Preparing Kids to be Happy and Successful in the Future

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Every parent wants their children to have a bright and successful future. But what does it take to secure their best interests? Will sending them to the finest schools prepare them well? Or is it all about the environment?

It’s a combination of both.

Move to a Good Neighborhood

A good neighborhood can offer a lot of advantages. From accesibility to security, the right location can mean a better lifestyle and peace of mind. But what makes a good location? Master-planned development Lancaster New City Cavite shares that living in the city might not be appealing for and growing families. Life in Metro Manila can be stressful, with traffic and population density.

So moving to nearby provinces, like Cavite, could be a good decision for your family.

Community developments in the National Capital Region (NCR) feature multiple amenities that make neighborhoods practically self-sufficient. These amenities include a clubhouse, a commercial district, and a transportation hub, among others.

When choosing your new neighborhood, consider access to a business hub. A relocation would be ideal if you have a new job that allows for a shorter commute. This way, you can spend more time with the family and keep a closer eye on the kids.

You’ll also want to check out the nearby schools; scrutinize the credentials of the teaching staff and the school’s curriculum. A good school can offer adequate preparation for what your child wants to achieve as an adult.

A community with more families would also be suitable because this would give your children the opportunity to play with other kids. Socialization is beneficial for their development. A neighborhood with pockets of parks is also an advantage; it encourages outdoor activities, which contribute to your children’s health and wellbeing.

Manage the Stress

Happy parents have happy kids, and this is backed by research. Children absorb what they see in you and your spouse. Your relationship with your child matters because the way you treat them will have a lasting impact, this is according to research from husband-and-wife psychologists Carolyn Pape Cowan and Philip Cowan.

So you need to work on managing the stress and maintaining a sunny disposition. When your spouse and you don’t see eye to eye on issues, talk in private. Arguments shouldn’t take place in front of kids.

Here’s a breakdown of the contributing factors to how children turn out to be when they grow up:

  • About 15 percent of what happens to kids can be attributed to what parents have done
  • Your marriage contributes to about 15 percent of how the child turns out to be
  • The history of the family contributes to 15 percent of what the child becomes in the future

The bottom line is emotions are contagious. That’s why you have to be mindful of what you express in front of your child. After all, your kid highly depends on your stable well-being. If he or she sees that you’re not doing well, your child is most likely going to catch those feelings.

You always want the best for your children. You especially want to see them on the right path, headed toward a successful future. Achieving your intentions for their lives means providing them with the right environment.