An optimistic child leads to a better and healthier child mindset. Optimistic children are more likely to pick up different activities, talk to different people and gain a lot of confidence out of it. Ultimately it should be in a parents’ best interest to provide opportunities for their child to develop a positive outlook on life.
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In this guide from a senior school in Surrey we take a look at the ways you can bring optimism into your child’s life right from home.
Avoid negative language when raising an optimistic child
Complaining and raising your voice, whether it’s directed at someone else or your own child, should be avoided. Your child will develop an understanding that that behaviour is acceptable. Shape your language and attitudes around what your child is going to take away from that situation, and think about all the positives that happen in your day instead of focusing on the bad. This is key when raising an optimistic child.
Encourage your child to get out of their comfort zone
Some children are naturally braver than others, but you can work to use this to your advantage and have your child step out of their comfort zone. Try different sports and fun activities that they wouldn’t normally try to boost their confidence. Or head to a theme park to raise their adrenaline. Discouraging them to take part in activities or shielding them from experiences will only make for a more reserved child, making them more pessimistic. The opposite to a optimistic child.
Maintain realistic expectations when trying to raisie an optimistic child
While positivity is the cornerstone of general development, there’s also the need for things to remain realistic. Children should feel happy in their own world, but it shouldn’t be a bubble that they only feel safe in. Positive outlooks can still be realistic, but never sugarcoat a situation. Your child would rather you be honest with them about certain things. They’re more likely to be prepared for what comes their way.
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