Children often have a hard time accepting things that come and are not how they expect, this happens when it is not easy for them to tolerate frustration. It is important that children from a very young age learn to tolerate frustration so that they can deal with life circumstances in a healthy way.
Adults can also find it difficult to handle frustration when personal goals are not met or met, something that can undoubtedly affect very negatively emotionally if this frustration is not handled properly and in a positive way. It is the same with children, but the difference is that we as adults must and know how to regulate our emotions, and the little ones need our guidance, help and example to learn to do so.
The emotions that are associated with frustration in both adults and children are usually: sadness, anxiety, anger and even sometimes, feelings of loss and confusion. If you teach a child to tolerate frustration, you will be teaching the most important basis for life: facing life's problems and dealing with them to find solutions.
Children should not always be pleased so that they never feel frustrated, because we will be preventing them from really knowing how to face life, something they need to be adults. You should guide him but never avoid the natural consequences.
Children who have difficulties accepting frustration or things that are coming in life and are not what they expect, often have trouble controlling themselves emotionally, are impatient and demanding, may have anxieties inappropriate for their age, are self-centered, low tolerance to frustration, etc.
What can you do as parents so that children learn to handle these situations? The most important thing is to avoid overprotection, do not be very permissive but not very authoritarian. You will also have to:
1. Maintain positive thinking and set an example in adverse situations.
2. Teach children to learn from mistakes and see them as a positive and effective way of learning.
3. Do not avoid efforts to children, you have to let them achieve their goals with guidance but not solving everything.
4. Never give in to their tantrums, blackmail or manipulations so that we can solve things for you.
5. Teach him the value of perseverance and persistence in the face of things.
6. Teach the child to ask for help whenever he needs it and has exhausted his resources to try to solve the problem himself.
7. Practice relaxation at home so that there is good harmony.
You should know that in both adults and children, the frustration and negative emotions that are generated from it are inevitable, but what really matters is learning to handle it to face life in a positive way.
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