We all want to raise happier children. Nobody wants ornery faces in their home. How do we, as parents, encourage optimism though? An article in the Huffington Post suggests asking your children these 11 questions:
1. What was your favorite part of today?
2. What are you grateful for?
3. What are you going to do about that?
4. How did that make you feel?
5. What do you think he/she feels?
6. How can we look on the bright side?
7. What part of that can we learn more about?
8. What do you want to do on the weekend?
9. What can we do to help/to make someone happy?
10. What do you want to do outside today?
11. When do you feel happiest?
Can you see how these questions would encourage positive results? Maybe as your child is younger, they would take some nudging. As they get older though, they’ll be able to understand and internalize their answers more.