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When a child says, "No one wants to play with me," how would you normally respond to him/her?

(A): "If they don't want to play with you, you can always find other friends to play with. Why get upset?”
(B):"I know it must be sad and upsetting when your friends don't want to play with you right?” If you choose (A), this type of response focuses on solving the child's problem and may inadvertently dismiss/judge their feelings of being upset.

If you choose (B), this response prioritises acknowledgement and understanding of the child’s sadness. Parents can create a supportive environment that fosters open communication which helps the child feel heard and valued. When their feelings are being heard, it helps the kid calm down, think and enables them find their own solutions to their problems. So, which approach do you prefer for your child?
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“I’m happy!” These are often the responses we receive from some of the children in our class when asked about their feelings.

It’s crucial for children to express all their emotions, including anger or jealousy. Sometimes, kids learn from adults that these feelings are bad, leading them to hide them.

By encouraging children to express their emotions, we help them recognize and learn to regulate their feelings, equipping them to face challenges with resilience.
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Today in class, a student eagerly shared with teacher his participation in a table tennis qualifying competition. With a joyful expression, he mentioned that he was very happy and nervous during the event. He then proudly said he applied the breathing exercises learned in class to stay calm and teacher commended his efforts.

It is always heart-warming to see students apply skills they have learned in real-life situation!
When your child feels angry (emotion), do they tend to throw away their toys (behaviour)? It's important to understand that feeling angry is a natural and valid emotion. However, it's crucial to address the behaviour of throwing things, kicking, screaming, or hitting, which are not appropriate.

By guiding them and reinforcing appropriate behaviour, we can help our children develop healthy ways of expressing their emotions and coping with challenging situations. It's about helping them understand that while it's okay to feel upset, it's not okay to engage in behaviours that can be harmful or disruptive.
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Over the weekend, I took my child to skating where I witnessed an act of kindness that truly touched my heart. I noticed a small boy who seemed to be new to skating and was struggling to even step onto the rink. He tried for almost 10-15 minutes but still couldn't manage to get in.

Just then, a young boy who looked around 15-16 years old stopped in his tracks and walked over to the struggling boy. He asked if he needed help and the boy nodded. The young boy then took the boy's hand and guided him onto the rink. He held his hand for a few rounds until the boy became more familiar with skating and was able to skate on his own.

I was truly touched by the young boy's kind and compassionate act. He could have easily just walked away like many other people and had fun with his friends. But instead, he chose to help someone who was struggling and made their day. His empathy and compassion are qualities that are so important in today's world, and I couldn't help but think that his parents must be proud of him.

It's moments like these that remind us of the goodness and kindness that exist in people, and it's important to recognize and appreciate them.
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今天孩子放学回来, 一见你就告诉你今天在学校被老师骂了,

“为什么会被骂呢?一定是你坏蛋啦, 所以老师骂你!”
“没关系啦,老师骂一下罢了啦, 没有罚你不就好啰!”
“那一定很难过, 很不好受吧?”

尝试把自己放在孩子的角度, 你会更愿意听到哪一种回应?