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How to Avoid Raising a Selfish Child

Selfish behaviour can give raise to aggressiveness in children. It can also be responsible for other behavioural issues in them. Read on to know how to avoid raising a selfish child.

Selfishness is the cause of excessive anger and rage in children that can rob your child’s character. So every step should be taken to curb this selfishness in kids as quickly as possible. Here are some tips given which you can follow to avoid raising a selfish child.

Model Good Behaviours

Kids learn from what they see around at home and in their surroundings. So try to model good behaviour that you want to see in your kids. Your kid will absorb what they see you doing. If you model a cordial behaviour with everyone, your kid will learn to be cordial too.

Set Clear Limits

Do not cater to every whim of your child and make her used to get things in their way always. Set clear limits and stick to those limits. Never give in to your child’s tantrums and whining. Let your kids know what you expect from her and these clear set rules help you to raise less selfish kids.

Be Firm and Consistent

In order to curb the selfish attitude in kids you need to censor the selfish attitude in your kid. Set disciplines at home and every time she shows her selfish attitude, be loud in showing your disapproval of your kid’s behaviour. Be firm and consistent when it comes to follow the rules at home.

Contribute Together

Nurture the habit of contribution in kids no matter how young they are. This will help her think beyond her own self. Ask her to contribute some amount from her pocket money so that you can buy some gifts for the help that works in your house.

Nurture Empathy

Kids who are empathetic are more caring. They can feel the pain of others and this sense of empathy teaches them to curb this selfish attitude towards others. They learn to value every situation good or bad and act wisely to face each situation. They put themselves in others’ shoes and try to figure out a solution to every problem. They learn to think beyond their own boundaries. They learn to help others in their problems and this creates self satisfaction in them which no other thing can give them.

Sharing is Caring

Teach your kids to share things even if it is her favourite thing. Ask her to give all her clothes that she has outgrown or her old toys which she does not play with to the people who need them. Collect all the things which your kid does not use now and ask your kid to hand over those items to those who genuinely need them. Make her give those things in her own hands so that she can feel the happiness of those poor people. Sharing is a great virtue of life and should be taught to kids from her early childhood days.

Be Rigid to Consequences

Do not give empty threats to kids so that they become used to these empty warnings. Be rigid to consequences and stick to the limits that you have set for your kids. Let your kid face consequences if she does anything wrong or crosses her limits. She should understand that she is not allowed to cross her limits whatsoever the situations are. She should not be allowed to get along with her mistakes without facing any consequences.

Teach Her Proper Disciplines

Teach your kid proper disciplines how to behave. She should know that certain behaviour is not expected at any point of time and she needs to rectify herself when she behaves in an odd manner.

Child rearing is not an easy job. It needs a lot of sacrifices on the part of the parents. You are a successful parent when your kids are praised truly by the people around.

What gives rise to selfish behaviour in children? Which other behavioural issues are developed in children due to selfishness? How to control selfish behaviour in children? Discuss here.

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