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Grooming your child the right way

Dr. Shalini Kapoor Kad
Jan. 14, 2011

A homoeopathic paediatrician, a counselling expert and a freelance writer are a few words to describe my profession. My sole aim is to put forth practical piece of information that guides every one right in the direction, blending the medicos to a layman with a simple gesture to make the medical things a little less convoluted and comprehendible.


Even one whisper in silence is enough to create sound. Similarly, one small incidence or discipline can make a big effect on the upbringing of a child. Because the mind of a child is like a clean slate which is eager to lap up all the information possible. That’s the reason why grooming of children in the right manner is very important as the seeds of formation of good or bad person are sowed in this age. Positive grooming goes a long way in making your child blossom into a highly optimistic and confident individual whereas, pessimist approach can breed meekness and inferiority in your child when he grows up.

Some of the important tips of grooming a child are:

Grooming about hygiene

Cleanliness keeps diseases away and also keeps you presentable. If the importance of cleanliness and good hygiene is taught to the child very early in life, he will always maintain good hygiene and cleanliness around him. This will help him to stay healthy and fit and enhance his personality.

Grooming about moral values

In today’s world when violence is threatening peaceful sustenance, it has become quintessential that the coming generation has more faith in solving issues through negotiations and has cool head. Inculcation of good moral values will give your child the ability to differentiate between good and bad and their effects. This can help him become a balanced individual who will work for the benefit of the society. Respecting elders and appreciating the virtues of others is one quality which needs to be specially developed in child.

Proper education

Childhood is the right time to start schooling and hence most children start their schools at pretty young age. Parents should try to give their children an education which makes them aware of the realities of life and is more practical and bookish. For more proper grooming, every parent should stress the need for learning and acquiring knowledge upon the child so that he completes his education more seriously.

Developing hobbies and other qualities

Apart from regular schooling every child should be groomed for playing at least one sport so that he understands the importance of wining and losing and get a slice of positive competitive spirit at young age. This will also help to keep him more fit and indulge in more physical activity. This liking of childhood latter becomes a profession or an important means of maintaining fitness.

Every child has some special talent or hobby. It can be anything from bird watching, stamp collection, painting or singing. If the hobby is encouraged and developed it can help the child to have his special consoling indulgence throughout his life. Hobbies are also important as in depression or anguish many people find solace in them and their passion towards particular art or activity makes them sail over the rough times.

Importance of money

Money is very important and does not come too easily to most. Children since small age should be made to understand the importance of hard earned money so that they do not turn into spendthrift by the time they reach teens.

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