Teaching Kids the Importance of a Positive Attitude
As an adult you know that a positive attitude (and positive thinking in general) can make life a happier and better place to be. But most of us learn that the hard way. We go through difficult times and eventually we get better at coping with issues that cause us frustration, disappointment, or other negative emotions. The good news is, a positive attitude helps make those times easier to deal with. So it only makes sense that we want to share the idea of positive thinking with kids.
The problem is, how to do that?
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There seems to be an agreement that giving gratitude is a great way to develop positive thinking. And no matter where you are at in life, we all have something we can be grateful for. This may be related to our health, our family and friends, or it could be about a number of these and other things.
Talking to kids about the things they have that matter to them is a great way to start the flow of positive thinking. You can even play simple games that force kids to think about the good things in their lives. For example, during your evening meal you can ask that each family member tell the others about the best thing they saw, did, or thought about during the day.
Put the Focus on Them
While it is good to think about the positive things in our lives, you might also want to encourage your kids to think about the positive things in them – for instance, they may be especially well-mannered, or they may be good at running or at playing an instrument. Focus on the positive things about your kids.
This is a great way to show your kids that although each and every person is unique and different, each person is also perfect and offers value. This can help children learn that we should value ourselves (and others) for the traits and qualities we bring to this life.
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