Four Things Psychologists Want You To Know About Your Strong-Willed Child

By Samrat Saxena|2 - 3 mins read| June 19, 2024

Do you feel your kid is a strong-willed child too? In that case, you might have felt like raising a tornado at several moments. However, around 10–20 percent of kids worldwide are typically strong-willed—full of energy, high in confidence, and too determined. This might sometimes feel like a challenge to some parents.

Read below this article to understand some of the important things psychologists want you to know about your strong-willed child.

Such Kids Are Highly Observant

Kids who are strong-willed likely notice things more than the normal ones. As such, they are highly observant and pay keen attention to detail. While this skill is actually good, it sometimes makes them feel stubborn, as they will point out even the smallest detail that the adults overlook. It’s similar to having a mini-detective in your home to catch every flaunt. This is your opportunity to utilize this skill of his in progressive activities like puzzles so that his skills are channeled into something good.

Leaders By Birth

Your strong-willed child is probably a little leader who has the skills to be decisive and is not afraid of standing up for their beliefs. Though you might find it challenging in the present, these leadership skills will make a big difference in the future. Let them get involved in some family decisions or maybe simple questions such as what to have for dinner or where we can plan our next trip. This will make them feel valued and help them learn about their responsibilities.

Strong Emotions In Their Built-In Package

Emotions are something that even a strong-willed child feels intensely. Since they are too passionate about their likes and dislikes, dramatic outbursts are not uncommon for them. Though this indicates their deep connection with the smallest of things, it is important to make them learn to manage their feelings. Even a simple cool-down can work wonders when it comes to handling their intense emotions.

Learn Best Through Experience

Usually, strong-willed kids love to learn through their experience rather than getting told to do something. Therefore, let them experience and explore the world to grasp knowledge better. This approach will not just satisfy their curiosity but also help them learn lessons that will stick with them throughout.


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Last Updated: Wed Jun 19 2024

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