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If there is one thing that children will do when they are young is constantly ask for help, they will ask why, ask how and ask for assistance until your head spins. As children begin to grow so does their independence and resistance to ask for help, even if they need it.
There are a number of reasons children don’t ask for help, beginning with feeling ashamed or embarrassed to ask, feeling stupid or foolish in front of his/her peers, not feeling comfortable asking someone they don’t know well (teachers, neighbors, etc.) for help, or not knowing exactly what or how to ask for assistance. But there are ways you can help your child feel comfortable when asking for help.
Provide stories about your childhood, your experiences or those of children you knew, who had a problem because they didn’t ask for help.
Your children should be aware that asking for help is a responsibility and shows their maturity. When you ask for help you are merely showing that you don’t know everything, nobody knows everything, and you are allowing yourself to learn more, which will in return make learning that much easier.
Main points to address:
These stories and books can be told to your children:
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