How to help a Lonely Child

A lonely child can start as early as four years old, especially when the child is less capable with other children in terms of physical and mental abilities. He will feel rejection and isolation which will prevent him more to socialize. He will enjoy playing alone, and this problem can be brought until he grows older. If this happens, it will be more difficult to solve. Therefore, parents and teachers should start making steps and here are some of them.

Encourage him to befriend a more sociable child

By doing this, your child will likely be influenced by his friend. Although he will find it hard in the beginning, your child will later be following his friend’s actions and his confidence will gradually build up. If you pair him with a lonely child like him, he will not improve.

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Article Source: Happy Family Matters

4 comments:

  jessie

December 26, 2007 at 2:12 AM

first off, i'm a teacher without my own child but my students are my children. children, big or small suffer from anxiety and loneliness at times. our being there as a sign of support, by letting them know their importance is one very good thing to help a lonely child. i love reading posts like this. keep it up.

  Guardian Angel

December 26, 2007 at 6:48 PM

Hi Jessie, children needs good teachers like you. Hope you would not get tired of supporting your students. By the way, I am not sure if you are married, but I hope you will also love my 2nd blog which is all about marriage. I have a post there about not having a child. You can see the path on My Other Blogs section located at the right side of this blog. Thanks for the inspiring comment.

  Debo Hobo

December 28, 2007 at 1:27 AM

You have a lot of great tips here. Fortunately my child is all grown up and getting married soon. But, I will need these tips if I am blessed to be a grandmother in the future.

Keep up the great info:)

  Guardian Angel

December 28, 2007 at 1:34 AM

Hi Debo Hobo. Thank you for your warm comment. If you have not yet read my post about "The Fair Grandmother", I am inviting you to do so, it might be a great help when you become a grandmother.