Boredom and bad weather can increase the negative behavior sibling's exhibit toward one another. We can encourage a caring environment in the home by sensitizing our children to the feelings and thoughts of others. The following ideas are from No More Misbehavin': 38 Difficult Behaviors and How to Stop Them by Michele Borba, EdD. They're just a few of the dozens of ways you can encourage your child to respect and care for everyone at home.
Make a family care covenant to stamp out uncaring words and deeds
To be effective it must be consistently enforced.
Harmony building activity
Charity begins at home. Create Caring Coupon Books to encourage acts of caring and service. Kids can do chores for one another, read to one another, share a special toy, allow their sibling choose the TV show or music in the car or practice a sport or play a game with the recipient.
By establishing an environment where children's empathy is nurtured by treating one another with respect and caring deeds, your summer "camping-in" experience will be more loving and peaceful!
One more tip for camping in -- don't forget manners! "A kind heart and kind manners mean you don't hurt feelings and you make other people feel good. The heart of manners is caring about the other person. Kind manners and good behavior makes one feel good about oneself and a stronger sense of self. Consideration of others at home makes people want to be around you.
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