Parents, Your Kids Are Listening!!!

avatar

Yes, they are listening
Actually, they have ears so they are listening!

pexels-photo-4513728.jpeg
Source

During pregnancy, it is believed that babies hear the voice of their mother.. I'm not sure about hearing the voice of their father though or do they hear that too?

While being pregnant, the mother could connect with her baby by saying words and sometimes singing to her baby. I find it hard to believe how the babies hear and kick in the womb to respond, it's just so amazing to me.

pexels-photo-8435765.jpeg
Source

Well, what I'm driving at is not about babies hearing voices from the womb. It's about kids at the imitation stage "A period of kids doing or saying what they see or hear".

I was doing some chores in my lodge when I heard a kid saying "word for word" anything his aunt says to him or to her friend. The boy's words aren't too clear yet but from imitating his aunt, he seem to do it more perfectly than when he is asked "How are you?".

pexels-photo-7985564.jpeg
Source

Kids are watching their elders which include their parents, relatives or guardians, and friends who know more than them. They have to go through this stage to learn some things since they can't ask you to teach them like adults may do.

You want to know what's more surprising? It's the fact that some things they learn from their parents aren't manifested in the presence of the parents. They learn what they can from their parents or guardians and show off with it in the midst of their friends.

kids-girl-pencil-drawing-159823.jpeg
Source

My little cousins are like that, they watch how their mom and aunts do stuffs in the house then do the exact thing when their friends come around to play. I was shocked when one of my little cousin told her friend to learn to say thank you whenever she's given a gift. She learnt that from her dad, he takes his gifts back if they don't thank him 😂

So Parents! Your kids are listening and they are watching whatever you do.

child-children-girl-happy.jpg
Source

With that in mind, parents have to be very conscious of whatever they say in their kids presence and also what they do. My neighbor's kid kept repeating all the words she was saying including the bad words and she didn't care to stop him from saying them even though she made him say them.

Kids learn very fast than we can imagine, and we do know that "Bad habits are easy to learn and master" so as parents, we should be conscious of making our kids grow the right habits.

pexels-photo-8524995.jpeg
Source

Guide them properly by teaching them on your free time, say nice words to them, show them love by playing with them and scold them when they utter bad words or act wrongly.

While you discipline yourself to show the right attitude to your kids, be sure to discipline your kids when they go wrong... Pampering them into saying those bad words will only make you regret later, start now and instill the right attitude in them as they imitate to grow up.

Thanks for reading!!!



0
0
0.000
32 comments
avatar

This is sook true. Children imitate a lot. Lol. Brings back memories.

0
0
0.000
avatar

Yeah, I noticed and saw how amazing it really is... Parents and guidance got to be careful with their kids at that stage

0
0
0.000
avatar

Not a new information for me but the delivery was perfect. Wait did I say delivery?

!PIZZA

0
0
0.000
avatar

😂 Yeah, I heard that right. Deliveryyyyyyyy 🤣
Thanks for the pizza

0
0
0.000
avatar

I believe this too and often advise expectant mothers to pray for their children while still in the womb.

0
0
0.000
avatar

You know most parents fail to understand this aspect. They fail to monitor what they say to each other right in front of their infants.
There is no better time to put a child in the right direction than this period when imitation is easier for the child.

0
0
0.000
avatar

Exactly, kids learn faster at this stage so it's wise to teach them well
Thanks

0
0
0.000
avatar

Exactly
I agree with that.

0
0
0.000
avatar

This is one thing I am so careful about but it is really not easy watching every words that comes out of the mouth just for the kid...but I try as much as I can.
Because I have seen first hand how the actions parents take around their children affects them.

Thanks for the reminder

0
0
0.000
avatar

I don't think there's anything good that comes easy, it's never easy to control how one acts in 5he presence of their kids... We just have to try to be more conscious of having our kids around.

You're right about that, kids take a lot from their parents

0
0
0.000
avatar

This is so true. You hear stories all the time about kids repeating things at school that they hear at home. I am sad when I see parents intentionally teaching g their kids bad words because it "sounds so funny when they say it." We have a huge responsibility if raising these children.

0
0
0.000
avatar

I agree with you totally, I hope parents learn

0
0
0.000
avatar

It is very important for parents to be thoughtful of what they do or say around children they learn so much when young from the things they hear and the actions they see and those things are very strong factors in how a child develops and may well be with them for life

0
0
0.000
avatar

A child learn by imitation. Children learn from their parents, sibling , people around them. A child whose parents always says shut up to him will at a tender age say that word to everyone. He doesn’t know it’s wrong to say such to an elder but because his parents always say the word to him, he feels it’s okay if he uses it too.

0
0
0.000
avatar

Exactly, you know those scenario very well... Thanks for the contribution

0
0
0.000
avatar

Children are great imitators and they learn fast than their brain could comprehend. Parents needs to watch their children when speaking. They can make them imbibe the good and positive words and restrain them from saying negative things because if they aren't cautioned, they will grow up to be master in it and then, it would be difficult to take it away from them.
@dreemport

0
0
0.000
avatar

I agree with you sis, I just hope parents learn to be mindful of that and teach their children rightly.

0
0
0.000
avatar

It's best to be a good example to your kids. They imitate everything you do and so, be a good role model to them. They'll grow up just fine.

Found you on @dreemport

0
0
0.000
avatar

That's right, being a good model to kids give them a good thing to imitate

0
0
0.000
avatar

This is a great topic!

You are so right in saying that our kids listen and they are watching.

Our youngest daughter tells how, while she was still pregnant with her little boy, there was a favorite song that she loved listening to. Whenever she listened to this music, she could feel how the little unborn baby inside her was also responding by becoming active.

Now our little grandson is almost 3 years old, but to this day, when he hears that specific song, he responds to it!

The other part, about the children watching, is also true.

Both our daughters are married and are mothers now. But we've been telling them about this from the beginning. Don't just tell your kids what to do, show them. You might tell them to do something, but they will watch what you do and that is what they will do.

Both our daughters have confirmed with us that they have experienced exactly that already.

Great post! Keep up the good work!

I got here via @dreemport.

0
0
0.000
avatar

Wow that's exactly what I'm trying to say, they are listening very well... Not every parents even notice that, glad your daughter do.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with me sir, I appreciate 😊

0
0
0.000
avatar
(Edited)

I think this is a mistake most parents make, they aren't watchful of what they say around their kids, my nephew who just 2 months mimics everything I do, talks less of an older child.

Meanwhile, @dreemport brought me here.

0
0
0.000
avatar

Glad you know about this firsthand, you would know better with your own kids through this, thanks for stopping by

0
0
0.000
avatar

Exactly kids are hearing each and everything as well as they are seeing everything. What actions we do kids hear and see them, so we should perform good deeds in our life so that our kids may also become good personalities.

I found this amazing content from @dreemport

0
0
0.000
avatar

I agree with you @greatboy parents should focus on doing good deeds to teach their kids good deeds

Thanks for your response

0
0
0.000
avatar

Hello @merit.ahama. Nice article and so true what you are saying. We think that children are not listening, but they hear everything when near us. As adults, words mean the world to children, and they believe whatever they hear. You have to be vigilant in our words and actions always.

Thanks for sharing.

Read through @dreemport

0
0
0.000
avatar

Exactly ma'am, be vigilant and make them learn good habits at that stage of imitation

0
0
0.000