What's the best way to teach your preschooler acceptance of different personalities?
As a parent, I've been amazed at how early on social cliques have emerged in our preschool. Our daughter has a very outgoing personality and, in general, is very accepting of children with different personalities. However, on occasion, we have noticed that she and her peers have a tendency to exclude shy children from certain activities. We'd like to teach her to always be inclusive and accepting of all kinds of personalities, and we're very interested in getting feedback from the community on various strategies for teaching tolerance and acceptance. What's your advice?
We always point out to her how she would feel in situations like this. Any time she is made to feel that way by older kids or by others we tell her to put herself in their shoes and imagine how they feel. Don't know if it works, but it's what we tried.