Reinforce your child's sensitive attitude as soon as it happens. Let her know how pleased it makes you feel:
"Karen, I love how you picked up your baby sister when she started to cry.You patted her so softly. It makes me happy to know how sensitive you can be."
Sensitive, kind acts—even small ones—can make a big difference in people's lives, so point them out to help your child see the impact his actions made:
"Derrick, your coach was so pleased when you called to ask her if she was feeling better since her surgery." "Suraya, did you see the smile on Ryan's face when you sat next to him on the jungle gym?"
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Although nobody gets a parenting manual or bible in the delivery room, it is our duty as parents to try to make our kids as well rounded, happy and confident as possible. It is a lot easier to bring up great kids than it is to try and fix problems caused by bad parenting, when our kids have become adults. Our children are all individuals - they are not our property but people in their own right.