- Happy Lunar New Year from The Write Connection team!
Celebrate Gratitude and Good Fortune This Year
Find out how a grateful mindset can benefit your child
More studies are showing that gratitude is a pathway to success and happiness. Encouraging appreciation for what you have is a great step in helping your child recognise the comforts of life. As parents, we want to inspire our child’s attitudes and help them realise their potential, and gratitude as a way of life is a powerful tool to help us do so.
So how does gratitude enrich our children?
3 Benefits of Practising Gratitude
1. Build Resilience
Our ability to bounce back from adversity is essential for our well-being. Gratitude allows your child to gain a better perspective from failure. Appreciating lessons from failure enables your child to develop a strong love for learning and problem-solving.
2. Improve Self-Confidence
Good Vibes Only (#GVO) isn’t just a social trend. It’s what you exude when you live in a state of gratitude. When your child radiates positive vibes, he/she will enjoy an increase in self-esteem, empathy, and optimism. With a satisfied life, your child will find it easier to build genuine relationships in school. A more positive attitude also encourages your child to appreciate what’s been given to them instead of obsessing over their desires.
3. Cultivating Self-Awareness
It’s important for your child to recognise that the items they own, and the opportunities that have been given to them, all come from someone other than themselves. By developing an understanding of how interdependent we are, your child will be more inclined to respect their community, the environment, and their family members.
3 Ways to Teach Your Child Gratitude:
1. Be a Grateful Parent
Extending a gesture of gratitude to your child could spur them to express gratitude to their family members, friends, and the people around them.
Start with the small things they do! For example, when your child clears his/her plate after a meal, thank them for doing so.
2. Teach Them the Value of Saving
Of course, we want to give our kids the very best we can. When kids take the time to save up for what they want, they gain a sense of ownership in their own purchases, and would have a better understanding of working towards what they want.
If there is an item your child wants, help them to budget towards their goal and save for it.
3. Encourage Them to Give Back
Helping someone in need is a great way to help your child connect with the concept of gratitude. Whether it’s volunteering at a church or visiting a relative who is unwell, your child is less likely to take health and wealth for granted.
PAINT THE TOWN RED
Places to visit as a family this Lunar New Year
Enjoy a pleasant respite from the city bustle - Dahlia Dreams at Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay
Soak up the festive atmosphere - River Hong Bao 2018
Unwind at the state of fun – FUN-Tastic Fortune, Sentosa
Upgrade your child's learning space before Term 2
A refreshed and conducive workspace can improve your child’s learning concentration and keep them motivated.
OPTION 1 - PLAYFUL & ENERGETIC
Brighten up their learning environment.
OPTION 2 - STUDIOUS
Show you care and appreciate their willingness to learn with words of encouragement.
OPTION 3 - SPONTANEOUS
Keep them calm and focused with neutral tones and organised compartments.
SPREAD THE WORD
Seize this golden opportunity. Share your experience with your friends and family!
From now until 1 March 2018, new customers who sign up at TWC Bedok and Tampines in groups of 4 or more will enjoy a waiver of Registration Fee (worth $53.5). Terms and conditions apply.
Hurry, take advantage of this offer and share the good news with your dear ones during this festive season.
For more information, please call 6920 7511 (Bedok) or 6920 8611 (Tampines).