Ask any parent what they wish most for their children and you will get the same answer time and again, “we want them to be happy.”
However, we do not have total control over our children’s happiness; their temperaments are also controlled by their genes. Some research suggests that happy children are the products of a cheerful and optimistic home environment.
So, can you set up a home where the happiness of your son is of utmost importance? If you follow the below-mentioned ways, there is a good chance you can ensure happiness of your child:
--Play with your son/spend time with your son. Boys are just as capable of being sensitive and having deep feelings as girls. They also need to feel cherished and appreciated as much as girls do. You will not be making a namby pamby of your son by showering him with love and affection; rather, you will have a son who is emotionally stable. It is important to regularly spend time with your son and play with him the games of his choice. It will also benefit him if you spend time doing quite things, such as reading a book or playing a board game.
--Appeal to his sense of humor. Usually, boys have hands-on approach when it comes to their sense of humor. Play games that he finds funny, take him to an amusement park or a fun fair. Boys like to dress up just as much as girls. So get him a few costumes; you can play cowboys and Indians, superhero and the bad guys.
--Arrange a good birthday party for your son. There are plenty of activities to do to ensure the success of your son’s birthday and have him brimming with happiness. Throw him a “theme party” for him and his friends, depending on his age and current fascination.
--Visit your son’s school.: It is important to monitor your son’s academic progress in school and help him with his home work, but it is equally important that you are aware of what happens on the school playground. Visit your son’s school and talk to his teachers. Find out if he is outgoing or shy type. If he is being bullied, it will reflect in his behavior in school, and the teachers will be able to point it out to you. Children also need to feel proud of their parents. So, involve yourself in school volunteer activities as well.
--Be involved in your son’s education. Don’t expect that your son will get all the education at school only! As a parent, you are also responsible for his extracurricular education. Find out his likings. You can take him alone or with a group of his friends to a ball game or a music concert. He may also be interested in museums or art galleries. Taking him there will also ensure that he has a better understanding of his school work.
Children are most happy when they have a safe and happy environment at home and plenty of interaction with their parents. Healthy daily doses of love and affection endow the child with a positive self-esteem. This, in turn, ensures a happy young man running around the house, making you happy.
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