“If one day you lose your way, look into the eyes of a child, because There are always three things a child can teach an adult: For no reason want to be happy, always find and achieve something that can be busy s It is to impose it with all its might.” -Paulo Coelho
From the moment the child is born, he begins to live in the family, which is the smallest unit of society. Thus, the child’s first social interaction begins with his parents and then continues with other close people in the family circle. As the child develops physically, emotionally, mentally and linguistically, his environment expands. This social interaction, which starts in the family, continues with friendships and school experiences. In adulthood, it gains a different dimension with business life.
In children’s emotional development, mother’s closeness is very important, and in intelligence development, father’s closeness is very important. Love and trust are more important than oxygen and food in the development of the child. Children who grow up in a happy, loving and accepted family environment will progress in a healthy way in their developmental period.
You are the only one that children need at a young age. If you are aware of many things but just need advice on raising a happy child, this article is for you. Here are some guiding suggestions for raising happy children.
• Children who receive a lot of attention and feel accepted from their parents since infancy have a more positive self-esteem. Therefore, parents and teachers should support the child’s self-development by smiling, stroking his head and expressing his appreciation when the child behaves positively and succeeds in a task.
• Happiness increases with sharing. If you want a happy child, first of all, you as a parent must be happy. Children are the mirror of their families. He should develop stress management skills such as being able to manage stressful and anxious situations, leaving the negativities in business life outside when he comes home. Children understand that you are anxious, whether you play with them voluntarily and willingly.
• When your child grows up, my parents worked so hard for me to go to very good schools so that they would come home after I went to sleep and not remember how good they were. The part they will remember is how busy and stressed you are. There will be times when you collect good times and memories that we want them to remember. Of course, an adult’s responsibility will not allow for constant play. The important thing here is the time spent.
nature and quality. It’s about feeling yourself in the moment and spending time enjoying it.
• Have lots of conversations with your child and listen closely. Tell what you do during the day, what excites you, what makes you angry, what you do with whom. When you tell your child, you show that you value and care about him as an individual. Talk to him, tell him, and after a while you will see that he will tell you everything sincerely. However, if your child is going to tell you something, please stop your work and listen to your child’s eye level. Listen to the end. Listen sincerely, without judgment, without criticism.
• Accept your child as they are. Take care not to impose your own expectations on him. Do not punish when he does not reward you when he does what you want. Do not reward unnecessarily. Be aware that your child is also an individual.
• Allow your child to take responsibility appropriate to their age. You should reinforce the sense of self-confidence by assigning certain duties and responsibilities for the home.
•Give your child an opportunity instead of providing constant support. Let him see what he can do and see for yourself. For example, he can dress himself, wash his hands, eat his food, do his homework. Give your child the opportunity, keeping in mind that these examples vary according to age and developmental level.
• Do not constantly receive gifts. If you do not want the child to be insatiable. Adopt that you can’t always buy toys and maybe you can buy toys at certain times of the month by supporting him to save money. By learning patience and waiting, he will learn to play knowing the value of his toy.
• Do not compare with other children. Every child is special and unique. Take care of your child’s own development.
• Don’t be afraid to tell your child you love them and show it with your actions. A child who feels loved is not spoiled.
• A child who is self-confident, valuable and self-aware will always find a way out, no matter what life brings. Self-confident children learn from them because they know that making mistakes is a natural process. So they always look forward, not backward.
In order to raise happy children, it is useful to review our behavior as a parent. Raising a self-sufficient, self-aware child is not as difficult as it seems.