My friend brought her kid over this week. Instead of Princess A acting her usual self and becoming possessive of everything and pushing anyone who tries to touch her toys she went over kissed the child and gave her Freckles’ dog bone.
I know this sounds weird but Freckles dog bone is the best thing ever in Princess A’s eyes and she pushes other kids away from it all the time. So for her to share the bone was a big step in the right direction.
Now when she is aggressive with other children I tell her to treat the kid like she would treat a puppy. Then she says, “Puppy” and pets the child gently. Again this may sound weird but somehow Princess A understands that she needs to treat animals gently but doesn’t understand yet that she needs to do that with her peers. If she treats new friends like they are puppies she is nice to them so I don’t care if other parents think I am crazy. Whatever works!
How do you get your kids to be nice to other kids?