Parenting - Emotions | 0-18 yrs

Are You Neglecting Your Child?

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In today’s fast-paced world, where both parents are working to make ends meet, the children are often left neglected. As parents, not withstanding your hectic life, you do need to set aside some time for your child. Remember, showering your child with hugs, kisses and materialistic stuff in the form of gifts may not be enough to provide him or her with emotional support.

Children who don’t get enough emotional support from their parents often tend to suffer from neglect. WebMd has listed some general symptoms to suggest a child is suffering from neglect that include, slow development - where the child does not display skills and abilities that are commonly found in children of the same age, signs that indicate the child does not want to upset the parent and is afraid of the parent, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression; and poor academic performance.

Parents who are hooked into technology should also remember that unknowingly, they are neglecting their kids. In an article titled ‘Mobile mothers’ make kids feel neglected, published in the timesofindia.indiatimes.com, Dr. Bhupendra Chaudhry, consultant psychiatrist, Manipal Hospitals says, “A majority of parents spend a lot of time on mobiles. Technology is a big thing today and it is up to us to use it to our advantage or disadvantage.” He further adds, “When social networking or entertainment takes centre stage, it definitely is done at the cost of either domestic chores and spending time with children or work.”

Parents, remember that caring for your child should not translate into materialistic stuff alone. Spend time with your children and provide them the much-needed emotional support and make them feel special.

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