Why spirituality is the key to kids happiness?
Spirituality is not necessarily synonymous with religion, yes it involves it is technically broader than religion itself. Hence you don’t have to worry about your stance on religion when teaching spirituality to your children. According to a research group from British Columbia. The Happy Lap, for children spirituality is comprised of four major parts. Personal meaning, relationship with and love for others, belief in a superior being and an awe for nature. According to their research, children’s happiness is not as much affected by their parents’ relationship status (not married, separated, divorced, or loving happily together) or even their wealth. But spirituality is a key element that drives their happiness.
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Spirituality for kids a source of joy
With spirituality, not only do children strive to become better people, they also develop a sense of the consequences of their actions. I.e. if I help out this other kid, god/the universe will be happy with me. This sense leads them to do good stuff, not because they want something in return, they just want to feel good themselves.
Moreover, they tend not to fret over hardships. They have been taught that these ordeals are temporary and there is reward for patience. And another factor is self-awareness: whether their actions are good or not, and obviously the former will make them happy.
Nurture child’s emotions
So now that it is settled that spirituality does indeed help nurture a child’s emotions in a positive way alongside teaching valuable life lessons, the question remains how to introduce kids to it? Well at any point, kids do have a foggy idea of the concept, they interact with other kids and it is possible that they acquired a lot about the topic from others. A good way to approach is story books, a lot of them are available in the market. Choose the ones that suite your needs, after all you know what’s best for your kids.