Do you ever have moments with your child where you wonder where you went wrong? I think that we've all been there when our child has had a lapse in patience, empathy, or honesty. It's a terrible feeling as a mom. In today's post, I'll share some tips for cuddling with your little one and watching shows that help them with their social skills.
Many schools use Class Dojo where children earn or lose points based on their behavior. It's always a sad feeling when my son comes home with a low score. We talk about his behavior and how he could have done things differently. Sometimes it has been a long day and both of us are tired. My best advice is to talk and then relax together with a show that focuses on social skills. It's a great opportunity to cuddle and think about positive messages. After all, little ones are still learning and growing. Making it fun to learn is always a great way to reinforce learning. Here are some tips for shows depending on the issue that you are dealing with:
- Bullying: Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh: Season1, Episode 6
- Empathy: LEGO Friends: The Power of Friendship: Season 2, Episode 2
- Teamwork: Project MC^2: Part 1, Episode 3
- Fearlessness: Word Party: Season 1, Episode 6
- Confidence: Julie's Greenroom: Season 1, Episode 4
- Determination: Beat Bugs: Season 2, Episode 2
- Honesty: The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show: Season 3, Episode 8
- Compromise: Fuller House: Season 1, Episode 2
- Patience: We're Lalaloopsy: Season 1, Episode 8
In addition to the shows above that help with social skills, let me also share some of the recent releases on Netflix.
- The Secret Life of Pets (available now!)
- Happy Feet (5/1)
- Kazoops! Season 3 (available now!)
- Spirit: Riding Free (5/5)
- All Hail King Julien: Exiled (5/12)
We hope that you enjoy some of the shows above. We can't emphasize enough that all moms struggle with their child's behavior at different times. If you are having one of those days where you think, "I just can't...", try to remember that it is a phase that will pass. Sometimes cuddling and watching a helpful movie together is the best solution.