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Dos and Don'ts of Raising a Happy Child



Every parent wants to shower happiness on his or her children but most of them do not understand where they go wrong. Follow these few dos and don’ts for raising happy children.


All parents want to raise a child who is happy, mirthful and successful in life. Cranky children seem to make the house and the parents gloomy. Happy children area delight, they instantly light up the house with their laughter and happiness.

Parents need to work from the beginning if they want to raise a happy child. Now some kids are by nature happy, only because they have only experienced happiness since they were born. The kids, who throw tantrums and cry all the time, have experienced disturbance in the house. It is a parent’s responsibility as to what they are going to expose the child to. If a family is happy, the child is happy.


The Dos of Raising a Happy Child


Let us take a look at the dos of raising a happy child.

1. Give Them Attention

Do not leave space for your child to wail and cry for you. Kids cry only when they want to attract the attention of the parents. If you give it before they ask, there would not be any reason for them to be sad. Even if they are grown-ups, listen to them and show concern.

2. Show That You Love Them

All parents love their children but most of them display it very rarely. It is very important for parents to show their love and affection towards children to them. Hugging children everyday can work wonders. Saying “I love you” or just kissing on their cheek can make their day. But keep in mind that just saying certain things or showing some affectionate gestures will not be enough. You also need to spend quality time with them.

3. Praise Them

When your child does something good, appreciate and praise their work. It is a huge boost for a child. They feel happier and not suffer the bitterness of failure. They will perform better in order to earn more praise. It contributes to their happiness.

4. Be Grateful to Them

Appreciate if they help around the house. It will not only make them happy but also make them help you more. If parents and kids work together in the house, it makes everyone happy. The children feel closer to their parents and parents feel more love. The children of such households are mostly happy. Also, teach your kids to be thankful for things that others do for them.

5. Work on Their Social Skills

If your child interacts with people well, they will make happy relationships. Many kids are depressed and annoyed from a small age as they are unable to make friends. Having good friends and good relations with people contribute to kids’ happiness. To set an example you must show them how you interact with friends. As parents you must be social and friendly to all for your child to imbibe that.

The Don’ts of Raising a Happy Child

Have a  quick look at the don'ts of raising a happy child.

1. Avoid Too Much of Pampering

Do not pamper your child excessively. Do not fulfill their unreasonable demands. Make them understand that they will get anything or everything they want. Teach them that they need to work hard to achieve things in life. Your kids should be aware of the kind of difficulties they may face. Life is not a bed of roses. Your kid will encounter many negative stimuli and situations in their life. Educate them about it to prepare them.

2. Do Not Mollycoddle Them Always

You might want your happy kid to be comfortable and not face any negativity, but that is a wrong notion. Let your kid fail in things, let them get hurt. The only way you can ensure that your kid will be happy in future is if you let them face difficulties. Failure should not devastate them entirely. They must learn to meet failure with a smile.

3. Do Not Compare and Judge your Kid

Parents need to mould their kids’ behaviour. Try to encourage the good ones and reprimand when you do not like it. Kids will understand. Never try to make a comparison between them and their peers. Do not reprimand them as they cannot do as well as the others. This makes a child depressed and sad for life.
As you can see it is entirely the parents’ attitude and behaviour that leads to a child being happy or sad. Parents who are critical and abusive raise children who are unhappy and cranky. From their very childhood parents need to imbibe positivity and the power to be happy throughout their life.

How to raise happy and cheerful children? What are the dos and don’ts of raising happy children? Is it necessary to avoid being strict for raising happy children? Discuss here.

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Barkha.1 year ago
Fulfilling all the needs of children is a must but it is also very necessary to spend time with them. Money cannot buy all the happiness for them. Some children are unhappy even after getting everything because their parents have no time for them.
 
 
 
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Hemali.1 year ago
Happiness of kids should be the priority for parents. But keeping kids happy does not mean to buy them everything that they want.
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Kanchi.1 year ago
All parents want to raise happy kids but all of them make some parenting mistakes unknowingly.
 
 
 
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