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Humans look up to adults
When children are still learning how to walk, their brains make sure they understand every movement.
When infants stumble upon something new, those neurons in the brain connect that experience with others in the family who also stumbled across this thing.
So now these babies have two connections in their tiny little brains: They know about the object they found and that it exists within their environment.
Later on, when they begin walking, falling, climbing stairs, or whatever else makes them nervous, those same nerves will connect all of those experiences together, as well as any future ones they might encounter.
This way each time they fall, it becomes slightly less embarrassing; there’s already been one connection made between that action and what others have done before them.
At some point along the way we learn how to relate to other people. That lesson mostly has to do with relationships—with our families, with friends, and most importantly with authority figures.
Parents serve as role models
Toddlers look to their parents for information about good behavior and effective communication. If your children don’t understand what you are saying, they will keep trying instead of responding appropriately.
If your child is having difficulty with something, try to explain things from both sides in order to help them solve the problem. Children may feel frustrated because they cannot figure out why they can’t do something, but it’s important that they realize that someone else has tried and failed at solving the problem too.
This way, even if they fail, they won’t see it as a reason to give up. You can teach them that failure doesn’t mean anything bad happened, or that everything was wrong.
Alternatively, you can acknowledge the mistake and let your child know that mistakes happen, but we still love them and want what’s best for them. By acting like there is no danger and that success definitely awaits them, you are taking all the fun and wonderout of childhood.
Children are very impressionable during those early years, especially during that sensitive time when cognitive abilities are developing. When you ask kids whether children are born smart or not, they might believe that people were born stupid and could never learn new things.
That’s why it is so important to create an environment where learning becomes fun for your child. That also means setting high expectations for your children and helping them meet those expectations.”——Dr. Angelica
Children learn to walk by watching their parents
Kids start walking about 6 months after they are born. However, during those first years of life, children learn how to navigate through looking up at adults or other kids. This helps them develop motor skills as well as socialization.
Looking up allows them to see people’s faces more clearly, and it also requires them to use their imagination more. A baby can only focus on one thing at a time, so when he looks up, he is basically saying “This person is important to me and I know that they care for me.”
When someone is looking down at him, a child feels secure. When he is being watched or cared for, he experiences feelings of safety and love.
They must try new things
Their bodies are crying out for exploration!
Most babies wear their diapers until they are around two years old, at which time they slowly introduce them to sleeping without wearing diapers. During this period, lots of opportunities exist for children to explore their body’s needs and desires.
Exploration is one of a child’s most fundamental interests. Once they know how to walk, fingers dig into everything in sight (including other people). People spend vast amounts of money designing infant stimulation products with colorful designs, bells, and whistles so that little ones will look elsewhere.
A baby who just stares up tends to focus only on communication. When they ask you “Why?” it’s because they want to have an answer. You can take this opportunity to explain about self-care, or show your child videos of doctors talking about wellness.
In fact, all kids need balance of learning experiences, physical activities and mental discussions. If you don’t relate to young patients, they will rely on educators/nurses.
They test their limits
If you’ve ever watched kids play, they look for threats to their safety. These can be big people or even large objects that could hurt them if they try something risky (like running fast).
By looking up into your face, they are testing how far they can go without getting scared.
They are demonstrating that they have enough courage to take risks and reach beyond their current limit.
Teaches them responsibility
According to studies, being aware of their surroundings is one of the biggest things that sets successful people apart from those who fail.
It makes sense; if you’re always looking up at faces, trying to figure out what others are thinking or feeling, you’ll have a hard time establishing trust in other people and understanding how they feel.
When you look down at someone, you show them respect; when you look up at them, you show interest and confidence in them. When you look downward, they can see you; when you look upward, they cannot.
By keeping your eyes open and engaging with the world around you, even just a little bit, you can increase your awareness of your environment and another person’s intentions. This will help you build trust as you move through the world.
But it also helps keep yourself safe. By having an eye for detail, you’ll notice warning signs of manipulation and theft. You won’t be caught off guard again.
The more attention you pay to something, the better you will remember it and the easier it will be to reproduce it. Paying too much attention to one thing may cause you to forget some other details. But paying equal attention to several different things will not only make you stay focused longer, but it will also improve your memory of the events.
You want to hold onto every moment and enjoy it, because later you’re going to miss everything
It’s fun to watch dogs
If you are walking your dog, stop to observe how it walks. Does it look up when listening to someone talk or when it sees something that interests it?
Does it bark at things that are not people? Is its tail docked?
These are all signs of a healthy and intelligent dog.
When children walk, they also look around them while navigating their environment. When adults speak in a soft voice, they face each other.
It is easier to have a conversation this way. A toddler will play games where they stand with others looking towards an interesting thing happening behind them.
This works well for them and helps them integrate into social scenes. Integration is crucial for developing relationships. People want to hang out with those who can share experiences, emotions, and thoughts.
Practicing integration lessons together may be what gives babies a head start before school.
It’s fun to watch cats
Most of us have watched cat videos or seen pictures of cats and felt affection for them. There is a reason why we feel this way – it’s in our DNA!
Cats are very social creatures. They love interacting with people, other pets, and even each other. This is one of the main reasons that pet owners find their cats so easy to train.
A kitten will learn how to walk around you within two hours. Once they reach three weeks old, they will be able to step over you like nothing.
This is because at two weeks old, your cat has already learned how to read your body language. When she wants something, she looks up to see if you are holding it.
If you fail to provide feedback that you want to give her, she will keep trying until she gets it. By four weeks old, she will try to copy what you do.
That means if you sit down, she will also sit down. If you stand up, she will also stand up. She will continue doing whatever you did until you teach her differently.
Also by four weeks, she should start sleeping through the night. However, don’t worry if she doesn’t sleep straight through the first few nights.
She will soon learn to sleep on her own without help from you.
They are gaining mobility
Before babies can crawl, much less walk, they must be able to move. And moving is what infants do best: crawling, walking, swimming, hopping, leaping.
These movements give children both physical and mental stimulation.
Of course, not all kids develop as quickly as others. If you notice your child struggling to reach or walk, make sure to help them. There are many helpful steps that parents can take, including putting toys at the level of their baby’s eyes so she has something to look up at, encouraging tummy time (the way most babies learn to stand), and providing playtime with other children or animals.
Many kids start talking before they can talk precisely because they were encouraged to explore and use their voices. By about one year old, most kids will cry when they don’t get what they want, which may be because they are hungry or tired, but might also be because someone hurt them or did something wrong.
By two years old, most boys will tell stories from begging for treats; by three years old, they’ll refer to things and events using names. Girls will ask questions like “Who took my mom away?” or become frustrated more easily than boys. By around six to eight months, girls will roll over and put clothes on; boys will pull up to standing.
Around nine months, toddlers begin to toddle, and soon they’re running. The