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Teaching Your Preschooler About Being Kind

Posted on 07-28-2017

As a parent, one of the most important lessons you can teach your preschooler is how to be kind. When children reach the age where they are able to enroll in preschool, they must prepare to enter an environment filled with many new classmates and teachers. Instilling habits in your children that reflect thoughtfulness and consideration for others will help in their socialization and ability to make meaningful relationships in the future. Here are some simple but powerful things to do that will teach your child how to be kind in every interaction.

“Please” and “thank you”

While this may seem simple, implementing the use of “please” and “thank you” is a very important step for children in learning how to consider others before taking what they want. Merely prompting your child to say “please” before giving him something he wants, or asking him to say, “thank you” when he receives something will quickly instill this practice.

“Sorry”

Just like, “please” and “thank you,” enforcing proper apologies early is important for teaching children to not only think of others, but also be held accountable for their actions when it comes to how they treat their friends. Asking your child to apologize for something is also a great opportunity to then walk him through the scenario and help him understand the complexities of social situations.

Sharing

We all know the phrase: “sharing is caring,” and this is for a good reason. Children who are not told to share with their siblings, friends, or classmates can create selfish habits. Next time your child is playing with a toy at the playground, ask him if he’d like to invite a nearby child to play with him. This will make for good sharing habits and potentially lead your preschooler to feel comfortable making new friends.

Remember to be patient whenever your child is reluctant to use certain manners. With love, encouragement, and consistency, and by setting a positive example, your preschooler will have wonderful manners in no time.

Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of League City Bay Area located in League City, Texas? Our mission is to provide secure, nurturing, and educational environments for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. We help children to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. For more information, give us a call or stop by for a tour! We’d love to get to know you and your family. 

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