Transforming a Passive Child into Active
Child - Methods to Raise an Active Child
By Andrew Loh
In many cases, passivity among children could be a psychological
problem; it could even be linked to anxiety disorder. Passive
children are always withdrawn and look dull, because of some hidden
psychological deficiencies. Passivity among children could also be
linked to an inability to solve common problem or cope well with
their own pain. Passivity may not be a bad thing at all, especially
when children know how to use the trait to their advantage. Passive
children may feel that they are entitled to get someone to do all
the things for them. This could be a negative thing for both them
and their parents.
Passive children are also very demanding when it comes to their
needs and requirements. They want everything done for them as soon
as possible. One of the most significant aspects of a passive child
is his or her perceived inability to come up in life like other
active children. Most passive children tend to be negative in their
life. Negative and useless thoughts can engulf them to impede
physical and mental growth. A perceived lack of positive nature
means that they cannot do or perform anything significant in their
personal and professional life. However, with consistent and
dedicated efforts, parents can assist a passive child to become
active with a mind that is extremely energetic and conscious.
Make sure that you take an active part in your child's life. Ensure
that your children are doing their own work. Let them finish their
homework all by themselves; make sure that you help them in their
home work only when it is necessary. If you have been a parent who
is used to everything for your children, they will not do anything
tangible in life. Instead, they can become too demanding and
fighting to seek their right to get everything from you. In many
cases, parents can be the biggest culprits while raising and
parenting their children. Active parents can raise active children,
while passive parents can spoil their children's life by making them
passive from the beginning.
Parents should be good role models for their children. They should
know how to balance things around them. Passivity could be a boon to
your children at times. Too much activity among children could be
negative as well. However, focused and controlled activity among
children is a wonderful thing because it can bring a fine balance
between different needs and requirements. Parents should try to
teach their children the basics of living independently and on their
own. Active parents could be a source of inspiration for children.
When parents are active and agile, their children tend to emulate
them by imitating their actions and deeds.
Never ever avoid setting a strict limit for your children. Mind you,
most passive children like their parents to do everything for them.
When you do everything for your children, you are spoiling them on
your own. You will responsible for their negative mental growth.
Make sure that you discuss all problems with them and never hesitate
to set things straight when something goes wrong with your children.
Conflicts may crop up now occasionally, when you try to transform a
passive child. You are your children's parent and you want them to
succeed in their life, both personal and professional. Make sure
that you set limits in those areas that demand children's active
participation. Responsibilities thrust on your children's shoulders
mean raising independent and active children. Personal growth will
be possible only when your children learn to lead a life of action
Passive children can become active when you teach them the basics of
responsibility and necessary household duties. Lethargy and laziness
may start in your own home and not in your children's school.
Laziness is a by-product of reduced responsibilities and lack of
commitment. Active parents lead and guide their children towards
doing things on their own. For example, children who know how to
arrange their school bag can easily organize the classroom chore and
activities without any hassles.
It is possible to transform a passive child into an active one by
helping him or her to take initiatives to solve intricate problems.
When your children are conscious of their duties and
responsibilities, you would have traveled half the path in your
quest to make your children active. One of the most negative
characters of a passive child is his or her inability to mingle or
socialize with other people. Make sure that you expose your children
to different people, different social situations and contexts on a
When your children know how to mingle with others, they can easily
learn how to respond them with their own actions and demeanor. In
nutshell, an active child is the one who can adjust to any type of
situation or scenario with a mind that is propelled by a self
initiated action plan.