The first step to work towards this target,”Enhancing positive thinking among children” is that we, the grown-ups have to introspect ourselves. As I shared my views regarding this topic in my previous blog, we cannot motivate or encourage the children unless we feel so. Next thing is to take care of physical needs of our children. A child who eats well at a proper time; sleeps well and exercise regularly will definitely feel happy most of the time. If proper routine of eating and sleeping is followed in early years, it becomes a habit plays an important role in making them think positively.
A child who eats well at a proper time; sleeps well and exercise regularly will definitely feel happy most of the time. If proper routine of eating and sleeping is followed in early years, it becomes a habit which plays an important role in making them think positively.
All parents should make it a daily ritual to be thankful for everything before going to bed. Even if some bad things happened, be thankful for them as they’ll make you stronger. Let there be at least half an hour as “silence time” for the whole family. This practice will lead to meditation after some time and everybody who meditates regularly feels peaceful and calm most of the time.
Be careful about the types of books you are reading, the TV channels you are watching when your children are with you. Watch information programs and visit museums, historic places whenever possible.
When the children are very young(3-5 yrs), they can be involved in “house play” or other games which can help them understand their responsibility towards housekeeping. Praise them for their small achievements. Don’t hesitate to hug them often even if you feel that they have now grown up.Listen to them patiently when they share their experience with you. Praise them when they admit their mistakes.
Whenever they feel their performance not up to the mark in studies or sports, ask them to compete with themselves instead of competing with others. See that there should be no negative self-talk at all. Instead of saying “I’ll not be able to improve in studies”, it’s better to say, “This time I’ll plan my work in better way to improve” or “I tried, but I’ll try harder now”. Ask the child what type of help he/she needs from you instead of getting angry.
By following these tips, each one of us can make our children good human beings and better citizens in future.