“Laughing is and will always be, the best form of therapy.” – Dau Voire
Laughing is the best form of therapy, ask the kids
Laughter diffuses stress and is a huge part of a child’s developmental stages. It’s important for our children to have a sense of humor. Having a sense of humor helps them develop self-esteem and hone social skills. As parents, we believe that having a sense of humor is something you either have or you don’t. However, we can help develop a sense of humor in our children so that they can reap the many benefits laughter provides.
Kids experience laughter’s power as infants but so do we
Have you ever heard a newborn giggle or a toddler laugh uncontrollably? Not only does it make them feel good but we do as well. Laughing with friends or even at funny videos helps us all cope with stressful situations in life. Challenges such as anxiety and depression can be dealt with much quicker with one laugh. Even if it’s a small chuckle, endorphins are released and then we begin to smile.
Here are just a few benefits our children experience every time they laugh:
- Reduced stress, anxiety, and depression
- Improved sleep
- Released endorphins—also known as the feel-good hormones
- Reduced stress hormones
- Re-energized body
- Relaxed muscles
- Strengthened immune system
- Increased smiling—which also triggers a part of our brain that boosts our moods
Fun fact cited by High-Speed Daddy: Children tend to laugh somewhere around 400 times a day whereas adults usually laugh only about 15 times a day. We could learn some serious lessons from children about how to have fun and stay lighthearted.
Let’s put laughter and its power to the test
If you need more laughter in your life, check out the links below
Looking for a great local place for Laughter Therapy;
Hope and Humor Therapy: Austin and online
Laughter is just as important for Adults. Check out Laughter is the Best Medicine and find a place to go laugh.