A recent study in Netherlands revealed that children are holistically happy and constantly top well- being surveys. This in spite of having working parents!
What are they doing differently? How can they consistently be happy? There are number of child friendly plan being approved by the government which is creating a healthy and encouraging environment for nurturing children.
A happy home creates a nurturing environment and this environment is essential for holistic development. Parents being home and spending quality time or having family dinners are not paramount but necessary for a child. But added to this is the nature of communication that happens around a child. Pleasant conversations, open communication and strong and firm relationships between parents strengthens the personality of children. So, what can be done differently to ensure all round development of our children? Below are a few tips and tricks to begin your journey:
- Ensure to have one meal as a family (PS; without smartphones, tabs,ipods etc)
- Strike a conversation with your child abouteveryday happenings. This is will give you information about his/her interests/hobbies.
- Avoid arguing/fighting in front of your children. This may inculcate poor judgement in commitment/trust in your child.
- Love and affection are thestepping stone of forming your child’s personality. Make sure they see their ideal future self in you.
- Make your child responsible at anappropriate age by entrusting small but significant chores. This develops a sense of ownership among
- For a child to view his/her parents as a team, work as one. Mother and fatherboth should be seen sharing responsibility of parenting. The child should be carrying significant traits from both mother and father.
These are insight only, into better parenting. But, it does not invalidate your own conditioning! Each generation is receiving new and better information about parenting and the skill it requires to raise a happy child. The information is just being directed at the apt audience!
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