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July 07, 2020 Tuesday 06:42:07 PM IST

Flexible Learning Benefits Children

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A flexible learning approach for children under the age of two during lockdown can help reduce behavioural problems later.  Forcing young children to undertake structured learning or achieve specific tasks may cause behavioral problems during toddlerhood. The flexible method of parenting, known as 'autonomy support', places emphasis on the child taking the lead. As the child engages in tasks, parents should watch and adjust how they respond according to how the child is managing, say the researchers. They acknowledge that this method of helping the child to be in control is not necessarily easy.Parenting must be tailored according to the child. Parents who don't remember their baby having an easy temperament should let go of the idea of achieving specific goals during play, and allow their children to develop at their own pace.

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