Do you know how the preschool behavior of your child is?
Babies are more fond of their parents and always want their parents’ attention on them during preschool times. If even for a while your attention turns to others or to work and not on them, your child gets upset. They cry and flail their legs until you turn your attention to them.
And they react in a similar way when someone has snatched their belongings or something which they like is not given to them.As babies depend on parents for everything their health and emotional development depends on their parents’ responsiveness. A baby develops jealousy when their sibling gets attention of their parents.
As in toddlers jealousy results due to uneasiness, but when they find that you are always with them they feel more comfortable. As your child grows they learn the ability to control their emotions. But your non-responsiveness makes your child feel insecure and jealous.
Jealous of the birthday boy/girl:
If there’s celebrations at home, toddlers get more excited to the fresh and new environment. If there’s a birthday party they indulge themselves more. But when their siblings birthday celebrations start, they feel sad as they don’t get any gifts.
Most preschoolers are egocentric naturally. They feel left out when their siblings get more attention and start crying. But you can make them understand by showing the calender and telling them that today is their brothers birthday and their turn comes later.
When toddlers make friends they always talk about their friend. They are more fond of their friends, and they see other children and copy the things they do. They start playing with each other and their friendship develops as they grow older.
When they start telling a story or rehearsing for a dance, that helps the children to know about themselves and the people around them. Its the parents’ responsibility to check whether what their child is learning from their friends is good or bad. These early friendships help the children in their emotional and social development and to understand the people around them.