When you are a parent, you are often worried about your child. To be free of all the worries, you have to make your child confident and responsible.
But it isn’t so simple – to be a responsive parent, you just don’t require humility, but a lot of patience. It is called responsive parenting.
According to WHO, responsiveness, a mother’s/caregiver’s prompt, contingent and appropriate interaction with the child, is a vital parenting tool with wide-ranging benefits for the child, from better cognitive and psycho-social development to protection from disease and mortality.
For a child to survive and thrive, they need good nutrition, safe environment and responsive parenting. Responsive parenting is nothing but interactive parenting – it involves observing your child and responding to their need.
Instead of distracting your kids with toys and videos during meal time, wait for signs to see when the baby is hungry.
Children have a range of emotions through the day and dealing with them can get overwhelming at times. But try to be nonplussed most of the times. You cannot be a responsive parent all the time but try to be in sync with their needs and emotions. Take a pause when you get frustrated. Try to have an even tone while talking to the child.