'Empathy', 'self-confidence', 'sense of effort', 'the value of money', 'taking into account common goods'. In this practical series, Le Figaro offers you to deepen five major pillars of child development. Each episode will feature one or more researchers, a clinician and parents whose testimonials and advice will shed light on the subject.
Drawing a guy is not the sea to drink. Two arms, two legs, one nose. Louise freezes. She does not know how to draw the belly. Her classmates know very well, she explains to her mother. Louise begins to cry. I suck, I can't do it. Helplessly, her mother looks at her.
The day Louise had to draw a man", Sophie, 35, an engineer in Issy-les-Moulineaux, kept it in memory. That was in 2021. The year Louise cried "as soon as she couldn't do something." When Sophie discovered that her daughter did not look like her. "Me, I'm pretty confident. Finally... Normally, I don't doubt too much. Louise her..." Louise has immense sorrow if she fails. "When I hear him say 'I'll never make it,' it breaks my heart."
Like Sophie, how many parents remain confused when they hear their child say something stupid, ugly, uninteresting? "I am the terrified mother of a 12-year-old girl. In my eyes she is beautiful so I don't understand why she hates herself so much," one mother wrote on a Facebook parent group. "My eight-year-old son often says he's stupid," wrote another. According to child psychiatrists, self-confidence is at the heart of a healthy construction. According to fifteen parents interviewed by Le Figaro, it is the main "skill" they want to transmit to their child. History "that he does not become like me" says a mother.
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