The Secret Of Raising Happy And Successful Kids

Raising Happy Kids

happy kids with EFT tapping

In this article, you will learn about how you can raise your child to be happy and successful with various tips including EFT Tapping. 

This alternate therapeutic technique has been clinically proven to help kids open up with their parents, and maintain a safe space or them to communicate. 

What is the most common response from parents when asked what they desire for their children? They wish for their kids to be happy more than anything.

Our life goals change radically the moment we become parents. We do everything we can from the moment they are born to ensure that they succeed in life.

We ensure that they are the happiest and most successful versions of themselves they can possibly be.

As parents, we want to do everything we can to ensure that kids have limitless chances, that they may pursue their aspirations, that they are successful, and, most importantly, that they experience ultimate peace and happiness.

We all want our children to be more than ordinary. But most of all, we want them to be happy. 

Raising Happy Kids

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DIFFERENT WAYS TO RAISE HAPPY AND SUCESSFUL KIDS

You're probably aware that there are numerous approaches to raising a happy, successful child. There is a lot of advice out there on how to do it, but it can be tough to know who to believe and who to listen to.

If you've had your fill of advise and are searching for some more solid guidance, we've put up a collection of parenting tips to assist your child have a happy and successful life. 

make meaningful connections

The most effective strategy to ensure your child's emotional well-being for the rest of his life is to make him feel connected to you, other family members, friends, neighbours, daycare providers, and even pets.

Edward Hallowell, MD, child psychiatrist and author of The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness (1), believes, "A connected childhood is the key to happiness" (Ballantine Books).

Meaningful Connections

The concept of "connectedness"—a sense of being loved, understood, wanted, and acknowledged—has emerged as the most powerful defense against emotional pain, suicidal thoughts, and risky behaviours such as smoking, drinking, and taking drugs.

Always be there for your kid; respond to his sobs with empathy, and eat, snuggle, and laugh with him. Meanwhile, provide him opportunities to build loving relationships with others.

Be A Happy Parent

Children's happiness is typically linked to their parents' happiness from an early age, and it goes without saying that sad parents emote less effective parenting. Parents that are happy are more likely to raise happy children, so smile!

We often focus on the minor details (it's easy, there's a lot on a parent's plate), but at the end of the day, remember that our children want us to be happy just as much as we want them to be happy.

Happy Parents, Happy Children

Hang out with friends or family members who are likely to be laughing themselves, because laughter is contagious.

Their laughter will make you chuckle as well, while it isn't required to lift your spirits. Hearing another person laugh, according to neuroscientists, activates mirror neurons in a brain region that makes listeners feel as if they are laughing as well.

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Be An Accepting Parent:

The key to a happy and successful life is a good relationship. One of the best indicators of adult success, well-being, and life happiness is having a childhood in which one feels loved and nourished.

A child's growth and results are significantly more likely to be excellent if they have a secure bond. The human brain is extremely experience-dependent.

Life events and interactions shape the brain's design. 

Acceptance

The basis for future mental health is laid by an encounter with a kind and caring parent. Memories of a happy childhood provide a source of strength that lasts a lifetime.

As a result, becoming a warm, responsive, and accepting parent and cultivating a positive attitude are the greatest ways to raise successful children.

Give Your Entire Attention To Your Children When They Speak To You:

Giving them your entire attention anytime they speak to you is one effective approach to do this.

This entails putting your newspapers and other devices aside and paying attention to what they have to say.

You'll be more thoughtful in your responses, which will inspire your children to communicate more.

Paying Attention

Celebrate Together:

Celebrations can range from large, loud parties to minor gestures.

Celebrating both major and small moments as a family leads to happy families and, as a result, happy children.

So, whenever feasible, gather the family for all celebrations, big and small, to celebrate and share happiness with your child.

Celebrating Together

Accept Their Success And Failure:

Failure is inevitable. Our children will never know the gratitude of mastery until we enable them to experience it.

Consider this: allowing your children to embrace both failure and accomplishment fosters a healthy sense of self-esteem.

Of course, you'll congratulate your child on their accomplishments, but it's important to avoid instilling in them a false feeling of their own skills.

Success and Failure

It is crucial to recognise that they will fail and teach them how to learn from their mistakes.

No matter how prepared you are, becoming a mother or father is going to be a wild, joyful ride. Despite the fact that everyone believes they know the greatest parenting techniques, each child and family is unique.

All things considered, you are the best person to know your child, and you will have to tailor your parenting to your circumstances.

It's no secret that the best parents are those that take the time to get to know their children and go out of their way to ensure that they are happy and successful.

Allow Them To Exercise Decision Making:

We want to protect our children as parents, yet helicopter parenting can actually hamper rather than help a child's growth. Making good decisions necessitates practice, which can only be gained via life events.

Allow children to make decisions about non-safety and health-related items so that they can begin to learn how to make decisions.

Decision-Making

Rather than forcing them to follow your advice, offer them guidance. If they insist on doing things their way, then let them suffer the natural consequences.

The most effective approach to learn to make smart decisions is through experience. Autonomy also helps a youngster develop self-confidence and self-esteem.

Teach Forgiveness To Your Children:

Children who learn to forgive are able to transform bad thoughts about the past into positive feelings about the future. This makes them happier and more satisfied with their lives.

Set an example for your children. Take the initiative to repair personal issues and don't carry grudges against people who have offended you.

Discuss the value of forgiveness with your children so that it becomes a way of life for them (2).

Forgiveness

Dr. Shilpa Gupta, Director of Child Mental Health Foundation & Parent Coach says, “that unless as parents, we have a sound emotional relationship with ourselves, we will never be able to have it with our children.”

She goes on to share “According to research, emotions such as anger, hate, fear, anxiety and stress get stored in the frontal lobes. This causes the person to operate from a place of flight, fright and freeze rather than from what is the best for the child and parent. Once the parent's emotions are emptied out only then a meaningful communication can transpire.”

Dr Shilpa speaking

While children are really open to releasing emotions and can forgive easily, they are also like clay and often tend to imitate their parents in their behaviors.

All we have to do when we're wrong is say sorry to our child and we get a tight hug. All is forgiven and forgotten.

In such a situation, the responsibility lies with the parent to release those emotions that do not serve a purpose and to be a role model to their children so that children pick up on those habits and emotions and walk on the road to success.

The sooner a parent is able to release unwanted emotions, the sooner the child can make a connection to their parent.

The most effective method to release those unwanted emotions is EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), which is clinically proven to eliminate stress, anger, anxiety, and even fear.

EFT is so powerful that it can also eliminate the symptoms of unwanted emotions and embrace a realtion to be a better version of itself. 

What’s more, the effect of EFT treatments is quick and long-lasting.

For those new to EFT, also known as Tapping Therapy, it combines tapping on acupressure points while saying statements out loud to accept situations.

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“Raising children is a creative endeavor, an art rather than a science.” 

BRUNO BETTELHEIM

Psychologist


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I remember once when I saw bruises on my son’s body. I didn’t know what happened and I kept asking him all day long, “What happened?” His only answer was “Nothing happened.”

I became increasingly frustrated, worried, and scared. His silence caused even more stress and I projected my negativity onto him.

It strained our relationship further and eventually he isolated himself and preferred playing his video games than speaking to me.

As a parent, I was heartbroken, lost and felt sad. I kept judging myself for being a bad parent and why I raised my voice at him. I was also scared about his bruises and felt helpless and useless as a mom.

All I wanted to do was love and protect my son.

Comforting

My son’s grades dropped and he began distancing himself from the world outside. For a parent, nothing is worse than seeing your child going on a downward spiral when all you want for them is to be happy and do their best.

I remember after the EFT Seminar that I attended in Mumbai, I started practicing EFT regularly at home. I became calmer and I found I was able to give my son the space to be himself and not force him to speak or communicate. 

I kept loving him and most importantly EFT helped me to love and accept myself. My son only watched and imitated me. He noticed how I was changing from the inside.

A week down the line my son said to me, “You remember you asked me about all those marks on my body? Our maid hit me with a broom when you and Dad went to work.”

That was the most shocking moment of my life. And the most enlightening too!

I realized that changes within my son only occurred when I was able to release my stress and frustration at his lack of communication and then he felt safe and comfortable to share what had happened with him.

I am now, of course, his new best friend! I felt so amazing that my kid and I are best friends, a relationship which I was craving for.

Dr Shilpa Gupta

This is how Dr. Shilpa Gupta, a ‘Parenting Coach’, and a Vitality Living College EFT Trainer, helps and guides parents who come to her.

Dr. Gupta has trained and coached hundreds of parents all over India. For the past 7 years more than 2,000 parents, 500 caretakers and 400 teachers have attended her workshops and benefited from the skills.

She quotes, “EFT  is a quick, easy and effective tool to work on emotions. It doesn’t require a high IQ, qualifications, language to learn this tool.”

A parent-child relationship is one of the most unique in the world. While some parents believe that strictness and discipline would help them raise their children better, others believe that being their children's friend should be prioritised.

No matter whatever category of parent you fall into, you can be both your child's greatest friend and raise them well at the same time.

Becoming your child's best friend from a young age has a profound and long-term positive impact on your connection with them, as well as making parenting easier for you.

Your kid has a lot of first-time experiences while growing up. As a result, your child will have plenty to talk about, such as the new things they've done, the lessons they've learned, and the mistakes they've made along the way.

When your kid considers telling you about her tiny experiments and learnings, or their challenges and problems, they may be concerned about how you will react.

They may be afraid that you would criticise or scold them and as a result, they will be unable to communicate their feelings (3).

Emotions and Relationships

In closing, the secret of raising happy and successful children is to be stress-free and happy yourself. You reflect on your kids and I think that seems about fair. 

One of the keys to raising happy and successful children is effective communication. When there is a breakdown in communication the child is not able to perceive love, and feels that they can't be successful or happy.

The bottom line is that parenting is important! Parenting is a wonderful calling, but raising confident and well-adjusted children is difficult.

We may choose how to raise a successful and happy child, which is a fantastic recipe for happiness and success.

When we use these simple parenting techniques, we can make a significant difference in our children's life, and the task becomes less intimidating.

Imagine how beautiful it would be looking back at how you raise your kids, and how amazing they turn out to be. 

Love,

Donita & Team Vitality

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Discover how EFT Tapping can help you to self-heal or to become professionally qualified as a Certified EFT Practitioner. Emotional Freedom Techniques (Tapping) is clinically proven to lower stress, tension, anxiety, past trauma to enable health, happiness and vitality.

In summary, effective communication is the key to raise happy and successful children. Give them the space they need and never let your negative emotions influence them. One of the most significant causes of tension between parents and kids is the unknowingly held feelings. Avoiding the negative feelings will only make things worse. So, if and when you realise you're experiencing that things needs to be fixed for betterment of you and your kid, try EFT Tapping to open up with your kids and to maintain a calm and peaceful environment. 


Disclaimer: The information on this website is purely for educational purposes and does not in any way replace the requirement for medical and psychological diagnosis and treatment. Please seek professional medical and psychological diagnosis and advice for all medical and mental health conditions. It is advised to always book any consultations with qualified professionals.


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