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Tutor Doctor | Mar 1, 2016

How to Teach Your Child to Have a Positive Attitude

Categories: Children, Tips

It’s a given that we want our children to have a positive attitude, but teaching them how to adopt this way of thinking might not be so easy. Here at Tutor Doctor we know that if children develop a positive attitude early on, positive thinking will become a habit that will help them thrive and succeed in all aspects of their life. Here’s some easy ways you can reinforce positivity at home!

Positive Statements
Teaching your child to change their monologue will instantly help create a positive mindset and attitude. Instead of saying statements such as “I’m rubbish at English, I’m going to fail my test” encourage them to try a more positive approach. “I find English really difficult, but I’m going to keep trying my best and ask for help if I need it.” Soon this way of speaking and thinking will become second nature and negativity will become a thing of the past!

Being Positive is a choice
Remind your children that being positive or negative about something is always a choice. It’s important to try and encourage them to always focus on the best possible outcome rather than the worse. Ultimately, choosing to have a positive attitude will be more beneficial and help them get through any difficult or testing situations.

Positive Environments
It’s important to try and create a positive and happy environment at home. Even if this is by watching funny movies, telling fun stories and jokes, being silly as a family or dancing in the kitchen; encouraging your children to be happy is vital in helping them adopt a positive attitude. Simply smiling and laughing can instantly shift brain activity and make everyone in the family feel good. Positivity for everyone!

Love and Praise
Providing your children with lots of love and praise is a really easy way to help encourage positivity. Kind words, hugs, kisses, high fives and special treat days out every now and again is sure to help everyone feel upbeat and optimistic.

Hobbies
Encouraging your children to develop and pursue hobbies that they are good at is a great way to increase their confidence levels. Whether it’s tennis, dancing, art and crafts, reading or acting- taking part in activities that they are passionate about and enjoy will reinforce positivity.

Good Communication
Communicating is the key to positivity. Make sure you give your child the opportunity to discuss their concerns over with you. By talking through anything they may be feeling negative about or any problems they may be facing is an effective way for them to put their worries out there in the open. It also gives you a chance to help them look at the situation in a more positive light.