Happy and confident children will be much smoother in their future lives and learning. If you want to cultivate a happy, active child, parents need to have some tips.
The study found that happy children have some common qualities, including: more confident, optimistic, and self-control. We integrate expert opinions and provide 12 tips for you to raise a happy child.
1. Teach him to care for others
Happy children need to be able to feel that they have some meaningful connection with others and understand his meaning to others. To develop this feeling, you can help children more contact with others. You can organize some old toys with your children and donate them to charities to help the homeless children. Children can also be encouraged to participate in volunteer activities at school. Experts point out that even at a very young age, happiness can be gained from helping others. And develop habits like helping others.
2. Encourage him to exercise more
With your child playing ball, riding a bicycle, swimming…, more exercise can not only exercise your child’s physical fitness, but also make him more cheerful. Maintaining a dynamic life can moderately relieve the child’s stress and emotions, and let the child like himself, have a more positive body image, and discover the sense of fun and accomplishment from the sport.
3. Smile often open
Talking to children about jokes, making funny songs together, and laughing with your children are good for you and your children. Just laughing, it’s a good sport.
4. Creative praise
When the child is doing well, don’t just say: “Very good.” Praise should be more specific, tell the details, point out where the impression is impressive, or better than the last performance, for example, “You have an initiative today. It’s very polite to say good morning to the guard’s uncle.” However, be careful when you praise, don’t make up your child’s wrong expectations. Some parents will reward their children with gifts or money, and let the children focus on what kind of rewards they can get, not good behaviours. Parents should let the children find out for themselves that fulfilling the satisfaction and accomplishment brought about by one thing, rather than rewarding him with material rewards.
5. Make sure your child is healthy
A healthy diet not only makes the child healthy, but also makes the child’s mood more stable. Whether it is a meal or a snack, try to follow the principles of health, such as low-fat, low-sugar, fresh, balanced diet.
6. Inspire his inner artistic talent
Although scientists have confirmed that there is no such thing as the “Mozart effect”, it is still possible to enrich children’s inner world by letting children touch music, art, dance and other activities. Experts have discovered that when children dance with music or paint with a brush, they are actually the way the child expresses his inner world and expresses emotions. Children who like to draw, dance or play music will also feel more satisfied with themselves.
7. Often hug
Gently a hug conveys infinite care and is silent “I love you.” The study found that gentle touches and hugs can make premature babies healthier, more active, and more stable. For adults, embracing can also relieve stress and calm the restless mood.
8. Listen carefully
Nothing can make children feel cared more than listening attentively. Want to be a better listener? Don’t listen with just one ear. When the child speaks to you, try to stop what you are doing and concentrate on listening to him. Listen patiently to your child, don’t interrupt, rush to help him or ask him to finish his words, even if he has heard it many times. It is the best time to listen to your child when you go to school or when you go to bed.
11. Abandon perfectionism
We all expect children to show their best, but sometimes they are too eager to correct or improve their performance, for example, dislike that they have not wiped the table clean, simply wipe it again; or correct them must put things To a certain location. Everything is perfect, which will weaken your child’s self-confidence and courage to be afraid of making mistakes. The next time you can’t help but want to get involved and rush to help your child do things better, think about it first: “Is this related to health or safety?” “Imagine 10 years later, this Is the matter still so serious?” If the answer is No, then let the child do it.
12. Teach him to solve the problem
From learning to tie your shoes to crossing your own path, every step is a milestone for your child to move toward independence. When a child discovers that he has the ability to solve problems, he can bring them happiness and a sense of accomplishment. When he encounters obstacles, such as being banted by a player or unable to put together a puzzle, there are several steps you can take to help him: 1. Confirm his question. 2. Let him describe the solution he thought of. 3. Find out the steps to solve the problem. 4. Decided to let him solve this problem or provide some help. 5. Make sure he can get the necessary assistance.
13. The stage for him to perform
Every child has a unique talent, why not give them a chance to show? If they like to tell stories, encourage him to tell more stories. If he is good at numbers, take him to the street and ask him to pick cheap things for you.
When you can appreciate your child’s talents and show your enthusiasm, the child will naturally have more confidence.