“Self-focus” considered as a behavioral disorder in adults Egocentrism is observed between 2-6 years of age in children and is considered normal.
You can find detailed information about eutosantrism in this article.
In this article, Egocentrism in children – Self-focusing behavior will be examined.
Egocentrism Psychologist Jean Piaget (1896-1980), who was seen as a normal person in children aged between 2-6 years, explained in his studies.
Due to the nature of the child, the child tries to perceive and explore his / her environment during the development period. For this reason, I can be found in centrist behavior.
” Egocentrism Term ” 2-6 Years
Children in this period;
• Prides itself constantly with your own.
• Does not like to share.
• Self-focused. For this reason, he thinks that everything is the focal point.
• He thinks that everyone sees the world as he sees himself.
• They are unaware that others see events differently and perceive things differently.
• They often pronounce words like “No, it’s me”, “I own”, “My”.
How should parents treat?
First of all, you should understand that this is normal in children.
Thanks to a calm and patient approach, it will be easy to manage the Egocentrism period. Especially for toddlers, it is important to be careful and calm during this period.
You must give up the behavior of managing the child.
While your child’s development is ongoing, you should not try to keep him under control at all times. In the Egocentrism period, your child’s wishes may be as exaggerated as realistic. You should not force her to think like you yourself, you should talk and you should share your ideas.
Let your child make friends with other children.
• Allow your preschooler to make friends with other children.
• Egocentrism tends to lose their nature when children encounter different behaviors of their friends. Seeing that they have different points of view will help your child to understand the truth.
Observe your child well.
Listen carefully to the stories your child talks aboutt. In this way, you can understand his world more closely
Talk to your child often
Guide your child to talk to you. However, your child should not feel under pressure to make decisions. You can create a positive discussion with him so that he can exchange ideas with you, allowing you to explore different perspectives.
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