A parent’s sacrifice for their children is invaluable. To know that their child is fed, clothed, and warm can sometimes be an excruciating experience.
It’s also quite gratifying to witness children repaying the favor.
This video, shot in a Chinese metro, completely captivated us! The story is about a young boy and his mother who both fell asleep during the ride.
Her son showed her undying love and concern at that time. He stroked her hair and sat her on his lap.
It’s a charming view.
Does that happen all the time?
Children who are compassionate and unselfish with empathy for others and a desire to help those in need are not easy to raise. Psychologists recommend the following parenting strategies to help raise such children:
- Talking openly about feelings and emotions is the key to bridging the gap between a parent and a child. From a young age, children are not aware of other people’s feelings; they gradually come to understand them. By being open, the parent should guide the child through the process.
- Be a volunteer
Discuss why it is important to help others and how it makes you feel with your child.
3. Let them help with chores
Chores teach children to contribute to a greater good.
4. Praise the internal drive rather than the job well done.
As an alternative to complimenting the floor’s cleanliness, express gratitude for the child’s thoughtfulness and willingness to help.
5. Rather than rewarding them for one random act of kindness, reward them for persistent excellent behavior.
Repeated gifts can lead to a false sense of reward. Spending time with your partner should not be seen as a reward for doing good. The child may believe that parental love is conditional and conditioned upon his efforts.
Relationships between parents and children can be challenging. On the other hand, parenting is the most rewarding experience of all!