If you want your children to feel empowered, develop confidence in themselves, and ultimately reach their goals, then imparting positivity and optimism with them is essential. With a few simple steps, you can start guiding your children toward being more resilient individuals who are able to deal with whatever comes their way. While a parent’s responsibility is mainly about the health and well-being of the kids during their upbringing, the future and their overall mental state are both extremely important, too. Creating a world for your kids to grow up positive and happy is a huge priority that every parent must think about. If you want to have good times and create happy memories, this idea shouldn’t be neglected.
Tips for raising positive and optimistic kids
Encourage self-esteem, confidence and a can-do attitude
How a child behaves during their life is typically a reflection of how their parents spoke to them. It’s also a reflection of how their parents behaved around the house. It’s not always 100% accurate, but there’s a correlation between these two things. If you can encourage the right kind of attitude from the get-go, you will more likely have a child that has positivity in their heart. Likewise, if you have nothing but negativity and bad things to say about others, you will likely raise a pessimistic, negative and anxious child. Giving them the confidence boost and the self-esteem push they need to get things done can go such a long way.
Create a supportive environment with the right mindset
If you are supportive of your kids, they will be more likely to succeed. If your kids grow up with a love of learning and a safe environment, they will often be more confident in their own abilities. If they feel as though they are flawed and constantly in need of validation, they won’t be as positive as perhaps you’d like them to be. Having amazing birthday parties and other events that promote positivity and celebrate them will help them feel supported, loved and more emotionally secure.
Lead by example
You really do have to set the right example for them to look up to. Kids will mimic the things you say and even act in a similar way. Make sure you are setting a positive example that makes you proud.
While I am not perfect by any means, I recognize when I need to make changes to be a better parent and hopefully raise confident, kind and resilient kids.
Marette Flora is the founder of Floradise blog and personalized gift shop. Marette is a passionate storyteller and creator. She attended the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University and obtained a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication.
She is passionate about creating helpful and meaningful things.