What Make Kids Unhappy
Have you ever wondered why there are times when your kids seem unhappy? Do you feel like they have no reason to be unhappy at all as all their needs are already provided for by you, their parents? In a recent survey conducted by The Children’s Society, researchers discovered the factors that affect a child’s happiness.
According to Children & Young People Now, of the 7,000 10 to 15-year olds surveyed, seven percent of them feel really unhappy. The number one reason for unhappiness? Family arguments. So now we know that conflicts in our families actually have a profound effect on our kids.
Coming in second is concern for appearance. This is a bit a surprising as kids are naturally carefree. Well, it must be the way media portrays beauty that has caused kids to worry about their looks. The third factor for unhappiness is lack of confidence which I guess is a consequence of factor number two. Since media conveys an unhealthy portrayal of beauty, kids are pressured to conform. This often results to poor self-image or low self-esteem. Other factors are lack of freedom, the place where they live and schoolwork.
This study tells us that families, especially parents, have a big impact on a child’s well-being. We may often think that what we do or say in front of our kids don’t really affect them but they actually do. So we have to extra careful on how we act around our kids and we have to always promote a healthy and positive environment in our households.