Sometimes as parents we notice that our children are going through setbacks and we want to help them back on the path to success. There are challenges with each unique child’s circumstances and we appreciate that there isn’t a one fits all, however we have 5 techniques that we believe are sure to help your child become happier, outgoing and more sociable.
So, what makes children happy? Some of you might be annoyedly so saying “iPad”, which is a concern with a lot of parents now and for good reason. We as parents know that our kid’s happiness is at our core and we want them to be truly happy and fulfilled. There are some toys and techniques to help and with these 5 below we are sure to get them on their way to be smiling, happy and joyful again.
Foster Real Bonds with Deep Connection
Human are intrinsically social animals and we want to be able to feel connected to others around us and children are no different. Each child wants to feel a true, meaningful and loving connection like we also do, which is why we as parents must have these types of relationships and friendships. There is a voice inside us all that sometimes states that we are not giving enough, not communicating enough and the daily routine of communication seems empty without much thought or care. Yes! We all have days like this and for some more than others, which is why we must learn to slowly foster attitudes that change this into creative emphatic solutions.
- Create times where you can be together with no distractions
- Be interested in what they are doing
- Be a friend
- Get their friends over to play and encourage them to think about who they would like to invite over
- Find friends in the neighborhood for lunch and fun activities
Learn to Increase Your Happiness
We want our child’s happiness, sure, but what about yours? Sometimes a child’s unhappiness reflects yours and for those who find themselves always being unhappy with their job, friends and generally life, it is of course an issue that plants a seed which is growing in their child. So, what to do and how to change this? The truth is this is different for each parent and person throughout the world, but here are some key factors that leading thinkers have come as the core attributes to happiness for anyone:
- Appreciation – Spend time each day being thankful and appreciating something big as well as something small.
- Give 100% – Try your best and do not give up at the first hurdle, which gives a bad example to your children.
- Virtues – Remember to always appreciate the virtuous qualities that children display and with praise they learn to focus on these, which makes them good.
The Failure can be a Success
Every child fails and so do we, it’s the most common thing ever to be accomplished and we all need to stop looking at these as a negative thing. We all learn through our mistakes and we need to stop devaluing their purpose. Each time we do we create the resistance to try again or move into new areas, because of the negative, doubtful and fear that we associate with the failing to get it done right first time. There is always a time when we wish we were better at something and that can often be our children, which at times we feel they are not showing their best qualities, but with the right attitude they can begin to see and feel that the trying is where the success lays.