Parents have evolved over time, changing their parenting strategies with the times. Now, perhaps more than ever, people are inquiring about how to raise happy children. As a society, we understand the role of relationships with our children and we want to raise strong, confident kids. Here are 3 keys to raising a happy child:
1. Be Honest
When your child asks a question or does something wrong, the best response is an honest one. Gently guide your child with honest advice and discipline so that he or she can be confident in future decisions.
2. Build a Relationship
Spending one-on-one time with your child is the best way to build a solid relationship. You don’t have to go out for dates to achieve a strong bond, either. Snuggling on the couch, watching a movie together, reading bedtime stories, and playing are great ways to build a strong relationship with your child. He or she will feel confident in your love and acceptance, guiding him or her to do things that make you proud while making himself/herself genuinely happy!
3. Offer Praise
As a parent, you might find yourself offering a lot of negative discipline. It becomes easy to focus on the bad when your child is going through a tough phase, but if you can focus on praising the good decisions he or she makes, you both can be so much happier!
Whether you have one child or many, these three keys can unlock your child’s potential. All of these things foster his or her confidence and let him or her know that you care about the relationship you share. As they say, parenting doesn’t come with a guide. With these tips, however, you can rest assured that you’ve got a solid blueprint!