Kindness begets kindness!
Raising children with the right behavioral traits is not just important for their well-being but also for the upliftment of the community as a whole. It is in the hands of the parents, educators, and other caretakers to ensure this happens smoothly. While parents can keep a check on this at home, it also becomes the responsibility of the preschool they go to, to ensure children are given the opportunity to bloom. This can be better supervised and ensured in preschool classes that support small group learning.
Top 6 ways to raise caring and self-confident children
Modeling the right behavior – Children tend to copy what they see around them. They may not understand the verbal lessons given to them but would certainly relate to the attitude they see around them. Hence, the best way to inculcate any behavioral trait is to model the same at home. Be their role model.
Allowing room for failure – One of the biggest drawbacks of the current competitive world is its obsession with success. We need to normalize failure and let our children know that failure is as much a part of our growth as success is. There should be no shame associated with not succeeding or giving up when that is the right thing to do.
Encouraging them to try new things – It is easy for children to get into a comfort zone and be hesitant to try out new things. However, exposure is what gives them access to a wide world of opportunities. The more our children get out of their comfort zone, the more confident they will become. Offer them encouragement while they do so.
Celebrating effort – It is important for every child to know that their efforts are seen and valued. Don’t just look at their success but also appreciate the learnings they gain in the process. As parents and caregivers, it is important to focus on the effort they put in rather than the result. Positive results will follow if they feel valued and celebrated.
Embrace diversity – It is very important for our children to accept and appreciate the diversity they see in everyday life. This not only makes them care for others but also gives them the self-confidence to appreciate their own uniqueness.
Treating them with respect – It is important for children to feel respected and valued and not be suppressed just because they are young. It is easy for children to feel unheard, and this affects their self-esteem. This also affects their outlook on life, and they tend to be rude and arrogant to others.
At home, a play-based learning approach can be adopted to ensure your child finds joy while learning important life lessons. These practices should be an integral part of their daily lives and not feel like a special chore.
How does Dibber contribute to raising caring and confident adults?
Believing in a child’s intrinsic value
At Dibber we provide early childhood education with the aim of making every child feel valuable and becoming the best versions of themselves. We can’t do everything, but we can do something. And we can do what we do best. Making the most of every day, providing good experiences, and making a better future for all children
We are driven by heart, in order to raise children with a heart for the world, and you are sure to experience this in every Dibber facility. Our heart culture unifies us in our belief that everyone is valuable and deserves to have the opportunity to recognize their intrinsic value and thrive.
Small Group Learning
In a small group setting, teachers are able to devote more time and attention to each child. This can help children to feel valued and supported, and it can also help them to learn more effectively.
It is important to remember that every child is different! What works for one may not work for another. Be patient and considerate, and always put your child's needs first.