The new year has begun and we all ushered into 2018 with a lot of hopes and aspirations. For students who have had trouble in school, or who have had a negative outlook, it is especially important to get the new year off to a fresh start. And for all students, having a positive mindset makes learning much more likely. Now that students are back in school, it’s a good time to help them refocus on learning, their strengths, and the personal and other resources that will help them succeed. Negative thinking is like a giant wall. It closes you in, keeps you from accomplishing goals, and blocks you from moving forward in life—whether it be learning, growing, or obtaining happiness. In the same way, negative thinking can hold a student back from his or her true potential. What’s one way to stop this from happening? By encouraging a positive attitude.
Parents can play a huge role in teaching their children how to think positive. In turn, those same parents can have a front-row seat to witness the amazing transformations that happen when students simply begin to believe in themselves. Optimism is contagious. Positive thinking tends to breed positive results, and if your child sees positive results from your attitude, he or she is more likely to want to experience the same positive results. Show how optimism creates an ideal environment for happiness and how positivity influences the success rate of any goal you may have. Sometimes seeing is believing, and there’s no better model to show it than you.
When you hear your child say, “I can’t do it,” take a step back. Bring this negative verbiage to your child’s attention. Dive deeper into the meaning behind it. Ask questions. “Why can’t you do it?”; “What’s holding you back?”; “How can I help?”; “What do you need to be able to do it?” From there, lay out a plan to remove those barriers. Show your child that you are in this together, and together you can come up with a plan to turn “I can’t” into “We can.”
Learning is the endless quest of life. This learning becomes fruitful when it is built on the premises of positive attitude. Being positive 24/7 is difficult for all of us, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try harder to maintain an optimistic attitude. A positive attitude helps you cope more easily with the daily affairs of life. It brings optimism into your life, and makes it easier to avoid worries and negative thinking. If you adopt it as a way of life, it would bring constructive changes into your life, and makes them happier, brighter and more successful. With a positive attitude you see the bright side of life, become optimistic, and expect the best to happen. It is certainly a state of mind that is well worth developing.
On this note, the entire team of Bhupindra International Public School wishes each and every parent and student a happy and positive start to 2018.