You’re a mother, and your greatest goal in life is to make your child happy.
Here are a few tips for bringing happiness into your child’s life:
- To help your child, you must be happy in turn. Take care of yourself; the more your psychological well-being grows, the better able you’ll be to provide the best for the whole family.
- Don’t ask your child for perfection, and don’t make them feel you expect the best; when the child feels you’re asking them for something beyond their ability, they’ll tend toward sadness, afraid of disappointing you. Make a big deal out of every small thing your child achieves, however simple, and encourage them and make them feel you’re proud of them and their efforts; always encourage their desire for progress.
- Teach them optimism through your constant focus on the positive side of everything that happens. Optimism is the brother of happiness, and if you acclimatize them to the positive early on, you will have paved their way to happiness.
- The more children succeed in controlling their tempers, the easier life becomes for them. You must teach your child to be calm, breathe deeply, and think well before answering or acting.
- Adults seek happiness through several techniques like yoga and meditation, while children find it when they play. Encourage your child to play, jump, and run, as these fun times have become almost nonexistent with the rising wave of electronic games that prevent children from moving and fix them on the chair, all their attention on their screens. Games that require physical movement help your children develop and grow, and help them establish friendships, integrate into groups, and resolve conflicts among themselves.
- Try to reduce the hours your child spends watching television, instead having them sit with you or their friends and do shared activities. Sociologists have shown in a study about happiness that the most unhappy people are those who watch a lot of television.
- Make sure to eat with your child; family togetherness at the table is very important and positive for children. Studies have shown that children who eat with their parents achieve far better results at school, and that they do better in society and in life in general.