#8 – Teach Optimism
If your child is now a toddler but you don’t want to see it become a surly teenager, you should teach it that every cloud has a silver lining. Teaching your child to become an optimist will make it less likely to develop depression in later life and be a happier person.
Children who were taught to look on the bright side were more successful at work, school, and sports. Optimistic children also tend to be healthier and live longer than pessimistic children.