Happy children are allowed to experience their differing emotions and have positive role models to deal with those.Really? A happy kid is sometimes sad? Yes, absolutely. Would it be realistic to tell children that every day should be filled with happiness and party times? Not if we expect our children to become healthy and productive members of society. When we allow children to experience their emotions and help them to label them and handle them in productive ways, we grow them emotionally, which is just as important as feeding them a balanced diet of fruits and vegetables, grains and proteins.
Positive role models exist to show our children how to behave, in the good, bad and ugly moments of life. If children only saw immature adults or other children constantly throwing fits and creating drama every day around every issue, they will surely grow into adults who cannot act maturely. Children need to see positive role models that they can look up to, aspire to be like and surpass.
Be that role model for your child by handling the stressors in your daily life with maturity and grace, yes, easier said than done, but well worth the challenge and the reward. Please share what makes children happy with those who care for your children each day.
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