In everyone’s life, they will feel left out sometimes. This feeling never really feels good, but trying to shelter your kids from this feeling can allow them to turn into adults with huge fears of missing out. The way that you handle their rejection can help them to be stronger, more capable adults. Letting them work it out themselves sometimes can also give them problem solving skills.
Helps Them to Share the Spotlight
Kids often get the little sister thing going on when it comes to things like birthday parties and awards. Talking to a child about why they don’t get presents at an older sister’s birthday party can be much more effective than going out and buying the younger child a present. It’s the older sibling’s time to be in the spotlight and feel special, so the younger sibling must learn to be supportive, rather than jealous.