A happy child is a healthy child they say. But have you ever given a thought to what actually goes behind raising a happy child? Well it isn’t that complicated . What makes toddlers happy may surprise you because it is much simpler than you would expect it to be. For a child, happiness isn’t something you give to them – it’s something you teach them over time. It cannot be really defined but can definitely be taught.
Your toddler is probably very good at showing you when something makes him happy or sad, isn’t it? . His face lights up in a huge smile when you come home, or he sobs uncontrollably when he can’t find his favourite toy. But you may still wonder if, overall, he’s content or not. At times things get tricky when their tantrums come in the way. You can’t really make out if the child is genuinely upset or it is just because he/she is denied of something.
Tantrums are another hurdle I would say in parenting. But as they say nothing is impossible for parents. It does further complicate things but ultimately both parents and kids are able to tune it out as it suits them. Although, this doesn’t directly effect their emotions but it just makes it a little complicated for parents to understand and differenciate between the same.
Nonstop entertainment and ice cream for dinner may seem like every child’s dream, and honestly at times it is perfectly ok to give in their demands. Being a strict parent is important, but sometimes you just have to let go. What actually makes your toddler the happiest is much simpler than what you think : it’s you and your time. And that’s the first key to creating a happy child. “Connect with them as much as you can, play with them as much as you can”.
The most important thing is to have fun with them. If you’re having fun with them, they’re having fun too. A lot of us might be unaware of the same but a child really feels what the parent feel. Seeing a parent upset, increases the heart beat of our little ones, because they are too young to actually understand what is actually wrong.
If you create what I call a ‘connected childhood,’ that is by far the best step to guarantee your child will be a happy child when he grows up.
- TALK TO THEM
- PLAY WITH THEM
- GIVE THEM YOUR TIME
- LET THEM BE
- LET THEM EXPRESS
- LISTEN TO THEM
- ENCOURAGE THEM
- RESPECT THEM
- LET THEM MAKE MISTAKES
Any parent would agree to the above mentioned points I’m sure you all practice the same. This is honestly and only what goes into raising a happy child. Love them and hug them as much as you can because they grow up with a blink of an eye.
I hope you found this blog useful and if you did then please let me know in the comments below. Till the next time