How are you all? I hope that you guys are rocking during this tough time👍
The other day, I thought to myself that many people have been trying not to go out since there has been a state of emergency among a lot of countries. Some countries restrict children to going to childcares or school.
Then, I realised that not being able to go to school as well as go out means children do not have time interacting with their friends. Which could also mean that they wouldn’t smile or laugh at home as often as at school or be with their mates.
What can we do to prevent this from happening? Cut the long story short, how can parents keep their children smile and laugh as much as possible? I understand myself as a father of 1, parents have to do so many other things, apart from looking after their children, thus it is not easy to give 100% of what they have. But there are certainly things they can do to keep their children happy.
First of all, what does laughter bring to you? It basically relieves your stress. You just laugh and some of your stress will be gone. It also stimulates your brain so that it works better. For me, the most important fact is that laughter brings you positive energy😁 You don’t smile because things are not looking good. I don’t think this is true. Things are not looking good because you are not smiling. When you are not smiling, of course nothing is looking good😅
From my experiences, there are a few things we can try to give our children good laughter and smile. Those may not work for all children but certainly are worth trying:
- No matter how busy you are, pay attention to your kids or at least make eye contact with them.
I understand that there are things you gotta do but when they need you or call you, at least look them in the eye so that you can show them that you care for them. In my case, when my son calls me even if I am busy, I look him in the eye and even make a funny face till he laughs. It really works🤩
- Be a child at heart
This is something that my son loves me about, however also what my wife hates me about🤣 I have to admit that I am still a kid at heart for good but childish for bad😅 I can still play as if I was a little kid🤗 I sometimes think as if I was a little kid🤗 That’s when my wife comes up to me and gives me a hard time🤣 Anyway, being a kid at heart and show it to your children. They will love you more😉
- Show affection
This is what I would like to let Asians know. For Asians, we are not big on showing affection, comparing to other countries. We are actually getting better than before since there are so many Asians who go overseas and learn different cultures. Luckily I lived in Australia for a long time, therefore I don’t mind showing my son affection no matter where we are🤭 He’s gonna hate it once he gets older, so I need to enjoy doing it as long as time allows me to do so 😊 It wouldn’t take that much time till he has a big smile once I show him affection, really works🥰
As I have mentioned above, it wouldn’t take much time or effort to keep your children smile. The most importantly, you should never put it off even if you are extremely busy. At that time, with that facial expression, with that voice and with that atmosphere.. exactly the same thing never comes to you. That’s why you need to pay even a bit of attention to your children even if you can’t be bothered to do so. Children always need their parents whenever and wherever😌
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