For three- and four-year-olds beginning to step out into the world from the safety of a parent’s arms, there can be much to fear, whether it be a bump in the night or walking into a new classroom. Bravery is a trait that can be developed and as a parent, there are things you can do for your child to equip them to live more courageously. According to Psychology Today, courage is "feeling fear, yet choosing to act." Let your child know that it’s okay to feel afraid. Then explain that learning bravery is about trying not to allow fear to make decisions forth.
After a death, there are often many decisions regarding funeral/memorial services that need to be made fairly quickly. One of these common questions is about whether or not it is appropriate for children to attend the service, and if so, what considerations need to be made?
Children do not have much control over their daily lives, and it can be frustrating for little ones trying to gain some independence. Luckily, there is an easy solution to this problem, and it is one that will help with overall behavior as well: Offer choices to your children instead of always telling them what to do and when to do it.
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