Like any other parents we want all the best for our baby.We do our best to make our kids feel loved, eat healthy, get the vitamins and have lots of stimulating activities during the day. However, we might as well struggle asking ourselves “Is my kid happy?”
What kind factors make ababyhappy? A research has been made and its result showed that happiness is not a perfectly wrapped present with colorful ribbons on it. In fact, psychiatrists and child psychologists claim that if you shower your kid with presents and toys or shield them from any type of discomfort since he was anewborn, this over-indulged child is more likely to grow into a bored, joyless and cynical teenager . It is rather important to develop child’s inner tools which they can rely on in the future. A good thing is that you, as a parent, don’t have to be an expert in psychology. Parents usually learn these things with time and patience, as theirbaby becomes mature.
Read the Signs
As yourbabygrows from a newborn , he’ll master the art of showing you what upsets or contents him. When you enter the room and his face lightens up, a smile appears this is a sign of happiness. When a pet, for instance, takes a toy away from him, he starts to wail. You’ve probably noticed how rapidly his mood can change. According to pediatric neuroscientists and psychologists, if ababycries more often than laughs, it means he experiences more distress than happiness. A sensitive mother can always read the signs ababyis sending to her: whether he is hungry, in pain, or just needs attention. When newborns cry, it does not mean that they do not feel happy. As you get to know your child better, you’ll learn the signs and anticipate different situations beforehand, which therefore will make ababyhappy.
Create a Fun Room
Colorful crib and toys may bring a smile to anewborn, but most valuable thing that makes anewbornhappy is you. This is the first key to make a child happy connect with him emotionally, play as it creates joy and develops essential skills to future happiness. As a baby gets older, by playing you’ll discover so many new things about your child: his likes and dislikes. These factors may be a prediction of your baby’s future career. Remember, play is not sports or classes; it is when children create, invent, dream and explorer.
Psychologists claim that a happy person is that who has mastered a skill. For instance, think about the time when yourbabyfirst started walking. It did not happen at once he fell, cried, learned from his own mistakes. Afterwards, he experiences the joy of success and, therefore, learns discipline and persistence. Help yourbabyto develop his talents: sing and paint together.
Keep Them Healthy
It’s important that your child had a good sleep, lots of exercises and healthy meals. Set a dining routine, consult with pediatricians and create a menu consisting of fresh fruit and vegetables.
Teach Them to Cope with Their Problems
Never jump in and try to help yourbaby when you see baby is trying to do it on its own. This is an important process of a child’s development, when he has an exclusive opportunity to do something without his parents. Let’s say, you enter a room and see that your child is about to make his first steps, and he tries to hold yourpetfor a balance. However, your dog keeps moving away and a kid can not pull himself up. Don’t run up to him and interfere. It is the first thing he is doing by himself, without mother’s assistance, and you should accept that. This brings up an important quality in yourbaby independence. The sooner you develop good qualities in your child, the happier he will be in the future.