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How To Teach Optimism To Kids

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Are you looking for ways to help your child develop a more positive outlook towards life? Optimism is a valuable asset for any individual. By helping your child being optimistic, you will ensure that she navigates the ups and downs of life with ease.

Developing optimism can be a bit of a challenge, particularly when a child is easily prone to anxiety and stress. PsychCentral, in an article titled, 3 Handy Ways to Help Your Child Overcome Negative Thinking, cites the views of child psychologist Tamar E. Chansky, Ph.D, 'For kids with a 'negative thinking bias', negative thoughts become the default, the first, last and final word.'

Thus, training kids in their formative years is necessary. This can be achieved by feeding them with positive thoughts and continuously reinforcing the same. Making them read positive quotes regularly can be a solution. You can also use self-help books, which highlight the power of positive thinking and can pass on the motivation to your child.

To help you achieve this, renowned author Norman Vincent Peale’s advice is very useful. He says, “I place this day, my life, my loved ones, my work in the Lord's hands. There is no harm in the Lord's hands, only good. Whatever happens, whatever results, if I am in the Lord's hands it is the Lord's will and it is good.” Adopt this approach and let your child do the same.

For some easy-to-incorporate tips, take a look at our ClipBook.

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Here's a PDF that provides useful tips on how you can mould your children into optimistic individuals. Click on the link to read it.

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Positive And Negative Thinking

Here's a great video on how to develop a positive outlook towards life. Make your child watch it and learn about the benefits of an optimistic attitude.

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