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Why Let Your Silly Side Show

Parenting can be one of the most meaningful yet most challenging things any person will ever do. Because of that, it’s very important for parents to keep a sense of humor. In fact, it’s important for us to keep a healthy perspective and to find humor in the everyday grind of raising children and making a living.

Everybody knows laughing produces wonderful feelings; but did you know that even science backs this up? Research has proven that laughing is a good physical release and helps the body produce endorphins, our natural stress relievers — very similar to the results of exercising. It’s also been studied that letting out a good laugh increases vascular flow and lowers blood pressure. It even helps us unwind and get better sleep. Truly, having a sense of humor is good for our health.

A good sense of humor has always been an attractive quality. It makes us better company because people gravitate towards people who laugh and can make them laugh. This means that being humorous can help us become closer to our kids and even our spouse.

Here are some ideas on how to put your silly hat on:

Tell or make jokes. Jokes are a great way to make yourself and others around you laugh. Get an app that lists jokes or come up with silly knock-knock lines! Laugh your heart out no matter how lame the jokes may turn out to be.

Act like a kid. There are times when you’ll feel like being so childlike: run around the house, roll over the grass, make crazy noises, and chase after your family and friends. When you do, don’t stop yourself! Feel free to be silly and playful — it will give you and your family a good laugh and maybe even build a great memory together.

Play games. From board games to kick the can, to hide-and-seek, go play! This is especially fun to do with your family, especially the kids.

Dance. Like the song goes, dance like nobody’s watching! You don’t have to good. The point is to turn up the music, dance like crazy, and have a good time.

It’s so easy to forget that we need to relax in between the daily travails of parenting and keeping a household, so it’s a good reminder to simply let your walls down, put your silly hat on when you feel like it, and laugh as much as you can. After all, everyone appreciates a good sense of humor and the benefits it can give — especially to yourself.

 

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What is your parenting style?

When your child grows up, you want him to be (Choose 1):

A doctor or a lawyer.

A successful businessman.

An athlete or a musician or an artist.

Happy and healthy.

A good person.

Anything he wants to be.

Please choose your answer.

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