Children need to realize that the world is a better place because they are in it. Understanding the importance of personal contribution can serve as a source of purpose and motivation.
Remember the first time you looked at a classmate and your heart pounded just a little bit harder? Many kids go through this in their teen years, but some children can feel romantic interest well before puberty. Talking with your child about relationships with their peers at every age sets the foundation for healthy personal connections as they grow.