A child’s life is often centred on their families. That is exactly from where they generally learn how to be individuals and how to fit into all the rules of society.
To succeed and become an achiever, kids do need a positive family ambience or environment.
Now, how will it be possible to build such a positive environment in the rush of modern and fast paced life? Parents nowadays have careers, kids have their own school, and the technology that we depend on is no doubt being changing at the speed of light.
Family life and positive ambience at home is not built in a day. But as the time passes by, the 4 practical steps given below can definitely help you to create a positive family ambience or environment:
Step 1: Start communicating
- Talk about everything that matters – Your child might need to know that they can talk to you about anything and anytime. Nothing between you should be taboo. Your child should think of you and indulge in this perspective that you are a safe place to come for any information and advice.
- Listening is a good habit – A child will always have the need to feel safe, secure and comfortable. And with that it becomes important to listen to them and give them your full attention that they should get in order to make them feel heard and valued. Do not interrupt your child, listen and then talk.
- Do not just lay down the rules and consequences – When you are willing to say, “No,” make sure of explaining why. Give them a reason for each and every decision of yours and get ready to discuss it further with your child.
Step 2: Try to show affection and appreciation
Everybody, no matter who, needs to love, be loved and taken care of. Showing your love or affection for every person in the family in even little ways will help you build a positive ambience at your home.
Always remember to give praise or appreciate where it’s due. Always reinforce what your children are doing well with positive feedback.
Never forget to congratulate your child or family members in front of them on any achievements, no matter if it is big or little. And also try to show/teach your kids about how to take or receive compliments.
Step 3: Always work together and cooperate.
Family functions are definitely smoother when each and every person chips in. Working together and cooperating with each other surely develops closeness and loyalty.
Your child does have the right to play and be a child, but at the same time they have obligations, too. Responsibilities pile up as they grow. It is obvious that a toddler can also help in picking up his toys before even going to bed.
Make each and every expectation of yours being reasonable and realistic.
Step 4: Spending good time together
Parents and kids should always schedule time every day to be with their family for enough time. Being said that, dinner is no doubt an excellent time to share and catch up and analyse everybody’s activities.
Short or long but the time periods spent together, even if they tend to be spectacular, are definitely no substitute for ongoing or say daily connection. Family time helps the whole family to get into the shoes of ambience that is important for a child and develop unity and identity.
As best as possible, try to weave the above given four steps, in order to bring out some family time from your busy schedule. Communication, showing affection and appreciation, mutual respect for each other, cooperation and similarly working together, and spending good time together will surely help you in building a positive family ambience or environment.