Having positive mental health and wellbeing is an integral part of your child’s growth into a well rounded adult. In order for your child to develop holistically and function as a positive, responsible and healthy adult, it is important to build their wellbeing and resilience against stress and hardships. A person’s wellbeing affects not only their mental health, but their physical and spiritual health as well, so it is important to nurture your child’s wellbeing as they grow.
Here are 4 tips to develop your child’s wellbeing:
- Help them develop a great sense of humour
Humour is essential in developing a positive outlook in life. It is a natural stress-reducer that can improve your children’s health and overall wellbeing. Help your children develop a sense of humour so that they are able to look on the bright side of things. Demonstrate how to face difficulties and situations with a dose of comedy and optimism.
- Raise your children to be grateful
Throughout history, societies realised that gratitude contributes to a positive wellbeing, and today mental health professionals are looking at the potential benefits of demonstrating this virtue. Grateful people learn how to take care of themselves better and engage in more beneficial habits like exercise and dieting. Like humour, being grateful can help your children cope with stress, enabling them to become more optimistic in life.
- Give them a chance to discover and indulge in their hobbies
Hobbies are perfect examples of stress relievers. Leisure activities allow people to be happier and less bored and can help improve productivity and performance. By allowing your children to spend time doing what they love, they will be able to feel better about themselves. Additionally, if they spend their time with friends, hobbies can help boost their confidence.
- Encourage prayer
Spending time in conversation with our heavenly father is one of the best ways to find peace of mind and encouragement. We are called to cast all our anxieties on him (1 Peter 5:7) and to come before him with thanksgiving (Psalm 95:2) and we can do both of those things through prayer.
With your guidance, your children can improve their health and mindset with a proper state of wellbeing. The key is to be there for them and keep on finding ways to help them be hopeful and positive. If you would like to know more about EACS, subscribe to our enewsletter.