Creating Positive Kids
“If you look for the bad in people expecting to find it, you surely will.”
During our live motivational school shows, we tell kids…
Besides studying, doing your homework and listening to your teachers, having a positive attitude is the most important thing you can do for yourself in order to do well on this test!
It’s true. Studies show that kids who believe that they will do well on tests almost always do better than their negative peers. Of course, this is the case with everything in life -not just tests! Positive people tend to be happier, more resilient, better able to handle stress, and often more successful than their negative peers.
Some people are born positive. These are the optimists of the world. They naturally see the bright side of things. Others are natural pessimists. But they don’t have to stay that way. Kids can begin to “train their brains” to flip the negative perspective on its head and start to see the positive.
We can literally change the way our brains are wired. By choosing to see the positive side of anything, we can begin to change our neural pathways, so the default response will be positive instead of negative.
This is such an important thing for kids to learn. The negative pathways they have aren’t as deeply ingrained as those in adults who have had years to develop those negative habits. And by learning how to choose to see the good side of things when they’re young, they’ll create new pathways that will serve them for the rest of their lives!