Tips for Developing a Child’s Personality


Personality plays a critical role shaping the life of every individual. Though every individual is born with a unique personality, their personality gets influenced significantly by the surroundings he or she is raised in. This is why the onus for developing positive personality traits remains with a child’s caregivers, teachers, and parents. There are many different things they can do for developing a child’s personality in a positive manner.

Understanding Personality Development in Kids

The development of a child’s personality takes place mostly within the age of three to six. Therefore, this is the right time for you to try and inculcate certain practices and values so that they grow up to become positive and confident individuals.  Naturally, teachers and parents can be the biggest influencers in the process of developing the personality of a child.

Development of Child Personality

As parents, we often think that the best way to influence our children’s personality is to teach them the dos-and-don’ts of life. However, the fact is that the children pick up values by mirroring our behaviour, not from our lectures. This can be done best by including positive personality traits in our regular lifestyle in a subtle manner.

Mentioned below are some tips that can help our young ones develop a positive personality from a very young age.

  • Always abstain from labelling your child for certain behaviour. This not only closes a child’s correction options, but may also lead to low self esteem. Therefore, while correcting your child’s mistakes, be extremely cautious with your words.
  • Please remember that children always crave for attention. During the stage of language skill development, toddlers and preschoolers tend to talk a lot. To make them feel confident and secure, teachers and parents must listen to their stories attentively. This will develop their confidence and set an example for them to become good listeners.
  • Some parents expect their children to be excellent in everything they do and can’t accept their shortcomings. Instead of accusing them, try to identify their unique capabilities and encourage those qualities.
  • Abstain from comparing your child with neighbours, relatives, and other friends because this can cause serious damage to a child’s personality. This comparison makes a child believe that he or she is not good enough. In order to bring the best out of your child, parents and teachers must respect their individuality.
  • Don’t forget that children learn from what they see around them. Therefore, try to do things that you advocate to them. You can start with little things such as arranging toys on the shelf to behaving courteously with guests. Please ensure that there is no disagreement or hypocrisy in your behaviour.
  • The availability of time for free play has reduced drastically for the current generation of children. However, you must encourage your child to take part in games and sports because these are extremely important personality development activities for them.
  • It is been found that too much screen-time creates a negative impact on the intellectual and social development of children. Teach your child the value of social interactions so that he stays away from gadgets.
  • Outdoor and Nature Play should be encouraged as an antidote to screen time. WillowBee encourage outdoor play on a daily basis, which helps develop a child’s imagination, team work, self-confidence and gross motor skills.

If you want to find out more about developing your child’s personality, please contact us at WillowBee. Our early childhood educators are dedicated to giving each child the best start to their life.