Young kids often get the feeling that they do not fit in or that people do not understand them. They may experience melancholy at their lack of friendships. However, the number of friends someone has no bearing on how lonely they may feel. Most people have a large social network and yet they frequently feel lonely. Now whatever the reason may be, loneliness may cause the kids to lose interest in their favourite activities or show tantrums.
They may face trouble while sleeping and act out on things that they would normally take in stride when they feel lonely. Here are ways you could help your kids to figure out these feelings.
Give more attention
At the age of 3-4, most kids do not mind interacting with other kids their age as long as you give them special attention. It is essential that you take out some time from your hectic schedule to spend quality time with your child. During this time, make sure to give the kids undivided attention. Instead of scolding them for any mistake, make them understand the situation through communication. Reflect on what your child says and praise him/her to fill their emotional bucket.
Touch has the ability to calm people as well as connect them to someone. Some children adore cuddling, and others might require covert embraces, or perhaps a back rub to make them feel better. As a parent, your show of affection will help them feel wanted.
Help Kids socialize
Send your kids out to spend some time with their friends. Help them surprise a friend with chocolates or fresh-baked cookies on their doorstep. Invite their friends over and play with their toys. You can also take your kid to a park and introduce them to the kids there.
Kids feel loved and accepted when you spend time with them. Make sure to tell your kids that you love them and show it to them by being available for them when they need you. From talking to writing a journal, encourage your children to let their feelings out.