There is a big difference between helping a child and doing something for him. Parents often believe that if they solve his problems for the child, he will love them more. But this is likely to lead to the fact that the child will grow up capricious and confident that everyone around him should. However, if you help the child correctly, you can become close to him and develop a strong character in him.
A healthy way to help a child who is struggling with difficulties is to understand how he is feeling and not to try to fix it. When parents do not put their feelings about the situation in the first place, but listen to the feelings of the child, they show empathy towards him. When a child feels that he is understood, he does not feel lonely and becomes more self-confident.
An obstacle to the manifestation of empathy may be that parents may think: “I can not talk about this with the child, because I have not encountered such situations. Continue reading