There are quite a few things that we can do to help rewire a child’s brain to make them more receptive to happiness. First, show them how to label their emotions so that they become comfortable experience and also talking about whatever types of feelings they are having. Encourage them to show gratitude as the act of gratitude literally rewires the brain according to science. It also will put them in a more positive mindset. Finally, teach your children to take responsibility for their actions but also give them space to make mistakes. All children are going to make mistakes and it’s your job to teach them how to use those mistakes in a positive way.
- Teach your children to label their emotions as this will make them more comfortable talking about their feelings and emotions to others instead of keeping those negative feelings inside.
- Encourage gratitude as science has shown that when gratitude is practiced, the brain is rewired. This act will also put you in a more positive mindset.
- Understand that children are going to make mistakes, and when they do encourage them to work through them and learn from it.
“As parents, as much as it pains us to say it, we will not always be there for our kids”