"Try to smile at your child whenever you catch their eye"
I tell a father who is consulting with me because his son is always grumpy and irritated.
"But that's not me!!" He protests.
"I am not such a smiley person."
Can you change that? I ask
No. ... No... He says.
If you can't change yourself... How can you hope to change your son? I ask.
Change begins with you.
If you want a happy smiling grateful child around you.
You cannot be a complaining grumpy parent :)