2013 W LUX  18A. WHEN ANGELS CRY WORLD LUXURY Issue 2013 JPG

 

 

 

THE NEXT 100 YEARS – ONE CHILD’S JOURNEY – HOW HE/SHE WILL LIVE, LOVE AND NEVER REALLY DIE

 

 

 

 

 

Make Them Laugh, Laugh, Laugh!

Developing A Child’s Sense Of Humor

 

 

 

In a very busy world, we want to meet basic needs; food, housing, clothing, happiness.  And you ask yourself have I met my day’s target?  No. Wow!  I need to work harder, meet all appointments, clear my desk, deliver goods to my clients and the list goes on.  

 

Today’s world continues to bring many challenges that choke up very important things but often neglects things that prove hard to repair once absent from the early stages.

 

How many parents and childcare givers have remembered or carefully planned out times of laughter for children?  Think about this.  Beginning with yourself.

Humor is a quality that we must begin to pay regular attention to as children grow.  A s ense of humor isn’t genetically determined – it is a learned quality that can be developed in kids.  They’re not born with it.  Humor makes significant contributions to a youth’s development.  Kids with a well-developed sense of humor are happier and more optimistic, have higher self-esteem and can handle differences (their own and others’) well.  Kids who can appreciate and share humor are better liked by their peers and more able to handle the adversities of childhood – from moving to a new town, to teasing, to torment by playground bullies and lots more.

 

A sense of humor is what makes life fun.  Research has shown that people who laugh more are healthier – they’re less likely to be depressed and may even have an increased resistance to illness or physical problems.  They experience less stress; have lower heart rates, pulses, and blood pressure; and have better digestion. Laughter may even help humans better endure pain, and studies have shown that it improves our immune function.  The holy bible also recognizes this fact when it states that “a merry heart doeth good like medicine”.  The list of its benefits can continue to grow:

 

  • It builds vocabulary and both pre-reading and reading skills
  • Helps solidify the child’s knowledge of the world
  • Supports creative thinking
  • Builds social interaction skills
  • Boosts popularity and self esteem,
  • And provides the foundation for a skill that will help cope with stress throughout the adolescent and adult years.

 

We have another opportunity and responsibility to share our time to enjoy and nurture the child’s budding sense of humor.  Laughing together is a way to connect,

 

Let’s all learn to enjoy their enjoyment.  Laugh, laugh, laugh!

 

 

 

 





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