Kids look up to their parents and take their lead from them. Negative parents are likely to raise negative kids. Children have the highest impressionability between the ages of two and about 13. If they are taught to be negative during that time span, they will have been programmed to be that way for the rest of their lives
When kids are programmed to be positive instead, they have a much higher chance of rejecting negativity later in life. It will seem foreign to them when they are exposed to it. While it is still possible for people to turn negative later in life, it’s less likely to happen when a positive foundation is maintained. And even if it did happen, it would be a lot easier to get back on track towards a positive outlook.
It can be challenging to keep kids on a positive track, especially when they get exposed to so much negativity in the world. They go to school, see the news, and hear their friends say negative things. Depending on your age, your parents may not have had access to the types of training and coaching programs about positive thinking that is available today. It’s even less likely that your grandparents had any access to these. Because of this, it is probably not common for earlier generations to have taught their children to maintain a positive outlook.
It’s not that parents are bad people when they project negative vibes. It is a tough world and they have to teach their kids to be cautious and vigilant. This makes it especially challenging to balance teaching kids about the evils of life and continually maintain a positive focus. There are no cut-and-dry methods in parenting to make that balance any easier. The answer could lie in trying to keep a higher degree of positivity while delicately injecting the cautious messages.
The more positive kids can remain, the easier it will be for them to continue that. This may help them find prompt solutions to the evils that exist, due to their positive outlook. It has been shown that positive people tend to discover solutions to problems quicker because they are more open to trying out different alternatives. When children are positive, it will also be easier for their children to be positive, in turn. All it takes is one generation to break the cycle and the positive influence can continue on for future generations.