Optimistic, Grateful Kids
It’s the third day of the new year. We’re bringing many of the same challenges with us from the previous one. Staying healthy with kids is hard and being productive is impossible. We’ve listened to hundreds of podcasts over the year and here are four takeaways to help us be better parents and hopefully have kinder, happier kids.
Teach your kids to be optimists.
Your kids Don’t owe you anything. You chose to have them. These first two are from Mike Maples Jr’s podcast interview with Tim Ferris.
You can’t be grateful and angry at the same time. Focus on gratefulness and be sure to ask your kids what they are grateful for daily.
Focus on technique and not competitiveness. Being competitive is natural.
We hope to explore each of the four, more in-depth in future posts but let’s focus on the Gratefulness Happiness Link with a Ted Talk.
From Ted X: The one thing all humans have in common is that each of us wants to be happy, says Brother David Steindl-Rast, a monk and interfaith scholar. And happiness, he suggests, is born from gratitude. An inspiring lesson in slowing down, looking where you’re going, and above all, being grateful.
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