Do not address your child with the words “My Love, Mommy, Daddy, My Aunt, My Uncle”!
You may have seen parents and family members addressing their children with words such as “mommy, daddy, uncle, auntie” around you. Maybe this is how you address your child. So, is it right to address it in this way in terms of the child’s personality and healthy development?
Many parents think that the address is more sincere and sincere, and then the child’s name is forgotten. All family members address according to their degree of kinship; like my grandmother, my mother, my father, my aunt.
Addressing it in this way is definitely not correct for the healthy personality development of the child. Remember that your child is an individual. You can show that you respect him by calling him by his name. If you’re going to address your child that way, why did you name it? If everyone speaks differently, how can a child develop his personality, his individuality?
Children are not just addressed in this way. Some parents also address their children with love words such as “my love, my darling, my dear, my princess, my honey”. Is your child your child or your love? You can contribute to the healthy development of your child by just calling him by his name.
Please call your child by name only to support healthy personality development. If you address your child with the words “mother” or “daddy”, you will increase his dependence on you even more.
Hope your child doesn’t forget your name,
Specialist Pedagogue Sevil Yavuz,
Beykent University Lecturer
Child, Adolescent, Family Psychologist
Parenting Skills & Counseling Center