Life Style : When a child is born, parents are worried about its growth and development. They start thinking at what age their child will learn to talk and start walking.

A child’s growth and development varies according to age. But has the child developed properly or not ? Is it growing correctly or not? Parents should know about this, says Dr. Srijana Adhikari, a medical psychologist working at Kanti Children’s Hospital Maharajganj.

Not only the physical development of the child, but also his mental and social behavior will determine whether his development has been done properly or not, says the officer.

He listens curiously about something

Children are very curious. A child showing curiosity means that he is learning something new. What is this child? what is that how did it happen They ask many questions. It is natural if they are curious about anything. This indicates that his development is progressing well.

Tells everything to the parents

Children often tell their parents everything. If the child goes to school, he goes home and tells his parents about every activity that happened in the school. But if children under 10 years of age tell their parents everything, if they argue with family members, then they are growing up properly.

He enjoys doing housework

Children learn a lot by watching their parents and imitating what they do. Children want to do everything that parents do at home. They also enjoy helping their parents in their work. Therefore, the authority suggests that parents should give the child the opportunity to help in household activities to learn the skills necessary for daily life.

They sleep and wake up on time

Sleep is equally important for a child’s physical and mental development. Two to three year olds need 12-13 hours, three to five year olds need 10-13 hours and six to 13 year olds need 9-12 hours.

It not only increases the energy in the child’s body, but also develops the hormones that cause their physical growth, says the official. In such a situation, it is important to get enough sleep for the physical and mental development of the child. If a child of this age sleeps on time and wakes up on time, their physical and mental development will be good,” says the official.

Foods like vegetables and fruits are eaten well

Many parents worry that ‘my child is not eating well’. It is more difficult to feed green vegetables and fruits. A small child needs a balanced diet for physical and mental development. Psychologist Adhikari says, ‘Thus, if your child eats green vegetables and fruits properly, it is good for their physical and mental development. But if they don’t like home food, junk food and packaged food should not be given as an alternative.

They enjoy playing and running

Some parents scold their children when they see them playing. But letting children play is not bad. Medical psychologist Adhikari says that games are the most effective method for children’s learning. “Playing games is the favorite activity and main work of children,” she says.

Children’s language, communication, imagination and thinking, physical balance, coordination and activity, problem solving and decision-making, self-motivation, self-discipline, self-management through play; Learning experience and confidence increases. The officer says that things like time management and responsibility are also developed in children.

People and animals love each other equally

Children are selfless. They have more compassion in their hearts. If the parents love the poor and the animals, they will learn that from the parents. They treat and love everyone the same. In this case, the official says that if the child loves the sad and the sad and all the animals, this is a good quality that has been developed in them.

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