Secrets to Raising a Happy Child
As parents, we want nothing but what's always best for our children. A better life, future successes, unleashed potentials, these are some of the millions of things we are eager to provide them. Achieving these goals can surely prepare them to reach their goals and aspirations. But have we included their happiness in our priorities?
How then can we raise happy children? For parenting experts, it is important to determine how we measure and determine happiness in our family. Some of us see happiness in family events or other subjective matters such as promotion or high marks. Although these indicators establish a good connection, it is not so easy for our children.
The happiness of a child manifests itself even from a very young age and establishing his happiness can be a key to becoming a successful adult in the future. But it should not be forgotten that to achieve happiness, it is not enough to win a contest or earn rewards. Most importantly, a child's happiness is based on his emotional aspect. A child's good emotional health is the key to achieving the happiness he always deserves.
If we want our children to be happy, here are some ways to achieve it. However, since each child is different, some of these tips should be adjusted if necessary to meet their needs.
Be a happy individual.
Practice what we preach, and therefore promote happiness in our children. They are always attentive to us, which is why we must also get to know our happiness. It doesn't mean being happy all the time because it's impossible, but we always show that we are positive no matter what life brings.
While showing them how to be happy and positive, we must also find and establish an appropriate time to strengthen our relationships with them. In addition to the need to be loved and cherished, a happy child is also an essential tool for establishing good relationships with family, friends and community.
Help them determine their emotions.
We must also make them feel that we “feel” them. Engage their empathies while validating and labeling their current emotions and inform them that certain emotions are supposed to be felt and are in good health. Helping them determine their emotions helps them express themselves and manage them correctly.
Practice the concept of being thankful, all the time.
Practicing gratitude makes us more aware of the things and events around us. The more we are aware of our environment, the happier we can be. In addition, gratitude can also have positive effects even on the happiness of our children. Practice the habit of being thankful not only for big and obvious things, but also for the smallest details.
Give healthy compliments.
Knowing that we are appreciated is another way to celebrate, especially for our children. Despite their weaknesses, mistakes and other imperfections, we should highlight their strengths, their kindness and their efforts. Each day is a time when they do their best. Also, whenever we see them giving their best, congratulate them for their efforts.