psychologist explained how to help a child overcome disappointment


07.12.2023 08:27

On the eve of the New Year, many children write letters to Santa Claus and often ask for things that parents are not ready to buy for their children (for example, a pet, a telephone). Psychologist Olga Shikhova told in a conversation with Pravda.RuWhat should a parent do if the child does not get what he wants?

The specialist noted that the situation when a child does not get absolutely everything he wants is normal. She noted the importance of not creating unrealistic expectations. A child’s disappointment is a normal situation. You can sympathize with him with the words “it happens that not everything works out the way you want”, help
survive your disappointment.

“How to sympathize with him, say that he has the right to feelings, but, on the other hand, it’s normal that parents buy gifts with their own wallets and don’t bend under absolutely any
the child’s needs,” the psychologist noted.

How to tell a child that Santa Claus does not exist: is it worth telling the “truth”? Advice from a psychologist.

Author Elvira Makhmutova

Elvira Makhmutova – journalist, correspondent for the Pravda.Ru news service

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