When access to technology is increasing, preventing children from seeing violence is an impossibility. Because both in the virtual and real world, in the form of cartoons and humans, violence is so often displayed that it takes extra effort to teach children not to violence.
Following are the strategies that you must implement:
1. Start at home
As a parent, you must give an example so you don’t fight with your partner in front of your child. Both in the form of verbal violence (shouting and cursing), especially physical violence.
Apply this to children. Teach them to fight healthy without physical or verbal violence. For example, every time they start a fight, you can turn their fight into a funny race.
Ask them to sit quietly and face to face. Then ask them to look at each other’s faces in a few minutes without laughing.
2. Limit children to playing with digital technology
Limitation of digital shows has been discussed. Sailing media tends to make children aggressive and impatient so you need to give them the right dosage so that they stay healthy mentally.
3. Learning through role playing
Use toys around to teach that acts of violence can be destructive. For example, if he rages on his cars, the car will be damaged.
Or invite children to get used to chatting with their dolls so that their vocabulary increases so that they don’t lack expressions to express their intentions.
Sometimes, children are angry and angry because they do not know how to express what they want. It could also be, he was upset because no one understood what he meant.
4. Emotional management
Teaching children to self defense is not the same as teaching children violence. Children can learn to kick and hit anything that is really to be beaten.
For example, fists, clay dough to squeeze when he is upset, or a pillow to bite when he is angry or wants to shout.
5. Teach differences
Some parents teach children to stay away from other people just because of different religions, skin colors, and social status. Even though this is a wrong step that will make him someone who likes to commit violence.
Inviting a child to a picnic to a place that allows him to become a minority will make him appreciate the difference more. The variations in friendship that exist in the environment also have a profound effect on the way he views views differences.
Of course, you as a parent must be the first person to teach that. If you still can’t make peace with your neighbors or relatives just because of the different choices of the prospective leaders, how can you be a good example for him?
6. Introduce a role model that is good for him
You can introduce it to fictional characters as well as real figures that he can model in terms of managing emotions. Make sure that he has someone who is trusted to talk about his problems.
7. Learn how to handle tantrums
Most cases of tantrum are caused by children feeling hungry, or just want to be understood. Observe the child’s pattern when the tantrum comes. If the child is accustomed to being followed during a tantrum, it is likely that he will tantrum again every time he is not followed.
Educating children who do not like violence is indeed not easy. But by continuing to learn to understand the character and pattern of children, you will begin to be able to understand how to overcome all kinds of children’s behavior.