Creating a Positive Home for You and Your Children
Having a positive home environment is essential for developing a healthy happy child (Proverbs 22:6). There is no true way to raise a child how you want them to grow up as they have their own personality. You can do your part though to raise your child to have a grounded lifestyle that is stable, teaching them diligently, instilling confidence and able to tackle the world.
Children learn by watching their parents and even peers around them. It is up to us to create a positive home. Our actions can affect our child in either a positive or negative manner.
If we are always screaming and slamming doors, they will begin to learn that must be how we handle things. Or we can raise them up showing love, patience, encouragement, etc. Only we can decide how we make our household run. I choose the positive route!
When you show your child love, patience, kindness, it helps them thrive later in life. They will be happier, more balanced and have confidence. If you have a bad home life it can leave doubts, struggles and more. Your child will either overcome after hard work or fall into the same actions.
How to Create a Positive Home for Your Children
Lead By Example
Children are sponges and they learn by example. Make sure you are leading by example and being a good parent and person. Show how your faith in God helps you see the positive side to situations. Be slow to anger, slow to speak, help others in need, practice patience, etc. Instead of always telling your child how to act, show them through actions.
(War Room wall. My son learned about this by example so he made his own.)
Make sure to unplug from technology and spend quality time together. Play board games or just sit and talk about your day. This is a great way to connect with your children and show the importance of family time, which is a great way to grow as a family! So many homes are so rushed by life that they don’t take time to disconnect and spend time with each other. Crafting or building and teaching life skills together is also excellent ways to spend time together!
A family that prays together (Matthew 18:20) is a great way to make a positive and uplifting atmosphere. Also spending time learning about God, or sharing a devotional as a family. Keep your family grounded and centered around the Lord. The Five Finger Prayer Method is great for kids too!
Children with positive self-esteem are imperative. Help your child to know their worth and be able to make the right decisions in life when they are faced with peer pressure. A child that is nurtured and loved will find a proper partner later in life and have a better chance of steering away from negative and hurtful people who come into their life. It also shows your child the love they need for a happy lifestyle.
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Discipline (Hebrews 12:6) isn’t fun but it creates a boundary for your child to follow. It sets them on the right path for growing as an adult. To live in today’s world we have rules we need to follow. Discipline out of love, just like God has done in the Bible! Do it is a positive form and teach them why their actions were wrong. Find a healthy way to teach your child what is right and wrong in their actions.