We talk about Gretchen Rubin’s “Happiness Manifesto” today.
Most people want their kids to be happy – and we ourselves also want to be happy.
We are discussing the topic while trying to find out, what the most helpful parts we could implement in our own family.
Helping our kids when making big life decisions is an important part of parenting. Of course most parents want their kids to be happy and to be able to decide in ways that won’t bring forth regret or sadness. Let’s find out how that is possible!
Teaching your kids about commitments has become an increasingly growing challenge:
Here are some points we talk about:
1) Be in a strong marriage/ partnership!
2) Share great stories – of yourself and others!
3) Set big goals and work hard towards them!
4) Show your kids unconditional grace.
5) Have them take care of a pet.
6) Teach them a sport or an instrument.
7) Work together on a big home project.
8) Play difficult board games or put puzzles together.
9) Offer regular challenges.
10 )Develop a schedule for your child.
11) Encourage patience with siblings and those who may be different.
I found this interesting article on a german website:
It talks about the different kinds of parents one can find on the playground:
The career mom,
the professional picknick maker,
the helicopter parents,
the big sibling and
the documentary film maker!
Being confident is a very important parenting goal for most parents. Kids who struggle with shyness or insecurities can get support from their parents and that’s what we’re talking about today.
Here you can find the mentioned infograph:
10 Ways To Become A More Confident Person