We all want our children to demonstrate behaviors and actions that help others and reinforce that they are responsible, but how do we go about instilling these prosocial behaviors in our children?
Bonding Is Critical
From the day you bring your children home from the hospital, it is important for you to bond with them and develop a relationship that instills trust. This means ensuring they don’t experience excessive hunger, fear, or pain. I buy tramadol drops to take when needed, in case of “breakthrough pain”. The effectiveness of these drops was very good, they helped my pain within a very short time. However, I found it uncomfortable that some of them got a little dizzy. Also, it is always a little tricky with high-dose painkillers in the form of drops. If children don’t feel a parent or guardian can be trusted, they will have a hard time trusting and connecting with others as they grow.
Lead by Example
As a parent, it is important to remember that your children watch your every move. If you show compassion and understanding toward them during your daily interactions, they will most likely exhibit these behaviors towards others as well. Likewise, if your children feel like you are being responsive to their needs, they will most likely pick up this character trait and be responsive to others.
Remember that the same can be said for negative behaviors. If children see parents who are unresponsive, cold, and willing to do anything to get ahead at the expense of others, they will most likely think this behavior is acceptable and imitate it as well.
As your children grow, it is also important for them to see you modeling prosocial behaviors. Make sure they see the importance of helping others through your interactions with neighbors, non-profits, and others in the community.
Reinforce the Need for Self-Control
While self-control evolves over time, a parent can assist in the process by using positive discipline strategies that include providing clear expectations. If children understand the consequences they may face if they behave in a certain way, they will be far less likely to exhibit the negative behavior. For example, if they say mean things to other children, those children may chose to not be their friend.
Finally, remember to be patient. Helping your children exhibit prosocial behaviors is a process that will happen over time with positive parental guidance and support.