hello I want to help my baby to be a successful person in future and be top in every level hmm I like to teach him to know more than his age.Hello, I am a new mom of a 4 months boy. I am very...

hello I want to help my baby to be a successful person in future and be top in every level hmm I like to teach him to know more than his age.

Hello, I am a new mom of a 4 months boy. I am very worried about his future and like to help him to be a very successful person. I want him to be top in everything. I was a very intelligent student in school. I like to help my boy to be so, but I don’t know where to start and what to teach him, should I teach him math, or painting or literature or sport what is best? I want my boy to be a remarkable person, please help. I know that babies learn fast and we raise them as we want. So it depends on me. Please help me. What should I do and when should I START?

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mizzwillie | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

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As a new mom, I know that you are anxious to help your son be everything he can be, and you can start now.  However, encouragement to explore for himself is better than you deciding for him.  Because he is an infant, reading hard cover baby books which are colorful, have few words, and pictures of REAL things to illustrate will help.  Paying attention and playing games with him such as peek-a-boo help him interact with people.  Please don't lay the burden on him of being the best at everything; we are all good at some things but never at everything.  If you demand perfection, that is a path to failure as no one is perfect.  Encourage imaginative play where the baby can use toys as he wants.  At four months, he mostly needs YOU and your time.  Remember that a perfect mom doesn't exist either, so do your best and that will be enough.  Do get more information about being a mom; I'm sure that there are programs such as Birth to three which teach you more about how to be a mom.  Read for yourself about how children learn and then RELAX and Enjoy your baby.

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reiton | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) eNoter

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Through love, support, guidance, and opportunity children become successful one day at a time.  They are not "made" successful.  I have seen many parents try to make their children successful only to see it backfire.  All you have with your baby is the present, one moment at a time.  Provide love, support, and guidance in all that your baby does.  Then sit back and watch the blossoms of success unfold.  Since you sound so determined to make your baby successful, I want you to think honestly about the following question, "What are you going to do if your child is not your version of successful?" As an educator, this is where I see most parent-child relationships falter.  When it is the parents' version, the child is often times unsuccessful in their eyes no matter what.  Was your baby boy successful today, because today is all we are gauranteed?  

 

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