Importance of Raising a Responsible Child

Guest Post: John Adams

Human beings are considered the smartest species on planet earth, then why is it that our children take the longest to become independent? We are indeed obliged to support our child at a tender age, but deep down in our heart we don’t want them to grow up. Instead of training them to develop survival skills, we end up doing their work for them. Our children are so used to being pampered that they are shocked when we request the slightest of favors.
As a parent, you are programmed to be protective and you will always act upon your instinct to keep your child out of harm’s way. Every parent wants to provide the best to their child, no matter what it takes. We perceive children as our weakness, rather than our strength. Kids take advantage of our soft spot and we fall for the illusions they create. When a child sobs and blames us for his/her pain, we identify ourselves as the villain in their story. The child’s body language makes us rethink our approach
to discipline them. Children are our most precious asset after all, and it hurts when they tell us that they feel unloved.
The key problem in relatable situations is that the child has not been taught to respect his/her elders.
Instead of trying to be ‘better parents’ who are considerate of the child’s emotions, you should focus on shaping your children into individuals who possess commendable moral values. Children truly are sensitive, but that does not mean that you let them get away with their mistakes. Aggressive behavior in not the answer, though it is necessary to stay firm and exercise some strictness.
Look for ways to improve the child’s attitude, instead of blaming yourself or your spouse. The child could be involuntarily or consciously exploiting your unconditional love, thus you need to comprehend the facts.
You need to establish that you and your partner possess the upper hand; hence, the kids will have to live by your rules rather than the other way around. The first step to incorporating responsibility in your child’s character is by teaching him/her the difference between wrong and right. Being responsible is not about participating in household chores, but doing the most feasible thing in a given situation. Apart from setting out guidelines and providing direction, parents have to become role models. Kids observe individuals in their immediate surroundings and are very likely to follow in their footsteps.
Do not expect the child to automatically correct mistakes when he/she gets older. If inappropriate behavior is not discouraged from the start, he/she may view it as acceptable, even after reaching a mature age. Children must realize that choosing the wrong path comes with dire consequences. The difference between wrong and right can be instilled through basic mannerism, for example:
– saying sorry, please, and thank you
– no accepting gifts from strangers
– no taking something without the owner’s permission

– no watching television after eight
– brushing teeth twice a day
When a child learns to say sorry, he/she acquires the ability to recognise and admit his/her mistakes. Rather than covering up a blunder, your kid will strive to redeem his/her integrity. Let your child know that there is no shame in coming clean and seeking forgiveness; make them fathom that one lie leads to a thousand, and becomes an insufferable burden. Remorse and repent should be communicated as positive emotions, whereas arrogance must be shunned. ‘Please’ and ‘thank you’ promote feelings of gratitude and reverence. Your child must earn and appreciate all the good things in life provided by parents, mentors, and peers. Some of the points mentioned above may sound insignificant, although they can save your child from unanticipated
privations in the future.

Author Bio

John Adams is a paralegal who writes about widespread legal and social issues. He helps readers overcome challenges and solve many personal problems the smart way, rather than the hard way. He aims to reach out to individuals who are unaware of their legal rights, and make the world a better place. 

© Anjali Sharma, Positive Side Of The Coin

Does Painting Help Your Mental Wellbeing?

Guest post:Francesca Pavis

With the help of certified and trained art therapists, scientists have discovered that art therapy can help people with anxiety and depression by developing a greater sense of self.

What are the immediate benefits of painting?

Art therapy can not only help with self-care, but also help people with some learning difficulties to feel successful! Painting can help to create a greater sense of self-esteem, appreciation and a more positive state of mind. Painting can help to generate positive emotions such as joy, contentment and contentment with one’s own life.

It’s never too late to give painting a go!

It is never too late to start a new hobby, and learning a craft is a fantastic way to improve your mental health and wellbeing. Painting helps to build strong mental health at any age, so it is always worth starting and starting new hobbies.

There are so many benefits as a new artist… painting has helped to build a solid mentality at all ages. Painting helps build strong mental health at any age, but it’s never too late to kick off a new hobby like this.

Is it only painting?

Activities such as art, sculpting, drawing and photography are relaxing and rewarding hobbies that can relieve stress and leave a feeling of mental clarity and peace. Whether through a specially designed art therapy program or simply through creative activities such as journalism or daily drawing, repetitive creative expression brings many benefits to improve mental health.

Whether you choose to engage in physical activity or just look at the great works of others, art can go a long way to strengthening your mental health. Art can significantly benefit your mental wellbeing, this has been proven time and time again with links between mental health lows and lack of creative stimulation.

I would recommend painting to those who are struggling with mental health problems, particularly depression or anxiety disorders. Although not an instant cure or a quick fix, painting could play a part in recovering from this.

Painting is also an act of self-care.

Art and painting promote emotional well-being, as one learns to express oneself better through the medium of art. If you are struggling with mental illness, finding a medium in which to truly express yourself can lift your mood and improve your mental health.

Painting also helps to improve memory performance and is a great way to sharpen the mind not only in terms of creativity but also in terms of memory.

Art is a new way to engage the mind, to open up emotions in a healthy way and to create a good feeling. It has numerous other benefits for your well-being. Painting as a hobby not only makes us better, but also protects our health, awakens joy and secures our brain function for the future. The process of making art is an important part of the process for those who consider themselves artists.

In turn other health benefits can be seen.

Not surprisingly, low stress levels lead to happier and healthier lifestyles and help improve overall mental health. In addition, positive health also promotes creativity and makes the connection between art and mental well-being definitely correlated.

Given the positive qualities of artistic hobbies, it is clear that painting promotes greater mental health in old age. People with creative hobbies (writing, painting, drawing, etc.) have a lower risk of developing memory loss and disease in old age. They also have less chance of developing cognitive difficulties than those who don’t participate in more creative activities such as painting and drawing.

Final words on painting for mental wellbeing.

Art is particularly beneficial for mental health because it stimulates the mind and has a positive effect on the brain. It also has social and physical benefits that help promote your overall well being. On top of this, you may find you are a natural artist in the making! Happy painting.

About Author: Francesca Pavis

Hello, I’m Francesca, an acrylic painter based in Manchester, UK and the owner of Pavis Paints. Feel free to take a look around! I also run a shop and am open to commissions if you like my style of work ✯

© Anjali Sharma, Positive Side Of The Coin