As young children, your kids are either going to be smiling all of the time, or crying the rest of it. You’ll usually find that there’s no inbetween, other than when they’re asleep. But as a parent, we know that keeping your kids smiling will be your number one priority. There’s plenty of things that you can do to ensure this, a few of which we’re going to list today. But we want to make sure that you keep one thing in mind. Because for every time you want to make your child smile, you shouldn’t be over indulging them. The people who expect the world when they’re younger, are often the ones who find it the hardest to be told no when they’re older. You need to get the balance of give and take right, and you can’t try and please them all of the time by giving into everything the want. But what you can do, is follow the advice that we have below, and see if it’ll keep your kids smiling.
Keeping Them Healthy
You might have thought that this article would have been about everything you could give them that would be a treat, but if you want to keep your kids smiling, you’ve got to keep them healthy. It’s often the case that the children who are most poorly, are the ones who fail to smile the most. But then again, nothing can make a child cry more than having to go and see the scary doctor or dentist. In fact, they hate it so much so, that it can take many appointments of screaming and kicking to actually get the appointment done properly. So, we think that you should consider a private dental practice, and even a doctors as well. There are many positives to a private dental practice, and one is that they actually have the time to deal with children, and other patients for that matter, who are really scared patients. It’s the same with the doctors. Generally, you’ll find that they know how to deal with the situation, and you’ll get such better treatment every time you visit. It’s also easier to get quick appointments if ever you have an emergency.
Taking Them On Adventures
Now onto something that they’ll definitely enjoy, no matter where you take them to. Taking them on an adventure are the memories that they’re going to remember. It could be absolutely anywhere, doing absolutely anything, and as long as it isn’t an art gallery or somewhere boring for children, they’ll make fun out of. The great thing is, young children are able to use their imaginations anywhere. If you were to take them to a science museum, their minds will transport them millions of years back in time, and the museum will become their own prehistoric stomping ground. But not only is it an adventure for them, it’ll be gone for you too. Most of the places you could take your kids, are places that adults would enjoy too. Think a day in the park having a picnic, a waterpark, a theme park, a history or science museum. The list could go on, just make sure that wherever you’re taking them is kid friendly.
Sometimes, you don’t need to take your kids anywhere to keep them smiling. All you need to do is spend some quality time with them at home, snuggled up watching a film, or making some tasty cakes in the kitchen. The family time that you’re able to have at home are the best memories because it feels more personal to your family. You’re allowed to do what you want, your kids are allowed to run wild without being shouted at, it’s just a more free time for everywhere. As long as you’re all together, and you’re all happy, you really will keep your kids smiling.
Creative play is the best way for your children to be playing. But with creative play, you don’t often find that the parents get involved as much as the children would like them too. Instead, they stand back, and look boggled at how the child's mind works. Instead of being like this, get involved. If a spaceship is blasting towards you, you dive out the way and move back. Getting involved with the creative play that children can come up with is such a great bond to build with them. They’ll grow up thinking of you as a friend, as well as a parent. It’ll be easier for them to gel with you from a younger age if you try something like this, and you might even find you like it. You could also have a go at arts and crafts to keep both of your minds engaged.