All grandparents want their grandchildren to happy, healthy and wise! It’s only natural.
So, we thought we would bring you the top 8 tips from Mental Health Jami which can help you, help your grandchildren.
1. Take some Exercise
Just walking around the yard or down the street is a great way to get some much needed exercise. Fresh air and moving helps release those feel-good hormones which create happy thoughts.
2. Talking to Others
Just chatting to someone in the queue at the supermarket can lift our moods. Is there someone your grandchildren could chat to safely?
Being able to talk to their peers or an adult will assist them to feel more confident about their communication skills.
3. Getting a Change of Scenery
Getting a change of scenery means exactly that! Take your grandkids for a drive or visit some shops you haven’t been to before.
It will do them and you a lot of good, and can help put their worries into a much clearer perspective.
4. Help them Start Hobby
Everyone needs something apart from work and school to keep their mind sharp and active.
There are thousands of hobbies to choose from too. Why not sit down with your grandchild and explore what hobbies they might like to begin.
5. Accepting that You are Unique
Sometimes we forget how unique and special we are, and it is likely that our grandchildren feel the same.
Celebrate your grandkids special talents and skills by telling them, and by asking them to put them to good use.
6. Teach Your Grandkids to Care for Others
Sometimes realizing how lucky we are helps us to be happier.
Encourage your grandchildren to help others in their neighborhood by picking up rubbish or taking a friend’s dog for a walk.
It’s often these little acts of kindness that go a long way.
7. Teach Your Grandchildren to Exercise their Minds
Doing crossword puzzles might be a little old fashioned, but they are still great strengthening activities for our brains.
Find out what puzzles and games your grandkids like to play, and encourage them to stimulate their minds for a more positive and healthier outlook on life.
8. Remind Your Grandkids that Help is at Hand
There will always be times when your grandchildren will feel low and unhappy.
It is important that they remember they can always count on those that love them.
Talk to them about who they can ask for help from. Maybe it’s you or their parents?
Practice these 8 tips and show your grandchildren that happiness can be developed and earned if they have the right approach.