The best future for our kids

10 September, 2018 (10:46) | Perth News | By: Laure Brittani

Raising our children is one of the most fulfilling experiences in life. However, it is also one of life’s greatest challenges that present a host of potential pitfalls. It’s no wonder why a lot of future parents read books and articles on how to do it before their child is even born.

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Raising your kids

Of course, there are no fast and easy rules to raising children. Keep in mind that what works for some parents won’t necessarily work for you. However, there are some things you can do that will help make your job as a parent – they can help in raising your kid into a healthy, mindful and happy adult.

Most experts agree on this – teaching kids the value of gratitude is one of the best ways to raise them into a happy adult. Parents have to teach their young children to say please and thank you as early as possible. Moreover, teach them eye contact, a proper handshake, affection and appreciation for the kind and generous things that are said and given to them.

Another way to raising happy children is by teaching them the value of altruism. You can donate your old clothes and toys to your neighbours or anyone who are in need and have your kids be a part of that process. Do this regularly as a family and sort through, package and deliver the goods together so the kids really see where their things are going. Do this not just on holidays but as often as possible.

You should also practice saying no to them. Practice delayed gratification and simply not always giving your children what they want, even if you can easily afford it. This will help them understand the importance of saving and the value of sacrificing immediate pleasures for bigger rewards.

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