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How to Raise an Optimistic Child

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We all want our children to always look on the bright side of life, particularly when times seem tough. There are a number of ways that you can help raise an optimistic child. Thanks to advice from a Nursery in Winchester, here are some pointers that could help you in instilling a sense of optimism in your kids. 

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Be A Role Model 

An effective way of teaching your child to be optimistic is by demonstrating that attitude yourself. Try not to complain too much about little things that annoy you, and do your best to find the best of everything. There is always a silver lining, and that is something you should embrace yourself as a mantra around your kids. 

Encourage Optimistic Thinking 

Whenever your child has a problem and is inclined to think negatively about it, challenge their pessimism. Ask them why they think something is hopeless, and encourage them to work out a plan of action to help address the problems that they are facing. Inspire an attitude of patience, and help your child take the time to reflect and think about what can be done, rather than wallow in the negatives. 

Encourage Them To Try New Things

Having a sense of adventure and curiosity is a natural thing in a child, so do your best to encourage them to try new things. Be positive about new experiences and that will help them be positive whenever trying anything new. That level of optimism will help make them a more rounded person with a great many interests and passions in life. Free range parenting is a great way to encourage kids to figure out things for themselves, which in turn will give them the freedom to confidently tackle any new challenges that arise in adulthood.

Embrace Struggle 

Not everything in life is going to be easy, and your children will need to learn that sooner rather than later. Whenever they face struggle and frustration, try to keep them positive, reminding them that somethings take time to learn. Knowing that effort is required, and that applied effort can lead to success, will help your children maintain a more optimistic outlook in many areas of their lives.

Rachael is a 31 year old mum to 10 year old Luke and 5 year old Oscar. She lives in England and writes about family life, crafts, recipes, parenting wins(and fails), as well as travel, days out, fashion and living the frugal lifestyle.

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