As adults, we know that our own thoughts, words, and actions have a big effect on our mental health and well-being. As parents, it is our job to teach this to our children! Preschoolers who learn positive thinking from a young age will be set up well for leading a happy and healthy life as they grow up. Check out our suggestions below on how to begin teaching positive thinking to your preschooler!
Model Positive Thinking
If you have a child, you know they pick up on all the things their parents do, good or bad! By participating in positive thinking in your own life, despite your circumstances, your preschooler will pick up positive thinking, too.
Talk About Morals and Values
Helping your child learn the difference between right and wrong and teaching them what responsibility and follow through look like from a young age will build a foundation of positive morals and values in their lives.
It can be easy for preschoolers and adults alike to get caught up in comparison. When you hear your child comparing what they have with others, redirect the conversation by talking about what they are thankful for!
Everyone has hard days, and on those days it can be hard to think positively about yourself or your situation. To help combat negative thoughts, hang up a sign in your child’s room or a common area that can help encourage them and become their mantra even on the hard days.
One of the easiest ways to teach our preschoolers positive thinking is by taking the time to encourage them! When our children are in environments where they are encouraged even when they make mistakes, they will develop a resilient attitude that will help them stay positive.
Taking the time to cultivate an environment that promotes positive thinking in your home will benefit both you and your child! A preschooler who learns to think positively now will benefit from this skill for the rest of their life.
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