28 Mar 2023 | 5 min Read
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Actor Sahid Kapoor’s wife Mira Rajput Kapoor recently shared a photo of her playing the piano for her son Zain on Instagram. She captioned it, “Darling, don’t be afraid, I have loved you for a thousand years…I’ll love you for a thousand more ❤️”
Her son Zain looks comfortable and calm on his mamma’s lap. Playing music to kids is one of the best ways to raise calm kids and should be incorporated into all parenting styles. While we love Mira Rajput’s parenting style, raising kids is not always as easy as it looks. It is a challenging task that requires a lot of patience and understanding.
As parents, we want our children to grow up to be happy, healthy, and well-adjusted individuals. One of the essential traits that we can cultivate in our children is calmness. When children are calm, they are better equipped to handle stress and difficult situations.
Here are some tried and tested ways to raise calm kids.
Children often mirror their parents’ behaviour, so it’s essential to be calm and collected role model. When you are calm, your child is more likely to be calm. When you are stressed, anxious, or upset, your child can sense it and become anxious and stressed. Therefore, it’s crucial to model the behaviour you want to see in your children.
Mindfulness is the practice of being present in the moment and paying attention to your thoughts, feelings, and surroundings. It’s an effective way to reduce stress and anxiety and promote calmness. You can encourage mindfulness in your child by incorporating it into their daily routine. For example, you can teach your child to take a few deep breaths when they are feeling overwhelmed or stressed.
Creating a calming environment is essential for promoting calmness in children. You can create a calming environment by using soothing colours, soft lighting, and calming scents. You can also play calming music, provide comfortable seating, and eliminate clutter.
Teaching your child coping skills is an essential part of raising calm kids. Coping skills can help your child manage stress, anxiety, and difficult situations. Some effective coping skills include deep breathing, visualization, journaling, and talking to a trusted adult.
Excessive screen time can be detrimental to a child’s mental health and well-being. Studies have shown that excessive screen time can lead to increased anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues. Therefore, it’s essential to limit screen time and encourage outdoor activities, reading, and creative play.
Physical activity is an effective way to reduce stress and promote calmness. Encouraging your child to engage in physical activities such as sports, dancing, or yoga can help them reduce stress and anxiety.
Positive discipline is a parenting approach that focuses on positive reinforcement and building a strong parent-child relationship. Positive discipline techniques include praising good behaviour, setting clear boundaries, and using logical consequences. When children feel loved and supported, they are more likely to be calm and well-behaved.
Gratitude is the practice of being thankful for what you have. It’s an effective way to promote positive emotions and reduce stress and anxiety. You can teach gratitude to your child by encouraging them to express gratitude for the things they have in their life. For example, you can encourage them to write down three things they are thankful for each day.
Healthy habits such as eating a nutritious diet, getting enough sleep, and practising good hygiene can promote calmness in children. When children feel healthy and well-rested, they are more likely to be calm and focused.
Raising calm kids takes time and patience. Children learn by watching and imitating their parents and caregivers. Therefore, it’s essential to be patient and consistent in your efforts to raise calm kids.
As parents, we can cultivate calmness in our children by being calm ourselves, encouraging mindfulness, creating a calming environment, teaching coping skills, limiting screen time, encouraging physical activity, practising positive discipline, teaching gratitude, encouraging healthy habits and most importantly being patient because parenting does requires a whole lot of patience!
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