Sometimes it is thought that a child should be disciplined so that he or she does not become “ruined”. However, corporal punishment does not make children happy, and happy children are the most responsible.
It is vital that the importance of happiness is internalized in the upbringing of children. It’s the best way to get kids to enjoy new knowledge and it will help them grow to their full potential.
Don’t confuse concepts when raising a happy child
When we talk about a happy child, we do not mean a spoiled pampered child. A happy child is not one to whom we need to give absolutely everything.
Frustration is, of course, a part of life, even if we don’t like this fact. Your children will suffer from it at some point in their lives. However, a happy child has the necessary tools to get through all the stages and traumas.
In other words, a happy child is not a cared child. The child should know where his or her boundaries are going and what he or she may or may not do. However, there is no need for drama or trauma to be associated with that knowledge.
A child who knows he or she is loved, who is happy in his or her environment, and who is able to recognize and accept the limitations of life, grows into a responsible person who is aware of himself or herself and what is going on around him or her.
Why is a happy child more responsible?
We have compiled a list of traits that describe a happy child and how these traits make the child more responsible for what is happening in his or her life and environment:
- A happy child has a better character: Every child who is happy in their environment develops a good character. This is very healthy because it allows the child to internalize concepts such as justice and honesty.
- The good nature of a happy child brings many virtues to it: A child who lives in a happy world learns virtues such as honesty, moderation, love, sacrifice for others, empathy, generosity, humility, and the ability to overcome certain adversities.
- A happy child is positive: The worldview of a happy child is positive. He is proactive and tenacious in the face of challenges. He is working hard to get over the adversity and he is very grateful.
- A happy child is receptive: A happy child’s relationship with his or her parents is on a healthy footing. He knows how to receive love, become mentally attached and communicate with others.
- A happy child learns more: As we have already said, happy children are receptive. For this reason, they are also open to knowledge and teaching. With this in mind, they understand the examples well, pay attention when they are talked to, and listen to the opinions of their parents. They are able to distinguish wrong from right and draw their own conclusions.
- A happy child knows how to prioritize things: For example, they understand that their toys, technology, and rewards are a privilege, not a right. They understand the value of things and appreciate it.
- A happy child has a conscience: A happy child understands messages well and can distinguish right from wrong. Thus, a strong conscience develops for them. This is thanks to spiritual upbringing that has made them more receptive and self-aware.
- A happy child knows how to develop his or her life: A happy child learns to appreciate life’s priorities, such as family, friends, love, selflessness, solidarity, values, and ethics. In this way, he is less lost, develops judgment early, and does not easily behave riskily.
It is clear that the life and existence of a happy child is more complete and fuller. Keep in mind, however, that this should not be confused with playing, unlimited freedom, or attachment to material things. This error creates tyrannical and dependent use. Simply allow the child to be themselves in an environment full of love and understanding.