"5 tips for raising a compassionate child"
Human beings are born kind. We often learn the opposite later in life, but it's important for parents and caregivers alike to teach children from an early age how make their fellow man feel better when they see him hurting or struggling (for starters). Studies show that compassion is something we all possess by nature; “It seems almost as though we're predisposed," says Alfie Kohn author of The Brighter Side Of Human Nature
In the early years, children develop empathy by understanding how their friends feel. For example a 2-year old might try comforting another who is crying with an offering of her own blankie or Paci Pod toy; while toddler may not know why they are sad themselves but remember times when she felt bad and knows what comforts you - at 3 your child will be able to relate better because now there's more awareness on both sides!
4 year olds usually understand the emotions behind other people's actions and take into account that they may have hurt someone else. They also feel empathy for another child's injury, making it easier to apologize without being told; however these qualities do not manifest until later on in life as children grow up! By 5 or 6 years old, most kids will share what toy they like best if given two choices (although some might need more time) as well as how kind you could be towards your friends while brainstorming ideas together -- all key skills needed from an early age so we can help create better future generations !
Strategies for Encouraging Kindness
It's important that parents teach their children about being goodhearted and compassionate. So for starters, try not to scold them when they do something wrong because this will only make the child feel bad about themselves even more than before- which isn't what you want! But in order for these lessons of compassion to stick with your kids, show some love by kissing boo-boos or reading cozy bedtime stories every now then.. And don’t stop there: spend time doing activities like cooking together as well—you never know where those moments may lead!
1. Believe that your child is capable of being kind
It's important to believe in your child and see the best of who they can be. "If you think, treat them as if he is always up-to no good then soon will become so. But when we assume that there might just be some redeeming qualities inside him after all--after giving it time for these nurturing emotions make themselves known; our expectations may actually turn out true!
2. Model positive action.
Your words are important to set the tone for your child's life. Modeling kindness and generosity from day one will help them learn how it feels when they practice being kind with others, including elderly neighbors or friends who need comforting after a hard time themselves. As soon as you can talk in phrases rather than single sounds-words like "mm hh mm" form an excellent foundation upon which children build their understanding of what is appropriate behavior at different ages over many years!
3. Treat your child with respect.
We all want our children to grow up to be respectful, kind and compassionate. We are not always sure of the best way to teach these qualities. Teaching your child through kindness is one of the most important things you can do for them. Kindness starts with how we treat our kids when they are young. The more respect you give your child, the more he or she will feel comfortable coming to you in times of need or concern. A lack of respect from a parent could lead a child into feeling insecure about themselves and their self-worth which can lead to ineffective coping strategies later on in life which may include addiction, depression, violence etc., so it's time for parents everywhere to start being intentional about showing their children that they have worth
4. Coach your child to pay attention to people's facial expressions.
In order to understand other people's perspectives, it is helpful if your child can pay attention and learn from facial expressions. One way this happens in children as young as six months old! You will be able better empathize with those around you - even strangers- when you teach them how a person might feel on an emotional level by looking at their face without any words being spoken between each other."
5. Let your child know often that how they treat others matters to you greatly.
It's natural for parents to want to protect their children from the hurt and pain that comes with bullying. You may think your child will never be a bully because they are so kind, but it is important to talk about what makes a person a bully, and how we can identify them. It is also important to let your child know often that how they treat others matters greatly - not just in school or at home, but everywhere! The more you have these conversations with your child, the less likely they'll be to engage in bullying behaviors as an adult.
6. Understand that your child's perception of differences in others comes into play.
Kids notice differences in people just as they do with animals and colors of crayons, so assume the best. If your child says something socially inappropriate it's important to explore why he or she feels that way calmly before correcting any misunderstandings by more fully explaining what is going on.
7. Be sensitive to messages that your child picks up from the media
A study by the University of South Australia found that children are just as likely to imitate kind actions they see in movies and read about on books. Be aware of what your child watches, be available for conversation when he or she gets home from school each day with some good programming choices like shows focused around caring and compassion!
8. Avoid setting up competition within your family.
Children love to compete with each other and learn from their failures. If you set them up as rivals, the only person who will win is yourself because these children are going after victory at all costs! Encourage your kids instead of competing by working together in order get a job done - just make sure that every one gets credit for his or her hard work
"When we put our children against each other,it teaches us more about ourselves than when they succeed on an individual level." So rather than encouraging this kind practice where everyone's competitors become obstacles- teach how it feels good when people help.
9. Be patient with your little one.
Kindness and compassion are learned. Life presents challenging situations to adults, even the best of us can be challenged in our roles as parents or role models who want nothing more than for their children (and ourselves) grow into wonderful people with tolerant hearts!
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