Bad days occur to everyone, not just parents. Kids have rough days, too, and they’re not afraid to say it when they get home following a long day at school or home. When we see them stumbling into the home with a scowl on their face, we immediately go into repair mode. We want to make them feel better right away. This is, however, the time to pause and reconsider the issue. Here are some ideas for making them joyful after a bad day:
A little heartfelt gift can make their day. It could be anything that your child feels connected to. You can always get some good gifts from teenage shops in Australia and delight your child after a bad day.
Live with nature:
Take a walk outside and share some fresh air. Bring a bag along so your youngster can collect natural items. Go through the goodie bag she found when you come home and reminisce about your walk.
The perfect music can help us forget about our exhaustion and pain, boost our mood, and improve our endurance and concentration. The perfect music has the power to dramatically change your mood.
Let them vent out:
Let them know it’s alright to be sad, and it’s important to let it out. Exercising “reflective listening” is a good idea. Pay attention to what she’s saying and assure her that she’s being heard and understood.
Go on long drives:
Everyone needs a calm car ride around town every once and a while. Put your seatbelt on, crank on some music, and go for a drive around town. You could want to stop at the drive-thru for an ice cream treat, or you might just want to cruise around your favorite sections of the city or countryside for a while. This allows everyone to unwind, contemplate, and reflect.
Tell them your experiences:
Share with them your life experiences and let them know this is just a part of ups and downs of your life, and that there is a lot more to life than just upsetting yourselves over a bad day. Tell them how they can make the rest of their day better.
Play their favorite video game with them and be their best friends for the night.
Take them to little dinner dates and spend a great evening with them. Make sure you let them eat as much junk as they want to (just one this one night though, haha!) Take them to their favorite luxury restaurant and call your husband/wife along. You might as well have a great family weekend (or evening).
In your living room, throw a dance party, have a water balloon war, or build up an obstacle course. Physical activity not only improves your children’s mood, but it also helps them perform better in school and sleep better. Set up a puzzle game or a game of Jenga in your living room while listening to music or watching a movie.