Much has been written and even more said about the coveted happiness. Some believe that hunting her is rather futile, others that happiness is moments and others feel happy to have their loved ones with them. Whatever our perception of happiness, the only sure thing is that children grow up better in a healthy one, ασφαλές και στοργικό οικογενειακό περιβάλλον. When the child feels loved, acceptable and important within his family, then he is more likely to feel happy and develop into a balanced adult. However, There are some more tips to help us raise happy children.
*We teach them gratitude
Writing in a notebook of gratitude for 15 minutes before bedtime seemed to help school-age children worry less and sleep better and better, according to a study. Researchers have found that grateful people are less likely to have negative thoughts and are more likely to think positive things., which favors their psychology and consequently the quality of their sleep.
And while showing the child gratitude is a time consuming process, it is worth instilling this value while the child is small. To incorporate gratitude into our family daily life, we can talk every night at the family dinner about something that made us feel beautiful during our day (for example, "Today was a sunny day, I'm grateful for that "), to give books and clothes to other people who need them and to say "thank you" to the child every time he helps us with something.
*We teach them to care about other people
A study published in the academic journal Clinical Psychological Science found that helping other people can relieve daily stress and increase feelings of happiness.. Specifically, The researchers found that participants who did more good deeds on a daily basis were less likely to experience stress.. The days when they did not do any good deeds, participants reported more stress and negative emotions.
After all, ένα παιδί που δείχνει ενδιαφέρον για τους άλλους ανθρώπους και έχει ενσυναίσθηση έχει υψηλότερη συναισθηματική νοημοσύνη και είναι σε θέση να διαμορφώνει καλές σχέσεις. That is why it is important to set a good example for the child. Since we are currently staying home as much as we can to limit the spread of coronavirus, if we go shopping, we ask our elderly neighbor if he needs something and we communicate by phone with our loved ones, especially with those left alone.
*We all eat together
Eating together as a family can be very important in raising happy children.
Σχετική μελέτη διαπίστωσε ότι οι έφηβοι που έτρωγαν συχνά με την οικογένειά τους είχαν καλύτερη ψυχολογία. Μια άλλη μελέτη διαπίστωσε ότι οι έφηβοι που συνηθίζουν να τρώνε με τις οικογένειές τους έχουν μεγαλύτερη αισιοδοξία για το μέλλον.
Family meals can also promote good health. Children who eat with their parents are less likely to be overweight or have eating disorders. Teens who eat dinner with their parents are also less likely to have substance abuse or behavioral problems., always according to research data.