As parents, we all want our kids to grow up to be as happy and successful as it is possible to be, and although there are no guarantees in life, there are lots of things you can do right now, while they are kids, that will make it more likely that they do just that, so let’s take a look at some of them right now.

Support them

The simple act of supporting your children in everything they do without pushing them too hard or being down o them when they fail is probably the best thing you can do to help them be happy and successful in the future. Just knowing you are there for them no matter what will give them the confidence to try new things, which is what will ultimately lead to their success, and knowing you will be there for them whatever the outcome of their efforts will help them to be happy and more secure in themselves too.

Teach them to meditate

You might think that the idea of your kids spending 15 minutes in silence with tier eyes closed would be impossible but there are actually many apps that will help you teach your children to meditate and it is a great skill for them to have now and in the future. Meditation boosts happiness, minimizes stress, and improves concentration which means children who learn now are likely to be happier and more effective at school and work than those who do not have the skill. So, what are you waiting for?

Teach them emotional intelligence

Emotional intelligence is so much more important than many of us think, People who are emotionally intelligent tend to be happier, and as Christian Espinosa, who teaches emotional intelligence to managers and executives will attest, successful too. When you know how to relate to people, it is easier to network, to come up with solutions, to support people, and that can transform you from into a true leader, so the sooner you teach your kids the importance of reading and reacting to emotions in the right way, the better it will be for them as they get older. When they’re young, this is something you can do by simply listening to their emotions, allowing them to exist, and empathizing with them, so it is not as tricky as it sounds.

Encourage healthy habits

From eating their veggies to writing in a gratitude journal, anything you can do to make your kids healthy in all areas of life from physical to mental to emotional will set them up to be healthier adults who can better weather various storms and ultimately find success, so get those healthy habits in place right now.

It’s often difficult to know what to do for your children if you want to give them the best opportunities in life, and although the above advice is a little less common in some cases, than you will usually hear, it can nevertheless be very effective at turning out happy and successful young adults.