As parents, we have the responsibility to raise our children in the most protected and optimistic environment. Now, the challenge comes when we have to teach our child about how to remain positive and be optimistic all day long.
This can be easily done with the help of simple activities and strategies. You need to explain to your kids first at a certain age, ‘what is optimism’ and then practice activities and instances around it.
Here are some useful tips to infuse optimism in your child:
1. Be a great role model
Your children grow up by idolizing you as their role model. Your child will mimic your behavior and actions daily. So be very careful of what you say and do in front of your kid. Be very cheerful and positive in front of your child so that he can also turn up to be the same. This will help him deal with failures in life in a positive manner and he will turn up to be an achiever soon.
2. Teach daily chores with patience
Let your child feel responsible and assign him tasks that he can do independently. Tell him to keep the utensils in the sink, let him tie his shoe laces and also wear clothes on his own. If he fails in doing so in the first attempt, encourage him to do so the next time and do not shout or show any anger to your child. Reward him at the end for the efforts done by him to complete the task.
3. Never stress your child
Never expose your child to the worries of life like financial crisis, home management and so on. Let your child play and live in his own beautiful world of dreams. Give him time to grow up and understand all these things with age. Also, if you are stressed out, try not to show your child the same and shelter him from all worries.
4. Point towards the light
If due to any reason, your child feels disappointed then try and convince him by showing the positive side of it. Encourage him to do his best next time and appreciate the efforts he did to accomplish the work given. This way he will feel cared and loved, next time he will do the task with more enthusiasm.
5. Listen to your child
When your child is facing any problem and is trying to tell you, do not indulge in your own things, try to show that you are listening. Choose a calm place where you can sit with your child and listen to him attentively. Try to understand his feelings and then give him a positive solution for his problem.
6. Stay away from negative feelings
Never show or keep negative feelings for anyone in your heart and never express them in front of your child. Negative thoughts have an adverse effect on you and your child as well. In order to keep him happy and optimistic, keep him away from even a small trace of negativity.