Are You Raising Happy Children?

By: Dr. Dain Heer

When is your projected happy date? What if you could just choose to be it today?

You and your children can choose to be happy or you can choose to be glum—but not both. If your situation or state of living doesn’t allow this, then be proactive. Make a list of all of the things that need to change in order for you to achieve happiness. After all, happiness in the home starts with the parent. Children tend to mimic what they see demonstrated, so if you can’t be proactive for yourself, then be proactive and take the necessary steps to be happy for the sake of your little ones.

Group Of Happy KidsOne of the best things you can do as a parent is raise your children to recognize that happiness is a choice and that they have control over their lives.

5 Tips For Raising Happy Children:

  1. Choice -Teach your kids about choice. If happiness is just a choice in the moment, it allows them to recognize that they are in full control of whether or not they will have it. Ask them is this choice really working for you? What other choices could you make here?
  2. Is this yours? Our kids have a level of awareness that is often not acknowledged. They will be aware of other people’s stuff around them and think that it’s theirs. If your kids are unhappy ask them is this yours or someone else’s?
  3. Creation – Show your kids that the choices they make will create their life. How many of us as parents have known something was not going to work yet chose it anyway? Get your kids to ask themselves, if I choose this what will it create?
  4. Question – Kids are often shown from a young age to always look for the answer. What if asking questions also was valuable and gave our children different possibilities? How does it get any better than this? What else could be possible here?
  5. NO judgment – Most of us have the idea that if we judge ourselves it will make us better parents. Does it ever work? To be the best mom or the best dad often adds the pressure to always be in control. If something occurs outside our control that didn’t have a desired outcome, we take this personally as an indication of our poor parenting. What if we just said, “ok that was an interesting choice, now what can we choose?”
Dr. Dain Heer

Dr. Dain Heer

Author, Speaker, and Coach at Access Consciousness
Dr. Dain Heer is a speaker, coach and author of nine books including the bestselling book, Being You Changing the World  Dr. Heer provides the tools and inspiration to uncover the real ‘you’ and find the courage to be different – which in turn sparks new ideas, creates success and increases happiness and well-being. His work is now in 131 countries in which he facilitates people to tap into and recognize their own abilities and empowers them to know they are the creators of their own life. As a doctor of Chiropractic, Heer hosts a regular radio show entitled Conversations in Consciousness. He appears regularly on Dr. Pat and Voice of America and has been a guest on hundreds of nationally syndicated radio shows.
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