Socialising With Other Peoples Kids

As a parent, one of the most confusing things you may have to deal with is how to relate children other than your own. This includes your children’s friends and classmates but also people you might meet on the street or out running errands.

Because we live in such a socially integrated world it is very common, these days, for adults to have casual friendships with people who are much younger than them. Usually this is done online through one of the popular social networks but in tight-knit communities it can also occur in person.

If you plan to have a relationship like this, or find yourself suddenly in one, it might make you uncomfortable or unsure of how to behave; after all, this concept is still relatively new to most people. However, it is acceptable to socialize with other people’s kids.

Honestly, socializing with neighborhood children should be something that everyone is comfortable with. When you know your neighbors, you want to be able to trust them to help your children when they need it.

You’ve heard the old adage that “It takes a village to raise a child,” and this should be something that everyone observes. It is important for young children to have contact with several adults in order to understand the importance of respecting elders and the hierarchy of a community.

"neighborhood children"Perhaps the most difficult aspect of socializing with other peoples kids is in the realm of discipline. What happens when someone else’s child is in your car and they misbehave? What about a child that you encounter a public, one whom you do not know?

How do you react to another parent who is disciplining their child in a way that you do not approve of? What about parents who don’t seem to care when their children misbehave in public?

Hopefully, when you allow your children to socialize with other parents and adults they will learn how important it is to behave in public. By sharing common space, children can learn to respect adults as well as all other people who may be around. They learn to respect other people’s things and spaces.

When they visit the home of a friend, for example, they learn how to ask permission to use things that do not belong to them. Your hope should be, then, that as they socialize with other parents and other children socialize with you can develop rapport and respect.

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