Is It Okay to Label Your Child As an Attention Seeker?

Is It Okay to Label Your Child As an Attention Seeker?

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Many parents say that their children always seek attention. Some parents say that their children might have attention issues. I find it challenging to handle a child as a parent, and I feel exhausted. Is it true that a child always seeks your attention? Most of the time, it is not. Your child seeks a connection rather than attention, and they behave fussy when they do not get that. A child needs your presence.

How to identify if your kid needs your presence? Your child may ask you to play with them or may prefer sticking around you always. When your kid needs attention, they may also cry, feel, or not want to eat most of the time. They may keep complaining about almost everything.

How to help your child seeking your presence? Providing undivided attention means being attentive to your child without other disturbances like TV, phone, or work. You can sit, converse, play, cuddle, hug, paint, sing, or listen. Alternatively, you can take your children for an evening walk, play outside, shop with them, or visit a friend’s house. You can do so many things with your child to build a better connection.

It is very important to maintain direct eye contact with your child while you are talking, playing, or doing any activities to keep them engaged and make your presence felt close. This helps the children understand that you are with them.

Giving attention to your little ones whenever they need it and even when they don’t is the best way to build a connection and bond with them. It is never a good idea to label your child as an attention-seeker. All that your child needs is your time, care, warmth, laughter, and support. Never miss showing your unconditional love for your child! Never let your child down as they always need you by their side.

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