind of their own.

Every time you criticize or approve their actions or attitude it will have an effect on their personality development progress. You’ll either encourage them to reach a certain item on the table or show that you disapprove their actions. In either case, your kid will notice your reaction and contemplate on that matter. Little by, little your happy toddler will learn why some things are accepted by the community and why some aren’t and are considered as wrong or harmful.

During Late Childhood

As your boy or a girl reaches the age of 5 you’ll start noticing that another personality stage is starting to take effect. It’s when they are feeling proud of their actions and not that proud of other. You’ll notice that they’ll start leaning towards learning new skills, and it’s only natural being that their attention span and strength increases as well. So what’s the right attitude to have during this period?

Being that it lasts until they reach the age of 12, you’ll want to prepare them for the life of being a teen. You should have a strong bond with your kid at that time, and be able to talk about things that best describe the upcoming period of their lives, that is adolescence. Being able to talk them through it and confirm that your kid has learned what is morally right and wrong should be fun, rather than a terrible experience.

Do be sure not to rush things and explain this ridiculously vast concept in one session. It should happen naturally, one sentence at a time. And it’s perfectly acceptable that you stretch it through the period reviling just as much they need to know at that moment.

During and After Adolescence

This might be the most difficult period for you and your child, as you may feel disconnected from them and as if they don’t think of you as their only and possibly best source of information and tutorage. During adolescence, your teen will feel confused as they stretch towards finding their identity and role in this world.

Not to worry though, if you have built a normal relationship with your boy or your girl, you should be able to explain why some things are happening and that all of us have been through this period. It’s how they develop during this stage matters how they will form as a person, just like with any other stage before.

To Conclude

It’s crucial that you understand these stages and learn how to handle them in order to guide your kid towards a “good life”. They are able to form on their own, but it’s through your guidance and parenting that they form as a person you aspire them to be. When you start doubting your parenting techniques you should be able to rely on your partner to reassure you or show a different opinion about them.

Author: Catherine Evans
Author: Catherine Evans

Catherine is a writer from Canada who simply loves toys, collectibles and superhero figurines. Writing is her passion, but she also loves reading, enjoying her “me time” and finding new ways to improve her work and ways to entertain the readers.

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