Why is it important to teach your grandchildren to be friendly?
Most grandchildren are friendly. It is the natural state of a confident, happy child to be friendly to those he or she meets.
However, experts are encouraging you to look at how you can help your grandchildren become friendlier still.
You may think there is no point because children are friendly, and there might be the danger they are too friendly to strangers.
However, being able to talk directly to an adult is tool all children should possess. They can ask for help if they become lost or if they can’t find something in a store.
They can also verbalize how they are feeling if someone is hurting them. This can help reduce incidents of bullying and other threats to a child’s welfare.
What does it mean to be friendly?
When you are friendly you make someone feel welcome. It is also a good way to get your grandkids to practice their manners when you have visitors.
Taking an interesting in other cultures and people is another way of practicing friendliness. We can learn a lot from people of other races. These things can make our life better, and make them feel more welcome.
Friendliness can break down barriers which help build stronger communities for everyone.
What benefits can your grandchildren gain from being friendly?
Friendliness is the best cure for loneliness.
Being able to talk to someone is a wonderful way to make new connections.
It also has other benefits too.
Being friendly to librarians and shopkeepers, for example, is a great way to establish relationships with other people who can help us.
Encouraging your grandchildren to be friendlier may mean helping them get over shyness or their anxieties. However, they will become more confident in their own skills, and happier growing in a more stable community.