5 Sure-Fire Ways to Raise Smarter, Happier Children

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3. Believe in your children.

The greatest compliment you can give to a child is to believe in them and let them know you care.

4. Praise your children for their effort, not their intelligence.

Based on the point above, this might sound a bit counter-intuitive, but when you praise a child’s efforts you are bringing attention to something they can easily control — the amount of effort they put in.

5. Give your children an opportunity to make healthy peer relationships.

The peer group your children associate with has an enormous effect on their long-term happiness and educational aspirations.

Parents should set a good example to children. Gone are the days when children do as you say and not as you do. More often than not, they are more focused on what you do rather than what you say.

You may give them the best advice but your it will go out the window if you don’t serve as good role models to children. Parents are behind the success or failure of every child.

source: 10 Proven Ways to Raise Smarter, Happier Children