Raising a kid is one of the most challenging tasks in the world. There are some critical suggestions in line with the research conducted by Harvard University psychologists in order to raise a kid whose empathy is developed, interested in others and have respect for ethical values.
Build Enduring Relationships
Interest and respect cannot be learned with words but when they are treated in this manner. In case you kid will feel love, he will reflect it. This perception has a very important place in learning and implementation of values in child development.
There are many ways to do so:
- Dealing with their physical and emotional needs,
- Providing stable and safe family environment,
- Showing emotional affinity and respecting individual personality,
- Offering things that they are really interested in their lives,
- Exchanging opinions with them and approving their successes and efforts.
Be a Strong Role-Model For Him
Children learn ethical values and behaviors by watching us. The attitude of the adults towards each other is very important in this process. Practicing the taught things has a great importance in raising a kid.
Parents should pay attention to be fair, honest, peaceful while solving problems, able to control the anger in their attitudes.
Of course, no one is perfect all the time. The important thing is to teach children about how, to be honest in terms of modesty, awareness, accepting mistakes and flaws.
Know to Say Sorry When You Need to
Don’t forget the honesty and humility. Talk with your kid when you make a mistake. Tell sorry. Let your kid know about your plans about how you are going to avoid making the same mistake.
Take care of yourself. Spend time with your friends. Go for a walk. In case you will deal with events which will decrease your stress level, you will be so kind and polite to your child. Let others include into the process of raising your child. In this way, your child will see your relations with other people and accept you as a role model.
Create Opportunities for Them to Establish Relations with Others
Children need help in order to learn how should they establish relations with others. Research shows that those who have the habit of expressing their gratitude will be more helpful, compassionate, and forgiving. Also, these people are healthier and happier. Kids who know to be satisfied and show interest will also learn to respect. A kid who helps others’ homework will take a great way in terms of showing interest to others.
Give them responsibility. They can help you in everyday tasks. Praise your kid but not every time, try to do this is really important and extraordinary help you receive from them.
Talk about an attitude you watch a movie or show with him. For instance, ask him what he thinks about the decision of a character. Such dialogues are very important in order to understand what they think.
Learning to say “thank you” is very important for his future relationships and it means that he will include a magical word into his life. Encourage him in order to express his gratitude for the people who are involved in his life and be a model to him without forcing him.
Teach How to Empathy
Every kid will deal with his family and friends. Expansion of this circle of interest is one of the challenges that parents face. However, a child must learn how to empathy with other people.
Their perception must be open in this manner in order to let them expand their circle of interest. Especially expansion of this circle of interest today has a great importance in terms of communicating with other cultures and communities.
Face Them With Challenges
Let them face challenges. Let them understand what people think and how they feel when they are vulnerable. The circle can be expanded about the empathy towards a new kid in the class. Let them know about the challenges that his peers experience. Talk with him. Talk with him about the news and learn what he thinks. Listening is one of the key factors in empathy. Tell him the importance of listening.
Encourage Him to Be Individual to Make Changes
Help them to understand the ethical concepts such as justice. Kids are also interested in the leadership role for better changes in the society. They tend to do things for the good.
Use the ethical contradictions. For instance, teach them to talk about whether it will be ethical to invite a new neighbor which he doesn’t like to his birthday party.
Let Them Create Solutions
Encourage them to take precautions against problems such as cyberbullying. Offer them opportunities to be sensitive to greater problems such as homeless people or uneducated girls. Support them to have the culture to do things together. A kid who can create solutions and learn how to teamwork will start to create positive changes and make them permanent.