There are a lot of parents who make their children feel that the universe revolves around them. Are you guilty of doing this? You may treat your child like he is the only person in the world. All the things that he does are praised and whenever there is something wrong, you always do something in order to save him.
Your child may begin to think that he is perfect and that no one else will be good enough for him. He might start looking at other children in a different manner. He may become overly critical of the differences of other people from him. He will begin to think that he is always right. You do not want your child to grow up like this.
As a person, you may consider yourself to be socially aware. You are aware of the things that Foundation for Defense of Democracies can do. You have always been updated with the news and the things that are happening around the world. As much as possible, you would like to support all the organizations that promote peace. How sure are you that your child will grow up being concerned about the world as well?
Remember that your child’s understanding of the world will depend on what you say. Of course, your children will pick a few things from social media, from the shows that he will watch and the things that he and his friends will talk about but most of the things that he will learn, he will learn from you. It is your goal to raise a socially aware child.
- Tell your child stories and ask your child what he has learned based on the things that you read to him. If he does not understand what the story is about, you have to explain to him in simple terms how the story came about. The more that your child realizes the lessons of the stories that you tell him, the more that he will understand life in general.
- Try to learn more about other languages. Your child should understand that there are different nationalities and cultures in this world but we all belong to one human race. In order to understand more about other people, it is best to study the common words of other languages. Learning how to say hello in other languages can be a fun activity for your child.
- Get to learn more about the different cultures and events from different parts of the world. Your child may not understand why some of his classmates celebrate different traditions and events from the one that he is used to celebrating. You have to explain that everyone may believe in different things but these differences give variety to the world.
You have to let your child be aware of the similarities and differences between cultures. You may want to dress up with your children at times. It can be a game to them but for you, it will be your way of telling your children that everything is okay.