Teach your children to get up after a loss

After the last defeat of our football team, thousands of Peruvians are still dealing with anger, sadness, frustration and anger. However, what about children? How do we teach them to pick themselves up after a loss and control their emotions?

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“It is necessary to explain to the minor that the competitions are not only intended to win, but also to strengthen some skills and abilities. It is a priority for parents to teach by example so that children understand better and thus control their emotions and, instead of feeling defeated, see this experience as a motivation to make an effort and achieve success in different aspects of their lives”indicated Sandra Fuentes, psychologist and professor at the César Vallejo University (UCV).

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What happens when parents encourage minors to be the best in everything, without allowing them the possibility of making mistakes? This dynamic predisposes children not to receive a negative response, which leads them to throw tantrums and not understand reasons. “If we teach him that all his life he has to be the best in everything (which could motivate, but it is a double-edged sword), he will not be able to develop assertive strategies in terms of conflict resolution”warns the specialist.

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Parenting: Guide your child when meeting friends online

Talk to your children and ask them which social network they use the most to talk to their friends, which influencer is their favorite (if possible, also follow them so you know what content they publish).

Trust, dialogue and quality time will be the best allies in this task. Photo: iStock.

Currently, there are many cyberbullies who contact the children online with the aim of forcing them to carry out some type of activity that threatens their security and integrity. “They use platforms such as instant messaging, social networks and even online games, where they can remain anonymous, often pretending to be someone else, usually younger”point the specialists of the Digipadres initiative, promoted by ESET, a leading company in proactive threat detection.

Therefore, it is important that mom and dad learn to guide their children when they meet friends on the internet. How to do it? Here are some tips:

♦ Stay on top of their online activities. Talk to your children and ask them which social network they use the most to talk to their friends, which influencer is their favorite (if possible, also follow them so you know what content they publish) and how many friends they met online and who they are. That the minors feel that you are interested in their things, just do not be exaggerated or invasive

♦Spend quality time with them. The work is absorbing, but you just need to get organized and do activities with them. Go out to the park, take out a board game, discuss what is happening in the country (depending on your age). In these conversations, he includes the topic of the dangers that meeting people on the networks brings if we are not careful.

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A warm, open and trusting relationship allows for more honest conversations with children and keeps them away from bad meetings in all areas, including digital.

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