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P.E.A.C.E. at Home

The entire family now spends an insurmountable amount of time together at home as the new norm coinciding with the start of the pandemic. Parents have been striving to create a refuge where they can maintain P.E.A.C.E. at home. A place where laughter, order, and harmony can be sustained and cultivated as the house has been transformed into a school, office, restaurant, laundromat and playground open 24/7.


Dealing with your children daily with their online learning can be very challenging while parents are working at home. However, calmness can be preserved when parents equip their young and school children with powerful life skills. Nurturing your child’s well-being: mind, body, and soul is the key in creating P.E.A.C.E. at home. Here are some basic skills (acronym P.E.A.C.E.) that adults can hone their child’s sense of independence and empowerment:

Practice Gratitude

Encourage Recreational Activity

Assign Household Chores

Connect Physically and Emotionally

Earn Privileges


Dr. Christine Carter (Lamb, 2008) believes that children naturally acquire various positive emotions when basic skills are transformed into habits. Studies evidently prove that children who are emotionally positive tend to be ‘happier, healthier, better learners, and can easily get along’ (Gavin, n.d.) with their peers and adults.


When adults seek help for their child’s challenges, it does not mean they are incompetent parents. The child may just require extra support in the areas of building self-esteem, being resilient or regulating emotions that are beyond one's parenting ability.


At Fundamentals children strengthen their emotional intelligence by transforming their life journeys toward long-term happiness. Book a free consultation with us today.


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Resources


Gavin, M. (n.d.). The Power of Positive Emotions. Teens Health. Retrieved September, 2020 from https://kidshealth.org/en/teens/power-positive.html


Lamb, M. (2008). 7 Secrets to Raising a Happy Child. Parents. Retrieved December, 2019 from https://www.parents.com/toddlers-preschoolers/development/fear/raising-happy-children/