The human being is a social entity, and therefore he needs to relate to others for his development. Although we are called to live in society, interpersonal relationships are not usually so easy to handle and it is necessary to learn to relate and adopt good behaviors in order to create healthy bonds.
We have 7 tips to help children develop good interpersonal relationships
1. Use good manners when greeting and saying goodbye
The specialists understands that each parent must educate their child to greet and say goodbye every time they interact with someone or reach a group of people; either in person or through technological means. Use words and facial expressions according to the greeting or farewell.
2. Respect is the key
An important factor that the psychologist highlights is being a model of respect. “If you treat people with respect, your child will learn by your example.
Similarly, you can talk to him about the importance of listening carefully to others and using appropriate words when communicating verbally and in writing
3. Use language with Mindfulness
When your child learns to use words that please and contribute instead of inappropriate words, which damage relationships, he achieves better links and reaches his goal in communication. Words make a difference.
4. Report disagreements with respect
It is important to show children how to disagree respectfully. “Your child must learn to dissent in a respectful way, using arguments that validate her position. This even strengthens her interpersonal relationships.”
It is very important that you learn, from an early age, that defending your values and arguments is more relevant than “pleasing others” and “letting go of what others say”.
5. Discriminate the type of interpersonal relationship
Your child should know that interpersonal relationships and interactions depend on the context and the person with whom he interacts. The language, tone and gestures to communicate will vary depending on whether it is with your friends, with close adults, with unknown adults and with adults from your academic or work environment. The example of parents is key in this learning.
6. Be empathetic
Empathy is super important in relationships. It is key that your child learns to identify the emotions of the people with whom she interacts and responds with sensitivity to them. Putting yourself in the “shoes” of the other makes you see a different perspective.
7. Power to choose
Your child, regardless of age, has a greater affinity for certain friends. It is important to allow them this choice, always doing an analysis of the reasons why they choose that particular friend, which implies evaluating the pros and cons. This should be an exercise to be carried out since they are very young, so that in adolescence and adulthood they choose opportunely and discard those interactions that are not adequate.