Helping Children Overcome Shyness and Make Friends

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Don't Let Your Bashful Child Be Lonely!

 

Timid kids feel pain. Parents watch and suffer. Loneliness wins.

Imagine your child sitting alone in the lunchroom thinking,

“No one will sit with me. Nobody likes me.”

What does she feel? Does she rush to the bathroom and hide until classes start again?

Bashful kids don’t have to be friendless. You can help. There is a 3-part blueprint that works.

Go slow. Keep the steps small. Why? Because shy kids are overwhelmed by fearful thoughts and feelings. Big leaps don’t work.

3 Don’ts for Overcoming Shyness

  1. Don’t speak up for your children because they’ll lose the chance to speak up for themselves.
  2. Don’t make excuses for your children because they’ll rely on those excuses and not try.
  3. Don’t put your children down for being shy because your comments will add to their misery.

3 Do’s for Helping Shy Kids Make Friends

  1. Do ask if they’d like to make friends because you want to know if they’ll cooperate.
  2. Do ask, “What stops you from making friends?" because the answer is important and will help you guide them with the blueprint.
  3. Do tell them that making friends is a skill they can learn because it will give them the hope they need.

 

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A Few Friends Can Make a Big Difference.

 

Shy kids need your patience because impatience shuts them down. Remember, even tiny steps require taking risks. Your children may never become an outgoing extrovert or big talker. But, with your help, they can overcome loneliness and satisfy their need for a few close friends.   

 

Pick up the Blueprint by inserting the code, SPEAK UP at:

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Friendships Bring Happiness to Kids

 

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Bully Checklist for Parents – 10 Warning Signs

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Your Child Can Stop Bullying!

 

IF YOU’RE THE PARENT OF A CHILD BULLY OR A BULLY-FOLLOWER AND YOU WANT TO BE SURE, open today’s parenting gift. It includes 10 bullying signs.

Yes, bullying has been around since people existed. Today it is not just calling someone a name. Child bullying includes using power to control another with insults, rumors, hitting, shoving, spitting, and tripping. Bullies reject their targets and ban them from their peer groups. Their intention is to hurt the other.

5 Steps to Changing Child Bullying Behavior:

1.  Acknowledge the truth. If you decide, “Yes, my child is a bully,” you are brave to admit it.

2. Increase your bravery by asking yourself, “Is anyone in my family modeling this behavior?”

3. Ask that member to stop the negative behavior. Remind that person your child is watching.

4. Discuss together better ways to model good behaviors that express your family values.

5. Use today’s bully checklist and chat about it's 10 points with your child.

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Find Out What Your Child Really Thinks

 

  5 Bully Discussion Tips with Today’s Checklist:

1. Model respectful behavior.

 2. Ask, don’t accuse.

3. Find out what he thinks about bullying.

4. Help him see that helping is better than hurting others.

5. Work together on an anti-bullying slogan for his self-talk. Hang back so most of the slogan is from him. Why?      Because if it’s from him, he’ll be more likely to use it.


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Bully Checklist 

Even if you don't need it now, consider putting it in your parenting binder. You might need it in the future. Then nip bullying in the bud.

 

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Bullying Signs: How Parents Recognize Problems and Create Solutions

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"My Powerful Mind Is Thoughtful and
Kind."

 

WHY DO SOME KIDS BULLY OTHERS? Research says that bullying can give kids a sense of power and prestige. The bully wants to have others think he's important. When he hurts kids, he feels dominant and strong. It's hard for bullies to give up such feelings.

 

Some bullies come from abusive homes and treat others like they have been treated. 

 

Research also says that bullies pick on weak fearful kids. Children who are socially awkward, lack self-control, hyperactive, and don't fit in, become easy targets.

 

How Parents Can Help 

In today's article, How Parents Turn Bullies into Caring Kids, you can help both the bully and the bullied child. You will find:

 

  •  7 signs your child could be a bully-follower
  • 3 questions smart kids should ask about bullies
  • 10 parent and child discussions about bullying
  • 10 anti-bullying slogans for your child's self-talk 

  

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When I See a Victim, I'll Go and
Assist Him.

 

Why not raise thoughtful children who help the kids who are picked on? Being proud of your children is such a great feeling. You'll be building character too.

 

Click on: How Parents Turn Bullies into Caring Kids 

 

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Bullying and Peer Pressure: Parenting Kids to Choose Empathy + Video

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How Parents Help Kids Avoid Bullying

 

BULLIES BURN BRIDGES BY WHAT THEY SAY AND DO . They destroy connections like trust, friendship, and future relationships with their victims.

Bullying and Peer Pressure

By seeming powerful, bullies can influence other kids. Some children are afraid to say, “No” to the bully. Others follow because they want to "fit in."

Victims never forget how the bully made them feel nor do they forget who followed the bully’s pressure against them.  Being hurt physically, verbally, and/or emotionally, creates painful memories in the mind of the victim. They always remember. Some take revenge.

How Parents Can Help

Whether you suspect you are raising a bully or a bullied child, you CAN guide your child with good discussions.

Many children lack the experience to be wise about causing painful feelings and the importance of caring about others. You can raise their consciousness.

In today’s video, you will find 10 strategic questions to get your child to think more deeply about bullying, to consider the victim’s feelings, and to build the bridge of empathy.

As a bonus, you’ll also find 5 self-talk mottos to help your child choose caring and empathy over bullying.

Feel free to copy the transcript below the video with both the questions and mottos.

Family Discussions:

Use one question from the video per dinner discussion to find out what your child really thinks about bullying. Hold back from jumping in with your opinions. Listen well. Be sure you understand your child's thoughts before you speak.

Enjoy helping your children think wisely about the problems and pain that bullies cause because you CAN inspire them to choose caring instead.

Watch

 

Bullying – How Parents Help Kids Choose Kindness 

or

https://youtu.be/BnULkHcVE2M

 

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How to Raise Children with 7 Core Parenting Values

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Parenting Children with Loving
Values

 

If you're finding child-rearing difficult and you're worried about doing a good job, stop worrying. Consider promoting the 7 major ideas in this article with their practical parenting strategies. They're simple and require very little work or effort.

In this parenting article, you will find:

  1. How to raise members to respect each other – 7 parenting tips.
  2. How to teach your child social skills – 6 parenting solutions.
  3. How to promote a love for learning – 5 parenting strategies.
  4. How to nurture health and fitness – 6 helpful ideas.
  5. How to instill gratitude in kids – 6 specific ways.
  6. How to foster spirituality in children – 10 simple enriching approaches.
  7. How to encourage no-cost giving 5 sample discussions.
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Love Is the Key to a Happy Home.

 

The basic ingredient is love, and it is love that propels parents to do their best. The seven parenting values in this article, respect, social skills, love of learning, health and fitness, gratitude, spirituality, and non-material gift-giving can help parents raise the family of their dreams and build character too.

Give them a try and please share this article with your friends on social media.

Click here: How Parents Teach Kids 7 Positive Attitudes

 

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7 Top Attitudes Parents Teach Kids in a Loving Home

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Family Love Helps Kids Grow

 

LOVE IS THE ANSWER FOR CREATING A HAPPY HOME and respect is its key. Today we'll offer you a brief YouTube Video sharing the 7 best mindsets to instill in your children. It will tell you why they're the best with special pictures to match.

 

If you're a little disappointed in your children's attitudes and don't know what to focus on to turn them around, this video can help. 

 

If you feel you are doing a good job and want to be sure, view this video. Pat yourself on the back for every healthy attitude you are boosting in your children.

 

If you don't have children yet but plan to, checkout this video and decide what you want to teach your children.

 

Finally, if you disagree with the ideas in this video or would like to add your own to the list, let me know by commenting below. I will reply to you.

 

 

Siblings

 

 

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How Parents Raise Kids with Positive Mindsets - 5 Fun Activities

 

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Does Your Child
Look on the Bright Side?
 

PARENTING HAPPY CHILDREN IS EASIER THAN YOU THINK. Today we've created a new 4-minute YouTube Video with 5 powerful ways to teach your child positive thinking.  They include these simple fun activities. Share them with your children:

  1. The Morning Forecast
  2. The Gratitude Review 
  3. The Family Compliments
  4. The Smile Experiment
  5. The Bright Side Discussion

Why Is Raising a Positive Thinker Better than Raising a Negative Thinker?

  1. Positive children attract friendships. Negative kids repel them.
  2. Kids who are positive feel happier.
  3. Children with happy mindsets tend to look for positive solutions.
  4. Unhappy kids tend to pout and hold onto resentments.
  5. Positive kids encourage others.

I bet you can think of even more reasons to raise children with cheerful attitudes.

Now is a great time to introduce these parent/child activities. If you do, your child might make new friends and enjoy this school year more than ever.

Watch this video. Copy the transcript below it. Start using these parenting strategies today.

 

How Parents Raise Positive Kids – 5 Top Parenting Tips

 

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You CAN Raise a Positive Child!

 

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Empathy Training for Kids - 8 Simple Parenting Discussions

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Kids Understand Feelings When Parents Help


THIS PARENTING GIFT HELPS CHILDREN EXPERIENCE EMPATHY. It includes 8 discussion questions for building character through friendly chats.

Consider discussing a new question once each week because it will give your child time to reflect and practice caring skills. Dinners, car rides, and bedtimes are perfect for these discussions. Use words like:

1. Would you explain a little more? 

2. I like how you think.

3. How did you come to think that way?

4. Do you have any examples?

5. How do your thoughts match your actions? 

Don’t lecture your child on what to think. Rather, find out what he thinks and why. Accept his ideas without arguing. You can add your thoughts later by also answering the questions in today's gift.

Remember, if you force your ideas, your child may get stubborn and rebel against them.

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Friendly Chats Help Kids Care about Others

 

Pick up 8 Discussion Questions: 

Insert the code word EMPATHY at KidsDiscuss.com and start building character today. 

Imagine your feelings when your child cares about others and treats them with respect. You'll know you're parenting well and that your discussions are powerful.

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Parenting Tips: 9 Positive Sayings for Becoming Friendly Kids

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Your Child's Good Thoughts Attracts Friends

SO OFTEN A DIFFICULT SOCIAL SITUATION, like being called a mean name, can rattle kids. How they react to that name-calling is easier when they develop mental self-control.  Good mottoes repeated often can give them the restraint they need. 

In today's parenting gift you'll find 9 smart self-talk sayings your kids can use.

When children grow-up thinking socially smart thoughts, they'll remember them as adults. Such mental brainwaves become automatic and are a gift that can last a lifetime.

Ask your child to make-up socially intelligent thoughts of their own. Have a rhyming session together. Suggest they post it where they will see it often to use as a reminder even when  difficult social events occur.

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"When my feelings hurt, I'll be kind and alert."

Get started now. Pick up 9 Socially Smart Sayings to discuss with your kids by inserting SAYINGS at: KidsDiscuss.com

You CAN help your child develop strong self-thoughts and become a powerful influence for others.

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Social Intelligence: How Parents Raise Caring Kids

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Socially Intelligent Kids Care about Others

Children who care about others have social empathy. As they grow, their inner wisdom could empower others to be caring people too.

In this article we'll share 6 child behaviors to change, 7 caring principles to teach, 8 empathy questions to ask, and 9 self-talk suggestions. Armed with these tools, you'll have the parenting strategies you need to raise your children with social intelligence.

Kids aren't born knowing how the world works. Find out how you can open your children's minds by teaching them how to understand others' feelings and make friends.

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Friendly Children Have More Fun!

 

Here are some beliefs, values, and self-talk you can instill in your children. They can help your kids become socially wise, caring people, and happy children.

Socially Smart Kids - How Parents Raise Caring Children


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