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How to Teach a Child to Love Himself? 5 Simple Rules

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We have to work hard on ourselves and our relationships with children to teach kids to use their emotional intelligence. It is especially difficult to teach a child healthy love for himself because we are just learning it. So how can we teach a child (and also ourselves) this simple thing?

  • 1. Deal with your feelings and desires. Just answer honestly. Sometimes our desires and feelings are not at all what we would expect from ourselves. They may not match the perceptions of society, parents, friends. Accept the very fact of their existence.
  • 2. Find sincerity in yourselves. Start doing what you really like and want to do. Take the desires and feelings from the previous paragraphs and bring them to life. Only one rule is to do it sincerely. Not because “it’s accepted,” but because you want to. You need to take the boldest ideas and bring them to life for training.
  • 3. Learn how to express your emotions. It is desirable to express most emotions with words. You need to stop yourself in the moment of impulses and think about how to express it calmly and understandably for others. In addition, you should think about your boundaries – learn how to protect them and say “no” when you really do not want to do something.
  • 4. Observe the boundaries of the child. It does not mean that you have to indulge all his requests. If it does not violate your personal boundaries and if you can do it for the child – why not? This way he will understand that his words, his opinion mean something to you (and therefore to others).
  • 5. Accept the child. Along with his desires, needs and habits. You shouldn’t berate a child if he’s done something you think is wrong. It happens that your child has painted walls, and this is the beginning of his brilliant artistic career but you think about how he ruined the wallpaper. And you buried his career forever in screams and punishments. That’s why you have to avoid it.
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