My daughter is forever saying things like “I am rubbish at maths”, “I am bad at times table”, Maths being the subject she dislikes the most! Teaching kids positive thinking at a young age is very important. If they are taught how to think positively at a young age, they will also learn to think positively throughout their adult life too. This will help them deal with difficult situations in their adult life positively. If you think about it, positive thinking is a life skill. But why is positive thinking so important? I can think of a few reasons
Positive energy is source energy
If you believe in God or source energy, then positive energy is the energy of God. If we think positively, we are going with the flow of the universe. If we go against it, it will bring a lot of unhappiness, stress and frustration in our lives. By teaching children to think positively, we are in essence teaching them how to deal or face difficult situations which might come in their adult life, in case we parents are not around to comfort them!
Positive thinking keeps your mind clear
You are at peace if you think positively. If you are always thinking the worst your mind will be a mess! If kids are taught to think positively, they will be able to do their homework, assignments, tests with a much clearer mind. They will also be able to eliminate stress before tests or exams or before results.
Positive thinking leads to happiness
If you think positively, you will be stress free, your mind will be clearer. There will be no clutter in your mind. This will automatically make you more happy !
Positive thinking leads to a healthy life
By thinking negative things and feeling negative emotions of anger, frustration, fear etc, we invite a lot of stress and physical illnesses ranging from acne, eczema to heart problems. This can be prevented by always being positive in our thinking.
Also, negative thoughts can lead to mental illnesses like depression, anxiety. Therefore, positive thinking gives you the strength to deal with difficult situations and thereby prevent mental and physical ailments.
Positive thinking improves all aspects of your life
If you have always got a positive out look, your vibes will be positive. This will improve the atmosphere around you, give you better relations at home(which leads to happy family life) and at work .
Positive thinking and Law of Attraction
Your thoughts create your reality. If you think positive and therefore think good of yourself, it will reflect in your life and vice versa.
For all the above reasons (and many more) , parents must teach their children to think positively. But how do you make them do it? I have got a few suggestions:
Parents should practice positive thinking
As per several of my previous posts, children always copy their parents. Whatever parents do, children do the same. If parents want to teach their children to think positively, they must first start practising positive thinking themselves.
I make my daughter say positive things when she gets upset about maths. I make her say “I am very good at Maths”,” I am very good at times table”. This exercise has brought better maths results for her. If possible make your child say positive affirmations in front of a mirror. No harm in parents do the same every morning! It might sound silly but don’t knock till you try it !
Make your child write all positive experience she/he had during the day in her/his journal. This will help your child remember the positive feeling she/he had. For example, my son enjoyed a lot playing with his best friend at school today. The memory of that joyful time will bring a lot of positively in him.
Meditation is an excellent way to bring positivity. If you would like some tips on how to make your child meditate please refer to my previous post, Meditation Benefits for Children .
Teach your child to be grateful
If you teach your child to be grateful for everything he/she has, this will automatically bring positive thinking in them. Please refer to my previous post , Teaching Children To Be Grateful.
Love and Attention
Giving your child a lot of love and attention will bring a lot of happiness and positively in your child. In case your child is doing something you do not like, always try to understand why they are doing so. Explain rather than shout. Do not lie to your children. Do what you say you will do.
Surround yourself with positive people
It is important for families to always be surrounded by positive people. Positivity is infectious and this will help your child become more positive in their thinking.
Have you got any positivity to share? Please do so via comment box below. I would be happy to hear from you!