How can parents raise happy kids?
- Form Strong Connections.
You can raise incredibly happy kids when you give your child your undivided attention. Speak to in a kind and loving voice. Play fun games. Children enjoy quality time they spend with their parents. Turn off all electronics that would distract your time together. When they are upset and hurt, offer gentle and loving words of comfort. Be conversant with your child’s habits, needs and wants.
- Show Unconditional Love
Show your child that you love them even when the child breaks your rules. Continue to love them unconditionally. That does not mean that you do not discipline them. Show them that there are boundaries they should not cross. Be firm but gentle with them. Assure them that you love and care.
- Provide Security and Stability
Provide a secure environment where your child feels safe. Provide a stable environment where you child will grow strong and thrive. It will help them be the independent individual who is confident and well adjusted in the society. This generation is experiencing more dramatic changes most of which are harmful to the development of the child. Security and stability are critical now more than ever before.
- Acknowledge Your Child.
Acknowledging is very important in their overall development. You should understand their weird actions and tantrums even when sometimes it’s impossible to tell what the problem is. Your child will feel better when you address and understand their feelings. Recognize your child’s effort’s and achievements. Be proud in the little things they do to please you.
- Pay Extra attention.
Pay extra attention to your child by attending to their needs. Nurture your child with loving kindness. Respect their needs and wants and attend to them. Notice everything they do and compliment them when they are trying to impress you. Keenly listen when they are talking and correct them gently in a language children understand.
There are many ways of bringing up incredibly happy kids. With the right attitude forming strong connections, showing unconditional love, providing security and stability, acknowledging your child and paying extra attention to them will automatically produce mature and well-rounded children who will grow up to be independent and respected citizens in the society.