I’m sure you’ve heard your child ask “What makes me different from other kids?” Or maybe they think someone is “different” at kindergarten/school? But what really makes us different?
This week’s “1 minute Peppy Parenting” will help your child understand what makes him/her unique. How he/she differs from friends and family but also what he/she might share with others.
Why practice self-awareness? Understanding similarities and differences is a part of Emotional Intelligence (EQ) that will help your child become better at solving problems or arguments, both in school and at home. It will help your child to better relate to other people and to see things from different point of views.
Exercise; Use paper and pencil and let your child draw a picture of himself/herself and a best friend.
Ask; What things make you and your friend similar/different?
- What does it mean to be unique?
- What is unique about you?
- Is it good/bad to be unique?
- What would it be like in school if everybody looked the same, acted the same, had the same name?
Purpose; To spot similarities and differences and to see that the differences render us UNIQUE. Differences should be associated with something positive, there is only ONE of ME.
Want to experience more? The importance of this exercise is to see differences without judging and evaluating. It is OK to be different. In our apps, Peppy Pals Farm and Peppy Pals Beach, your child can explore different personalities and emotions in a relaxed and fun environment.