How to teach children to respect the other's living space
In adult life we need people to respect each other's living space, if they do not, we feel uncomfortable. It is like a form of respect that we need at all costs to be able to coexist correctly with others. Respecting personal space goes hand in hand with establishing personal limits and all of the
In adult life we need people to respect each other's living space, if they do not, we feel uncomfortable. It is like a form of respect that we need at all costs to be able to coexist correctly with others. Respecting personal space goes hand in hand with establishing personal limits and all of these are social skills that must be learned since children are very young.
As parents it is essential to teach children to identify and understand this personal space by modeling appropriate behaviors, planning learning activities at home so that children have valuable lessons in daily life. In this way the children will learn to respect the living space of the other, but also to themselves and also the children will learn to avoid inappropriate situations in life that can be dangerous. But how to teach these social skills?
5 tips to teach our son to respect the other's living space
1. Call before entering. It is important for children to learn to knock on a door before entering. Striking and waiting for a response before entering a room with the door closed is necessary to respect the other's living space, it is important to use modeling and be the best example for the children.
2. Close the bathroom door. Teaching children to close the bathroom door is to teach them that all people need privacy and he too.
3. With puppets. An appropriate way to teach children about living space and how to respect it is through puppets. With two puppets you can explain to the children the distances that there should be between two people. Ask the children if this distance is appropriate and why and then give the appropriate answers.
4. Teach the difference between people near and far. It is necessary for children to understand the difference between the living space of close people (family and close friends) and those who are not.
5. React to danger. It is necessary to teach children how to react when a stranger invades their personal space. You will always have to seek the help of another adult to seek protection, for example if a stranger comes to talk to you at school you will have to quickly find a teacher to know what is happening.
When the child learns to know how to respect the personal and vital space of others, he will also know how to set limits to other people when they invade his space. This is absolutely necessary to avoid dangerous situations with strangers and for children to know how to react in time.