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Is it true that the behavior of children is a reflection of how their parents raised them?


Manish Agarwal

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Children are like mirrors; they reflect whatever they see, irrespective of whether it is good or bad.

Childhood is a critical stage for a child’s physical as well as psychological characteristics. So when the question of how much are children the reflection of the parents, the answer is up to a certain extent only. We are living in a cyber world, where technology, the internet, television, and social media plays a crucial role in dominating others.

The initial three to five years after the child is born is a crucial stage of development. Almost 80% of the brain growth and development takes place during this stage, and during this stage, the brain is made adaptive to its external environment.

As a result of this, all the habits and behaviors the children are exposed to during this period become a part of their behavior at a later stage of life.  And since these experiences contribute directly to the child’s development, all sorts of negative experiences create a negative impact on the child’s physical and mental development.

Negative Experiences

According to the analysis of Sandra Brown, an expert in early childhood development, when children are exposed to violence regularly, the violence environment can cause a permanent disfigurement in the child’s mental and physical development. Their foundation of trust towards others shatter and they start imagining the world as a dangerous place where only terror and violence exist. These traits get incorporated into a child’s brain and get challenging to undo those at a later stage of life.

Sandra also mentioned with an incident about the strange behavior of a young girl from their institute. The girl used to arrive in the morning and then out of nowhere she used to grab a baby doll and attack that doll fiercely.

Young children are very delicate, and they need special attention from their parents. The children should be guarded against all sorts of negative issues. Give the children a healthy atmosphere to bloom, and they’ll bloom the brightest.

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