“We get to decide what we believe, we get to choose how we feel.”
This is a lesson that takes a lifetime to learn. Teaching our children to guide their thoughts according to how they feel empowers them. It lets them realize that when bad things happen, they have a choice on how to respond as opposed to just being a victim of circumstance. Optimism offers more than a sunny disposition, it is carrying your own weather. Confidence, hope, faith–be it a loud affirmation or a soft whisper–it is knowing that your life is supposed to feel good to you. Who wouldn’t benefit from that? Here are seven things you can do as a parent to raise positive thinkers.