The 3 Components of the Right Home Environment for Our Children

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Home is where the heart is, and it’s so vital for us to provide the right environment for our children. But as parents, we can find ourselves bound by financial constrictions, so if we want to give our children a home that supports them in the right ways we’ve got to think laterally. But it doesn’t have to be expensive- let’s show you some of the basics in how you can give your children the essentials in the right home environment. 

The Physical Space

Many people think that if they want to create a nurturing home for their children, they are better off saving up for a massive home or trying to build one. And you may have thought about the latter and asked yourself how long does it take to build a home, but you need to remember that the right physical environment is not necessarily one with lots of space. A nurturing physical environment is one where you are accessible to your children. It sounds simple, but if you have a home that is full of nooks and crannies where you can hide away, are your children going to feel that you are not there for them? At the same time, you need to give them their own territory so they can feel comfortable and learn resilience. 

The Right Mental Environment

The right home environment is about exposing them to things that they can question and challenge. It’s always important to remember that if you have a home environment that is centered around the television, you may want to give them strict limits on how much TV and screen time they have. Children can experience more nightmares if there’s a greater combination of light and sound, and this is why you may want to rethink excessive screen time. 

The Emotional Space

As far as mental development is concerned, if you can give them more opportunities to be stimulated through their emotional environment you can help them express themselves better. Allowing them freedom of expression in a constructive manner is essential. We can use the home environment as an incredibly supportive tool to help them express themselves. At home, we can give them the emotional nurturing they need by being respectful to them and teaching them that any form of physical or verbal abuse will not be tolerated. And we have to remember that when we teach our children the importance of this, we’ve got to make sure they can stand up for themselves as well. This means that we’ve got to get the balance right in creating a positive and safe environment that focuses on respect, strength, honor, and tolerance. 

All these things sound like a tumultuous task, but what you need to remember before you move to a new home with your children is if you are providing them with the fundamentals of respect and attention, they will feel supported. The right home environment for our children is not necessarily about the physical environment, but about making sure they feel they have our support.


  1. I think that we (parents) can get caught up with all of the trappings of the life we want to create for ourselves and our children. Parents can become burdened with the stress of achievement to meet those goals. I realized that the life I want for me and my daughter is a simple one. But, really, kids are simple and just want to feel safe and loved. That’s a good reminder to us all.

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