Transforming a Passive Child into Active
Child - Characteristics of a Passive Child
By Andrew Loh
Children come in forms and personalities. Some of them are very
active and agile, while others are passive and dull. Some children
are full of uncontrolled energy levels, while many others are
withdrawn and self contained. An active child can be a bundle of
energy throughout the day, while a passive child shows restricted
life style that could eventually hinder classroom performance. Not
all children in this world can be active and agile. You will find
innumerable children who are very passive and inactive.
Every parent in this world wants to raise an active child, who can
perform very well not only in the classroom, but also in
professional and personal life. They feel that active children can
bring them joy and happiness. On the other hand, passive children
could be a source of concern for many parents. Passivity among
children is a big source of worry, just because passivity can easily
rob the charm of a good family life. Parents may not like to see
their children becoming passive.
The laws of nature are very simple; not every child in this world
can be active and there is an equal distribution of active and
passive children. However, it is possible to raise an active child
by transforming a passive child by applying intuitive techniques and
methods of child rising. Before parents can transform passive
children into an active one, they should know how to identify
passive children by observing their mannerism and habits. Here are
some of the characters that will help you identify whether your
child is passive or not.
More often, almost all passive children live in their own world. You
feel as if they are living with their own dreams and aspirations
that are so difficult to find out. Most passive children look
aimless and dull throughout the day. The most visible aspect with a
passive child is his or her sense of reclusion and isolation that
borders on an extreme nature. Apart from these characters, the other
significant ones are:
Lethargy: A passive child is very lazy and lethargic. He or
she cannot do anything throughout the day. Passive children are
well-known for their sedentary nature.
Flat and lifeless: Most passive children look dull, insipid,
lifeless and flat. Their face is devoid of any lively expression. In
most cases, their eyes do not sparkle nor do they shine bright.
Absence of laughing or smiling: Passive children never laugh
or smile either in their classroom or in their home. They keep
frowning at things or events that occur around them.
Less attention span: Passive children have a short attention
span. They look forlorn and adrift with their own ideas and
thinking. They look as if they are searching for something in their
Lack of interest in art and painting: Most passive children
do not like or hate art, drawing and painting. In fact, these
activities are extremely boring to them.
Lack of interest in mingling with others: Most passive
children never mix with other children very easily. They hate
playing with others and team work does not come naturally to them.
Likes puzzles and games: Passive children keep solving
puzzles and tricky games all by themselves. They also like to repeat
the same puzzles repeatedly, while tending to hide behind the
Lack of affection: When someone cuddle or hug them, they tend
to be withdrawing and dull; in fact, they never reciprocate with
loving gestures shown by their parents or other elders.
Restricted eating habits: Most passive children do not eat
well. Even when they eat, they are very choosy in what they eat.
Biting nails: Passive children have a habit of biting their
nails and finger tips. They find solace in doing such activities.
Wandering: When passive children are not doing anything, they
just like to wander from one room to the other without any aim.
Like to sleep: When passive children sleep, it is very
difficult to wake them up. They like to sleep soon after taking
Look invisible: Most passive children go unnoticed in their
classrooms. Teachers may never notice such children because passive
children like to remain incognito.
Most passive children look scared or afraid of doing something in
front of their teachers and other children. Passivity seems to be a
psychological deficiency among passive children. Experts believe
that it could be an emotional problem that could be solved by
applying consistent effort by the parents. Most of them are very
poor in cognitive and visual thinking skills. With encouragement and
motivation from their parents, even they can become active children,
who are capable of scoring good grades and marks. Continue to read
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