Parenting

Raising a Happy Child

So happy!The other day when I was visiting my family doctor due to cough, he gave me a little note on how to raise a happy child.

I found this note again last night when I was tidying up my table. I read it twice. It gives me a lot of inspirations.

I’m going to share some of the insightful points with you here. If you are interested to read in full, please drop me an e-mail and I’ll be more than happy to send it to you.

ย Children need love
Children are not spoiled by too much love, but rather by too little. They can sense feelings towards them. The child who is loved knows it and develops into a contented and mature adult.

Love has to be unconditional. Children have to receive genuine love, not becuase they are pretty, talented or have great personalities.

Children need security
A feeling of security comes not only from being loved but also from growing up in a secure home that is free from fighting parents, child abuse, over interference from siblings and the problems of drugs.

A warm bed, sufficient food and clothings are all part of providing security to our children.

Children need discipline
Children need the security of firm, consistent and loving discipline. If a parent tells a child not to do something and the child does it anyway, the parent must correct the child. To ignore the offense is to sanction the disobedience and encourage more rebellion.

The punishment should fit the crime. Reserve the harshest punishments for instances when the child has wilfully disobeyed. Never make threats that you cannot or will not carry out.

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7 Comments

  • Reply
    cassandra
    May 25, 2009 at 11:46 AM

    Hi Emily,
    I have been following your blog for quite some times, and I am always inspired by your sharing on parenting tips..=)

    I am interested in raising the happy child, could you please share with me, thanks and God bless..

    • Reply
      Emily
      May 25, 2009 at 2:20 PM

      Hi Cassandra,
      Thanks for visiting my blog. I’ll scan the article and send it to you by e-mail soon.

  • Reply
    Elsa
    May 28, 2009 at 11:11 PM

    Hi Emily,

    I’m interested too. Please send it to me if u scan it.

    Thanks

    • Reply
      Emily
      May 29, 2009 at 2:00 PM

      Hi Elsa,
      Ok, will send it to you. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Irene
    June 4, 2009 at 1:01 PM

    Hi Emily!

    U are doing a great job! Really admire your idea and creativity in DIY those flashcards etc. And even more impressive, you are so willing to share with all mummies! 3 cheers for you!

    Could you send me a copy of the article?

    Thanks!

    • Reply
      Emily
      June 4, 2009 at 3:00 PM

      Hi Irene,
      Thanks for your compliment. No problem, I’ll e-mail the article to you. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    angela
    June 17, 2009 at 12:24 PM

    hello.
    i’m interested in the article as well.
    could you please send me a copy?
    thank you.

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