Quick Step: Three Daily Positives for Kids, Teens, and Spouses!
What it is: Having your kids, teens, and spouse share three positive things about the day during breakfast or before they head out the front door—including at least one positive thing about themselves!
Why You Need This: A healthy self-esteem and outlook in kids and teens can help them rise above the daily challenges they encounter in their journey into adulthood. Self-confident kids and teens have an easier time coping with issues and problems, as well as finding joy in their lives. People who have confidence also retain a more positive outlook on life in general. Teens especially need the opportunity to find positive things in themselves that they admire and respect. A healthy respect for themselves helps teens learn to respect others and handle peer pressure or rejection.
Estimated Time: 60 seconds per day.
How to do it: During your morning breakfast, or by the front door, on the way to school, ask your child to share two positive things about the day, and one positive thing about themselves. Be sure to participate by sharing your own three positives about the day. You can also encourage your kids and teens to keep a simple journal where they document each day something positive about themselves.