7 Ways For Kids To Stay Positive (Works for Adults Too!) & The 7-Day Positive Mindset Challenge

Staying positive is a daunting challenge even for most adults.  But I think we would all agree that there are huge benefits to having a positive attitude, and cultivating a “half glass full” mindset at a young age will set you up for success and happiness in life.  In the video below, Eva and I offer 5 ways to help your kids develop a positive mindset.  Not surprisingly, these same suggestions can work wonders for adults too.  

  1. Listen To Upbeat Music – The right music can instantly put you in a good mood.  Everyone has different tastes in music — but when your favorite song comes on — there is no denying that your troubles can at least temporarily fade away.  We love to play dance music in our house because not only does it sound incredible, but it gets you moving which also elevates your mood.  
  2. Have A Good Laugh – There is nothing like a good laugh to put you in a good mood.  Indeed, when you laugh, endorphins are released triggering positive feelings in your body.  Whenever Olga or I come across funny (kid-appropriate) video on Youtube, we make a point to bookmark it and watch the video with Eva later.  After dinner last night, our whole family laughed our way through this “Carpool Karaoke” clip with Late Show host James Corden and Stevie Wonder.  It put all of us in a great mood.
  3. Go For A Walk – This suggestion might sound strange at first.  But when you think about it, healthy, active people tend to be happier.   Going for a walk also gives you an opportunity to unplug and take the time to reflect on your day.  When the weather is nice, we try to take a short walk as a family after dinner where we can have some quality time together, breath in the fresh air, and enjoy a nice conversation.
  4. Create Art – Exercising your creativity through art is a great outlet to express emotions and increase happiness levels.  We try to carve out at least one time per week for Eva to do an arts and craft project — whether it is painting with watercolors, drawing with chalk on our driveway, or designing a necklace.  Without fail, these projects calm her energy and she completes each one with a sense of accomplishment that positively impacts her mood for the rest of the day.
  5. Be A Source Of Positivity For Others –  It is impossible not to be happy when you put a smile on someone else’s face.   It can be as easy as giving a hug to a friend who is going through a tough time, or calling a relative out of the blue just to say how much you appreciate them.   Try to make it a daily habit to bring positivity into the life of someone you love, and you’ll see the beneficial impact that has on your own mindset as well.

We hope that this video and article inspires you to be more positive.  And we’ve created a tool that could help you do just that!  Specifically, we are offering a free 7-Day Positive Mindset challenge.  You can customize the challenge sheet with your own face and name.  The idea is to spend an entire week working on your attitude and taking action to cultivate a positive mindset in your life.  You can use the methods we describe above, and of course, we would love to hear your suggestions in the comments below.  Our customizable challenge sheet is 100% free to download and print, and you can create them for your entire family 🙂

My First Magic Set

  • Description
    • A perfect toy for children who are new to the art of magic!
    • There are 20 easy to learn tricks such as making a candy disappear, tear and restore, x-ray color vision box and so much more!
  • IncludesDrawer box, Crayon trick and (4) jumbo crayons, Color cube and color cube insert, Magic paint can, Magic cat puzzle, (2) curved strips, Plastic shaft and (2) plastic shaft cubes, Ball and vase trick, Lollipop trick, Magic wand, Instruction book, Instructional magic trick DVD
  • Cost – $13 as of this publication on Amazon Prime

GET OUR FREE GIFT GUIDE – Eva loves reviewing toys and games for our Youtube channel.   After she did her first 10 reviews, we decided that we might as well compile the videos and information into a gift guide.   That guide is 100% free to download and print.  We only include the toys and games that we truly love, and there are ideas for every budget — with gift suggestions starting at just $10.   To download your free copy click here or on the image below.

Chubby Bunny Challenge

Eva saw some of her favorite Youtubers playing Chubby Bunny and had been asking us for weeks to play it with her!   If you don’t know how it works, essentially you see how many marshmallows you can fit in your mouth while still being able to say “Chubby Bunny.”   Watch the video above to see who won this mouth-watering challenge!

FREE CUSTOMIZABLE SCORECARD — We have created a free, customizable Scorecard that you can download and print at home to keep track of scores when you play Chubby Bunny (or any game for that matter) .  We have free Scorecard versions for 2, 3 and 4 person families — and you can create as many as you want free of charge.  Simply click here or on the image below to customize your scorecard today.