Playing with others is important to a child's development. Life skills are learned when children play that can help them to make and keep friends. As a parent you can encourage your child to take part in healthy playtime by taking your child to a park to play with other children or by joining an organized play group. Aggressive behavior between children is normal, but as a parent and supervisor there are a number of steps you can take to keep aggressive behavior to a minimum.
Playing With Others is Important Child's Work
When playing without parents, children do best with a small number of children.
Find out with whom your child likes to play.For children in child care, preschool, and play groups, invite a friend to your house or to the park.
Make Your Home a Great Place to Play
Help the children with some activities, like cutting out shapes for arts and crafts, and keep an eye on them at all times. For the most part, it is better if you only get involved when they need your help. Give them a chance to resolve differences on their own.
Teach Your Child to Be A Good Playmate
Before, during, and after your child plays with other children, talk about how to get along with others.
Set a few simple and very specific rules.
Since it is hard for young children to understand someone else’s point of view, there will be some arguments. Young children react to the moment and may do things without thinking.
Aggressive behavior is often not meant to be hostile or to hurt others. In fact, young children frequently get upset when another child gets hurt while playing.
When something happens that is upsetting, talk with everyone. Help each child try to see the other child’s point of view. This way, children will learn how to avoid and deal with arguments.
If you are concerned about your child’s aggressive behavior, talk to your pediatrician.
Tips On Reducing Agressive Behavior
Provide the right amount of space.