Child (2 years) is afraid of children
Raising children requires a lot of time and effort. Every mom and dad dreams that their child grows healthy, strong and intelligent. Ideally, they want to raise socially active children who will be in contact with their peers and be able to express their dissatisfaction. But not all children do it. And what if the baby does not speak well, is afraid of other children and animals? Where to walk with the child, how to develop his abilities? Let's try to understand.
If your baby does not like being in crowded places, does not tolerate noise and companies, this does not mean that he is not like everyone else. Sometimes children want to play themselves, but parents must also influence their child. Give his thoughts and actions the right direction.
If a child (2 years old) is afraid of children, this does not mean that he is an autistic or abnormal. This may indicate that the baby was offended by other children. He could simply not understand what happened, but remember this and do not want this situation to happen again. Almost all children remember well the mistakes of the first unsuccessful experience. It's not surprising that they do not want to experience negative emotions again. It's unlikely that your child will simply protect himself from other children for no apparent reason.
All the actions of the child talk about the situations in which he visited. Children who rarely come into contact with their peers can be strongly attached to their mother and rarely go out into society. Because of these moments, the kid does not know how to behave, and is not friends with children.
Norms for children in 2 years
Initially, it is worth considering the standards for children aged 2 years. If your baby does not perform all the actions that are described, or does not speak all the words, do not despair. Perhaps you simply did not try to talk with him in his language, and the help of a child psychologist is completely irrelevant. Just take more time for your child.
Motor and physical development:
- walks the stairs up and down. Can lean on the railing or ask for the hand of an adult;
- oversteps over obstacles;
- runs around;
- stands on the stand;
- catches and throws the ball;
- plays in children's outdoor games;
- draws lines and circles / ovals;
- it is able to bend to lift an object;
- manages facial expressions: he turns his lips into a tube, draws his cheekbones;
- kicks the ball.
Communication and Words:
- studies children at the site, tries to interact with them,
- can speak individual words and ask questions,
- plays hide and seek,
- copies adults,
- asks for help,
- understands some everyday concepts,
- shows how many years, names.
- independently eats and drinks,
- he cleans his teeth,
- goes to the potty,
- removes and puts on panties,
- can remove and put on shoes on an easy clasp.
This small list refers to the standards of development of children in 2 years. Each kid is individual, some perform all of the above and even more, and some do not. Look at the development of your baby and do not miss the moment when you can interest him. Some parents accustom to all these procedures, so that the child goes to the kindergarten. Children 2 years old are usually led into the garden, unless there are other conditions for upbringing.
Why should children be social?
Modern parents in the age of modern technology completely forget about simple truths. Our ancestors also passed on their experience and knowledge about the development of children not only in educational activities, but mainly through games. The famous "Soroka-Beloboka", "Ladushki", "Geese-geese" and other games are undeservedly forgotten. Although they can develop not only small motor skills, but also thinking, memory and perseverance.
Many children do not know how to properly contact peers. The problem comes from childhood, such people, even in old age, often can not normally express their desires.
Adults establish a framework for communication and want children to comply with these actions. But it is worthwhile to understand that every child has his own knowledge of the world, every kid is able to learn how to contact other children, communicate, play and even resolve conflicts. So do not try to express your point of view when it is inappropriate. A children's playground in the yard is an excellent place for socializing of kids.
Narrow circle of communication
In fact, the mother herself is more dependent on the child than he is from her. This psychological trap often leads to a dead end and is misleading. If the child is constantly spending time only with mom, dad or grandmother, then there is the illusion that there is no need for other people. Therefore, appearing on the street, a child (2 years old) is afraid of children or shuns, does not go to contact.
There is an opinion that if a toddler sees a limited number of people, then in society he can behave aggressively. This is not because he has such a character, everything happens because he has no idea how to communicate in an extended circle. Due to the fact that the child constantly spends time with adults, it is easier for him to contact them than with peers. By arranging children's activities, you (and your baby) will enjoy the process.
Actions of parents
- Expand the circle of communication, not only your own, but also the child.
- Change the situation.
- Be family friendly - the more people, the better.
- More play in children's outdoor games in the company of your child's peers.
- Show your interest in activities with children.
- Often praise the child.
- First, let's easy tasks, then more complex ones. After the baby cope with the first, say that he can, you just have to think.
- First, teach the child the game, then ask to play.
Children who are brought up in austerity have more problems communicating than children who are praised. Such a child will always have a framework, try to please. Although in almost all cases, such requirements for children are too high. Because of this, the child goes into himself, because it's easier to be alone with your thoughts, where you will not be scolded, will not be demanded and you will not be always not as good as you should.
After all, it is not without reason that children feel everything, and, accordingly, if your child (2 years old) is afraid of children, then he simply is not self-confident and anxious. With such a child, children will behave coldly or roughly, which the child will not respond to, because at home this is a normal reaction to his actions.
With a low self-esteem of the child, his anxiety and self-doubt increase. Such children often say that they can not do anything. This means that the child is afraid of other children and he needs your help. He does not know how to ask you and not get rejected. He is not confident in his abilities, although he would like to try.
The most difficult case of a non-contact child is childhood autism. A playground in the yard does not cause joy, the child is closed in and very comfortable to parents. Such children can move objects sitting in one place by the hour. Modern medicine diagnoses such cases already in the first year of life of the baby.
Signs of early autism
- Since infancy, the child does not experience the joy of communicating with family and mother.
- When he is picked up, he does not seek to touch an adult or hug.
- Does not look into the eyes.
- Repeats over and over again the same phrase, movement, action. These children develop late speech.
- Children-autists go on tiptoe or skip with a thoughtful and detached expression.
If you have a suspicion that a child may be sick, then consult a specialist. Timely detection of the disease is half the work on it. After the research the doctor will say if the baby is healthy or sick.
If, after all, your baby suffers from autism, then start with small household tasks, which he is able to perform on his own. Children's outdoor games will help you in developing interest in communication. Start pets, they very well help the child to realize responsibility and adapt to the world around.
Communication with children
Many children show their first reaction to peers in the form of aggression. This is not an alarming indicator, but is a unique method of studying other children and the world. In such games they can realize where "mine" is, and where "someone else's". Aggression is a primitive way of interacting with other children. You can call it the first level of dating.
Children are very sensitive, they are able to catch emotions and attitude to themselves. But that the child is accustomed to communication and has outgrown fear and aggression, he must feel the constant support of his mother. Over time, his behavior will change, but for now mom must prevent conflicts, attend children's events.
For example, a child (2 years old) is afraid of children, because they took a toy in the sandbox. When your baby is trying to take his toy, and he is against, then you should ask the offender: "Is not my daughter asking you to play?" - or: "First ask Katya, then take it. that the child felt protection on your part and could defend his desires. After all, he is also a person, and it is necessary to respect his desires and protests. Time will pass, your baby will independently explain to children their rights.
If you see that your baby is simply offended from scratch, do not stand aside. Tell the offender in a strict tone that you can not do this. This is bad! It is unlikely that he will want to continue, but if this does not work, then take the poor child aside. Before the baby reaches the age of 3, you must fully protect him if he can not cope. At an older age, children understand what can and can not be, they perfectly remember how their mother supported them, and independently defend their point of view.