As parents, we always strive to raise a happy and peaceful family. But this is not an easy task because of the huge responsibilities involved. It takes a lot of practice and patience in learning the ropes of parenting.
No parent is perfect. What’s important is we strive to better ourselves as we go through life’s journey and while we are learning life’s lessons, we can teach them to our children at the same time.
Here then are some simple tips you can practice to make you a happier parent and to enable you to raise responsible children.
Firstly, be content with what you have. If you think happiness is somewhere else and something that needs to be achieved through time, forget it. It’s just there and it’s all a matter of recognizing it.
Do not even envy friends who have more in life because it will only make you desperate. Rather, look around you and within your family because it’s just there.
Avoid being materialistic. Why not try to change your attitude starting this holiday season. It will help you experience more joy in your heart if you don’t think about the material things you have and the others that you still want to have. Studies have found that contrary to the happiness they promise, the desire for material things actually causes depression, a low self-esteem and makes a person feel less connected.
Be thankful instead for what you have right now. Did you know that the feeling of joy and satisfaction is not connected with money? It comes more from establishing a harmonious relationship with your family, joining communities and pursuing activities that you love most.
Get rid of fear. This is one negative attitude that has stopped many people from attaining success. They entertain their fear more than their goals and they end up not reaching their full potential.
Finally, do what you think is good for you and your family. Do not even listen to what people say and think about you. Don’t be afraid of being criticized as long as you know you’re not stepping on anybody’s shoes and you know very well it’s for the best.
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Originally posted on December 6, 2012 @ 3:10 am