To help your child become an autonomous and resilient learner:
Encourage him to do the “Three Good Things” exercise for two weeks.
In his book, entitled Flourish, positive psychology expert Martin E. P. Seligman explains that taking the time to reflect on the things that make us happy actually increases our overall happiness and well-being.
Think of it this way: if you don’t take the time to recognize the things that make you happy or give you satisfaction, then you start to forget about them and become blasé. On the other hand, if you make an effort to feel appreciation for them, you will feel more grateful and fulfilled.
So, to help increase your child’s well-being, encourage him to do the “Three Good Things” exercise, which has been scientifically proven to increase happiness: Every day, for two weeks, write down three things that went well or that you enjoyed, as well as their causes. It’s as simple as that!