Your brain likes good thoughts, remember that bad thoughts are as ants that can ruin the best picnic. Teach your children the art of healing their body by extinguishing the ants. Help them fight depression and discouragement. ANT’s stand for Automatic Negative Thoughts says Dr. Amen.
Fight the ANT’s. Examples of ANT’s are “Father never is here for me”, ” Nobody likes me”, ” It’s all my fault”. Blaming is hurtful and harmful. All these negative thoughts affect your life, what goes on in your brain through the course of the day can determine how you behave. If your pattern is ANT’s you will reap self-defeating behavior.
The oposite is true, positive thoughts will self promote you, you will be successful, and happy.
Insist and teach your children that ANT’s can hurt their relationships, their work, their lives. Teach them to be aware of the ANT’s, so as soon as one of the negative thoughts pops up, they can talk back to it; this takes its power away and they can gain control over their mood.
Encourage your children to surround themselves with people who can provide definite positive bonding. Surround themselves with great smells. Elements to enhance bonding are, clear communication, assuming the best, keeping the relationships fresh, notice the good aspects of a relationship, nurture trust, making time for good relationships.
Pleasant smells affect moods, fragrances affect the working of your brain in a positive and powerful way.
I hope this post will help your parent child relationship.