Model Active Listening
When children feel heard and understood they are more likely to talk to you about how they are feeling.
Avoid Minimizing Their Issues
Show your child that you value what they are going through.
Honor your child’s strengths and help them through the challenges they will face. Help them to understand that each person has their own abilities that make them unique.
Model and Teach Looking at A Situation From Different Perspectives
Teaching children to look at the perspectives of others is a skill that is important for friendships and working with others.
Know How You Will Respond
There may be reoccurring situations where you know your child regularly acts in a certain way about an issue, plan your response.