Jealousy is an emotion that could discreetly come into your child’s life. The feeling could arise from his siblings, friends or classmates. A simple thing like a new bicycle for his friend could trigger envy in your kid. You would do whatever you could to remove those negative emotions from your toddler before they take a steep turn.
Most parents understand jealousy. Either their child is jealous, or else they have experienced jealousy themselves as children.
Here’s how you can help your kid deal with the green-eyed monster:
1. Set a goal
Giving your child’s energies a positive channel is a great way to help him reduce his negative feelings and work towards enriching and positive goals. For instance, if your child is sad because his friend received good grades, encourage and motivate him to study more and get better grades.
2. Listen Up
In most instances, jealous and envious behavior is rooted from deep within. They have a particular issue or concern behind such behavior. Talk to your child and know the reason as to why he is jealous of a particular person and then listen to him. There may be cases where your child may have a lower self-esteem and confidence.
3. Teach Your Child The Importance Of Sharing:
Kids tend to hold a grudge against other children for no reason. If that’s the case, teach your little one the importance of sharing and caring. This will help him remove any kind of insecurity.
4. Do not compare
Do not compare one child’s performance with the other, as it devalues him. It can develop long-lasting strains.