When parents notice this in their children they try to cheer them up with gifts, chocolates or even suggesting to concentrate on studies and work hard on getting good grades.
However, studies have shown that wishing happiness for others, brings happiness within for kids.
What is the importance of kindness to one’s mental health?
Anxiety can cause a kid to close up and become extremely introverted to protect themselves from the harshness of the outside world.
Researchers have found one, who wishes well for others felt happier & content within themselves. It is also found that Kids who have anxiety issues find mental peace in being empathetic.
This also increases the feeling of social connection.
Kids do not want to drive everybody away, rather they want to be heard and listened to.
Offering kindness to those in need is something that a kid suffering from anxiety relates to.
Because they know what a few kind words and help would do to someone having a bad day.
By helping a kid interact with less fortunate, helps them touch upon their more human side will nurture them into becoming a kind adult.
Every child does have a compassionate heart which later onwards, depending on the socio-environment they grow up in, converts and mould into individual selves.
However, with the correct guidance and change in everyday’s life schedule through interaction with animals, for example, dogs, cats or even if they get to visit their grandparents more often helps them to stay grounded and never forget where true happiness lies.
It’s easy for kids to fall prey to have the desire to be accepted in a famous group from school or be a part of “the cool circle” as they say. Although this does seem like a natural feeling for a kid, you can always help them see the bigger picture in life.
A kid with low self-esteem issues can still achieve great things in life by doing small things as being compassionate and kind towards others.