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The Steps in Successfully Raising Happy Kids According to Psychology and Science
Every parent who is loving and caring knows that there is nothing more important than the safety and good health of their children. But then again, being a good example to them means that your job as a parent does not end at a certain point. The reality is that the guarantee of health and protection aren’t enough. It is also very crucial that you be able to raise kids who are happy.
Both science and psychology agree that there are certain steps parents can take in order to ensure that their children grow up happy. Yes, it is true that some parents want to instill and favor discipline over happiness for their kids, it doesn’t mean those same kids no longer have the right to be happy growing up within the bounds of family. You must start accepting the fact that kids need to be happy as they grow should you want them to be successful in their adulthood.
So, here are the steps you need to take right now.
1 – You first must learn how to be happy yourself.
You probably already know that being happy is a type of emotion that’s too difficult to fake. Those people who you spend majority of your time will easily know if you’re really happy or not. Of course, this includes your children. There are a number of research done in the past that effectively links the depression in mothers to that of negative or bad attitude in children. What this suggests is that for your kids to avoid having behavior issues later in life, then you need to show them a good example of yourself; someone who’s happy in life.
2 – Start teaching them how to build relationships.
Children these days are hooked up to their gadgets and iPads. If you really care about your kids, then you need to read those science articles that reveal how gadgets can lead to depression in them. But perhaps what is more alarming is that getting them hooked up to gadgets will lead to them losing the opportunity and precious time in socializing with other kids and building relationships in the process. The lack of socialization and friends will lead to an emotionally unhappy kid.
3 – Teach them to embrace optimism.
You probably consider the phrase, “looking at the bright side” as overrated, but for young ones like you kids, teaching them about optimism is quite important because it leads to happiness. As they grow up, they are expected to feel anxious, stressed, disappointed, or even sad if they encounter failure, separation, and the like. As a parent, you must embrace the job of having to teach your kids how to look at the brighter side of things, because in so doing, you will be able to instill to them the idea that there are better things in life to look forward to.