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Kids and Happiness

Happy Kids Are Overrated

JD Roberto | Posted 06.16.2014 | Parents
JD Roberto

We're so desperate to make our kids happy and so unsure of how to do it that we bury them in the kind of excess that extinguishes gratitude before it can even take root.

7 Secrets of Highly Happy Children

Katie Hurley | Posted 10.11.2013 | Parents
Katie Hurley

Life is far too scripted today. Plans are made. Classes are attended. Craft projects are intended to mimic those found on Pinterest. Gone are the days of free play and creating something out of nothing. Many kids today are simply following a script.

Advice From a Third Grader: How to Have a Happy Morning

Erin Michelle Threlfall | Posted 06.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Erin Michelle Threlfall

If you know that you are awesome, and remind yourself that you are awesome, you are sure to do more awesome things. If you doubt yourself throughout the day, just whisper a little reminder: Don't forget to be awesome. Awesomeness is happiness.

I Don’t Want My Kids To Be Happy

Devon Corneal | Posted 05.04.2013 | Parents
Devon Corneal

When I think of what I genuinely want for these boys, happiness is not the first thing that comes to mind. I hope saying so does not make me a bad parent.

The Secrets of Happy Families

Judy Bolton-Fasman | Posted 04.22.2013 | Parents
Judy Bolton-Fasman

Are we really happier in the midst of parenting wars, where tiger moms are duking it out with more lax French mothers?

The Real Secret To Raising Happy Children

Lisa Belkin | Posted 02.01.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

What makes humans happy is an appreciation of what they have in the world. In other words gratitude. By handing children so much, and insisting on so little, we are robbing them of exactly what we most want them to have.