When it was time for me to return to work after having my oldest child, I was grateful to find an amazing childcare facility for them to go to. However, I quickly learned that childcare is not just about dropping off your kids and picking them up at the end of the day. To make childcare education effective, you need to help those workers teach your kids. So, that's my blog is all about. I want to help parents who are using childcare for the first time to get your kids into a learning frame of mind. From flash cards to building blocks, there is plenty you can do at home to encourage your kid to learn, and that means when they go to the childcare facility each day, the eagerness to learn continues.
Solving conflicts that result among pre-verbal children can be a challenging task for most parents. Some parents throw the issues under the rug and make a mental note to train their children once they grow older. However, some problems cannot be assumed without affecting the relationship between your child and others in preschool or daycare. One of the biggest issues in these kids is usually sharing things such as toys with other kids their age.
How do you handle a situation where your little one refuses to share or cries to have other kids' items? Read on for some tips on how to successfully resolve such conflicts.
Teach kids to make requests
Your little boy finds his friend playing with a toy car and immediately grabs it. The toy belongs to the other child, but your kid doesn't know how to ask for things that don't belong to them politely. The result of such a situation will be a lot of screaming, grabbing, and throwing of small fists. However, if your child knows how to request for something, they can learn how to respect items that belong to others. For example, teach them to say, "Please lend your toy when you are done playing." The other child will be in a position to hand over their toy willingly, and your boy will also wait patiently without feeling like they have a claim to the toy.
Some kids lack empathy due to the fear of losing what belongs to them. This is particularly true of the toddler cannot defend themselves around other kids. In this case, the kid may not understand the need to share with others, and they end up clinging to their items. You need to eliminate this fear in your child by assuring them. Let them know that they can lend their toys when they are not using them. Also, guarantee them that the other kid will return the toys after playing. After a few times of lending, your child will cultivate a culture of empathy towards other kids.
Give your child a personal item
Even though a child should be taught to share, it is crucial for them to have one thing that belongs to them alone. It could be their favorite toy car, doll, stuffed animal, or another thing that they attach sentimental value to. Allow the child to hold on to this item without having to share it with other children within or outside the home. When the kid has one thing that they don't have to share, they won't have a problem giving out other toys.
Consider enrolling your child in a pre-school where they interact with other children and actively learn how to share items and show empathy towards one another.Share