Negativity Around the Home

A recent study showed a correlation between children’s happiness and the happiness of those around them (big surprise, huh?). As many of us have experienced, when someone is in a funk at the office, it can sometimes drag everyone down.  The same thing can happen at home as well.  Many of us vent at home, our comfort zone.  Remember children can’t always understand from where your frustration stems, so they may have anxiety over your feelings.  They may also start behaving in a way that’s been modeled for them. You may see yelling, snarky comments, and heavy sighs.  Sometimes we must see the home as not only our own comfort zone, but as another learning environment for our children.  Remember to let off some steam by doing the things you like, staying connected with positive friends, and remembering to share in laughter with your family.