Ditch the complex toys. Your child needs more unstructured play!
Children as young as 18 months can display empathy. So just a little guidance in the right direction can go a long way in raising your child to be sensitive to those around them.
How can you help your child with fears like these?Ignoring or belittling their fears is not going to help kids overcome these fears. For kids, these are very real fears that need to be addressed and taken care of. Monsters under the bed may be imaginary but laughing at them or tough love approach may not make them go away and you will have a child who is
scared but has no outlet to express themselves. However, giving in to their fears and appeasement is not going to help either. For instance, if a child is afraid of dogs, letting that fear be and keeping them out of all situations with dogs is not recommended either.
Like all behavior, practice makes perfect and the more we practice generosity the better we get at it. To loop back to where we started, being generous is the best way to teach generosity. If your child sees you perform little acts of kindness without expectations, you will see them do the same. Don’t we all want to teach our children what brings them a lifetime of happiness? So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and give. It is the season!