Positive Psychology in Parenting

Recently, the issue of education positive psychology from the second thread will return to Australia I encouraged by the enthusiasm and commitment of educators, psychologists, counselors, coaches and educators participated. This article will focus on a series of symposium and how we can integrate parenting our main crop.

Positive Psychology in the 20th century, the center of a lot of happy and successful in humanistic psychology to find its roots. These are the strengths and virtues that enable individuals and scientific communities to thrive.

Recent research in the field of positive psychology offers a lot of very useful tool to promote good mental health, you can use these same tools to improve parenting and provide children they need to be successful and enjoy the intense life of fulfillment and welfare of the instrument.

Parents can be the greatest pleasure in life, and one of its greatest challenges, our Father, can greatly affect the ways parents and child welfare. Martin Seligman, in his recently published book flourish: a new understanding of happiness, well-being – – and how to achieve these objectives, progress happiness theory focuses on five pillars: positive emotion, engagement, relationships, meaning and accomplishment (permanent) . Five pillars of welfare, when the domain is applied to parenting can lead to the prosperity of the family.

The following is the fifth pillar
1. Positive emotions
Professor of psychology and positive emotions · Barbara L. Frederickson, a student leader in the field of research to explain how positive emotions can make us flourish.
According to her, deeply felt positive emotions such as love, joy, gratitude, interest and hope. While negative emotions turn off our thoughts, positive emotions kick them. There is a critical point of the ratio of positive to negative emotions, suffering in life can become flourish. The turning point was 3: 1. Three positive emotions of a negative emotion. However, in Western countries, most people only
2: When we experience positive emotions, such as love, happiness, gratitude, curiosity, etc., actually build psychological resources. We have become more optimistic, more aware of the good in our lives, we experience more able to focus on the positives. In addition, we promote better social relationships, these positive emotions. People are attracted to positive, happy person. Our social resources are generated.
These resources accumulated by our positive emotions become difficult time to get there, we can use a tank. The deeper the reservoir, less frustration in our lives have long-term impact.

Of course, frustration and negative experiences are real and must be acknowledged. They should be experts. Meaning and purpose may be collected from. Negative emotions are an important part of the life of ‘full’. But it must not become a unique way in which our world view. In contrast, positive emotions that can effectively promote our resilience, we and our families, help quick rebound from the hardships and optimism.

Here are some ideas to cultivate positive emotions:
1. Taste
Encourage the child, their experience with them are really at this moment ‘taste’. Let them figure out what, in the end, as it makes them feel, and why really great!
2. Expresses appreciation
Research tells us much gratitude is strong feelings. It is said that Thanksgiving is the mother of all virtues. Their gratitude regularly and talk about why, ask your family.
3. Optimism
We have a positive vision of our future, we can move forward with confidence. I like to ask my children what they are waiting for the next few days or a week. I’m always eager to want to do things. This is a great antidote to depression and negative emotions. When we are excited about the future, when we have reason to continue to challenge the case, recover, resilience training.