There are certain states that can help us feel more authentic, even if this is counter to our current personality. For example, in the research, authenticity increases when participants are being conscientious, even if they don’t self-identify as being a conscientious person.

Conscientiousness in children doesn’t exactly top the list of most common traits, much to most parent’s dismay. Most children will naturally default to disorganization and inefficiency.

To help build conscientiousness, set up systems to allow your child to be successful. Help them get into the habit of seeing tasks through to completion, keeping their spaces organized, doing chores and following through with what they say reliably. This reinforced behaviour will build their authenticity, help your children take good care of themselves and has been shown to lengthen their lifespan.

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Read the previous blog post on creating charts to help with stress-free behaviour change by clicking here.