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The importance of your child growing up happy

We all love the warm, fuzzy feeling we get when our little ones laugh after a good tickle or two. 

5 mins to read Feb 7, 2019

Never avoid or keep these tickles from your little one. Happiness is very important for your child because it forms the foundation of their future happiness. 

Children’s emotional health 
It’s quite easy for us to understand what our little one needs: healthy food, clothes and a warm home. Pretty simple, right? However, sometimes your child’s emotional needs are not always that obvious. Unconditional love should be the root of your family life. This creates good emotional health for your child. It is also important to help your child develop self-confidence, self-esteem and a healthy perspective on life. 

Happy children have higher levels of self-esteem and confidence. 
We all know that happiness has a way of reminding us that we are free to do what we need to in order to achieve our goals. Self-confidence plays a big role in this because it helps us to realise we are capable of achieving these goals. The same applies to your child. The sense of freedom they draw from laughter and happiness contributes to their self-esteem and self-confidence, because they feel free to do. Remember that happiness is a state of mind.

Happy children have higher levels of life satisfaction and hope. 
“Mommy, how many more sleeps until my birthday?” This and others are the questions your little one will ask, because they look forward to that ‘big day’ – whether it’s the first day of preschool/crèche or something as small as getting a brand-new pair of shoes. The excitement created around a specific ‘big day’ gives your child the perseverance to live through the days, waiting in anticipation for what is coming to them. They are satisfied living through these days, because they are assured of happiness in the near future. Always create those ‘big days’ to give your little one something to look forward to.