02 Jan Hey parents; want happier, less anxious kids? Play with them!
Happiness is a heathy dose of positive emotions AND, notably, minimal negative emotions.
Happiness is keeping safe AND feeling confident you can manage risk and uncertainty.
Happiness is what all parents what for their kids and if that’s you, then keep reading…
via the SMH by Belinda Tasker
Parents who play games with their kids, challenge them to a race, or simply muck about with rough-and-tumble activities may be helping reduce the chances of them developing anxiety problems.
A recent study by Australian and Dutch researchers found that certain behaviours by parents play a role in protecting preschoolers from becoming anxious because they are encouraged to take risks, safely.
They studied a group of 312 families and discovered that mums and dads who used more so-called challenging parent behaviour (CPB) had kids whose anxiety levels were significantly less than others…
…keep reading the full & original article HERE