Is Your Child Feeling Down? How to Keep Kids Positive When Life Gets Messy! by Kim Kusiciel

Parenting
4 months ago

Life is not always easy. It's especially hard for our children to handle negative situations with ease or grace. However, if your kids are feeling down or discouraged I have three tips for you.

  • ALLOW them to feel bad or sad just for that moment. Give them that time. 
  • ACCEPT that it is just that, one moment in time. 
  • TRANSFORM the negative into a positive by turning it around.

By turning a negative situation into a something positive you are allowing your kids to be grateful for all the good in their life. With this approach, you are also teaching them that when you feel good, good things happen. Remember to model this positive mindset in your own life. You'll be amazed how quickly you and your kids will move on from a bad moment or day after trying out this strategy!

Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
I love this tip from you, Kim Kusiciel ! You have the best attitude, and kids pick up on that (so do adults). Thank you for sharing! 😀
Kim Kusiciel
Thank you Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds, I have loads of positive people around me that help fill me up and model this perspective! It makes it easier to share with my kids. :)

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