Your little boy wants to play soccer so badly. But the others consistently choose him last for their teams. Your son ends up sitting most games out, watching hopefully from the sidelines. It’s unfair, isn’t it? Your child is vibrant, fun, and whip-smart. Everyone should want to play with him in your humble opinion.
We begin to help foster our children’s character and virtues over instances just like this. They can stir up negative feelings within us about our own shortcomings, the faults of others, or it might even motivate us to play the Blame Game. We would be wise to step aside and simply be supportive in order to allow our children to strengthen their character and their ability to reason through such challenges.
This is also a great way to help ourselves through challenges.
Below are seven ways to help your child cope with rejection by teaching resilience and understanding. (As a bonus, helping your child through rejection will help you through their rejection!)
Rejection can be hard for you individually and as your child’s parent. But it doesn’t have to have finality. Objectivity vs. subjectivity will help you to rise above downer feelings. Resilience isn’t just about brushing the dust of our knees – it’s also about aiming for a better outcome the next time around.
Working toward nurturing healthy interactions and vibrant independence in your child will give them the best tools to deal with the complexities of socializing and you’ll feel a lot better by taking positive, forward steps.
With over 20 years of experience gained across television, radio and print, Maria Khalifé brings to her clients knowledge and understanding in holistic and motivational living. Maria brings to the world powerful life-changing experiences for those who seek extraordinary lives and want to reach their maximum potential. Maria can help you to uncover your true dynamic self. Please visit http://www.changecoachinginstitute.com