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Kids Happiness

WATCH: These Kids Teach Us How To Be Happy

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Zaslow | Posted 04.04.2014 | Good News

These four kids have discovered the secret to happiness ... and they agreed to share their knowledge with us. They know what to do when you're hap...

The Science Of Raising Happy Kids

Posted 03.12.2014 | Parents

Raising a happy child isn't as simple as it sounds. That's because there isn't one single way to do it -- it's the combination of many methods that wi...

Is the American Happiness Formula Making our Kids Depressed?

Jonathan Hewitt | Posted 11.20.2012 | Parents
Jonathan Hewitt

We have become approval junkies always looking for the next fix, the next hit of validation and approval. The problem is that our goals (Look Good + Perform Well + Get Approval) are all extrinsically based.

For Kids, Is Happiness Genetic?

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 12.06.2011 | Parents

It’s true. We all turn into our mothers (or fathers) as we age, and by that logic our kids will one day grow up to be … just like us? How much inf...

How To Feel Better When You're Feeling Down

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Carter, PhD

My kids and I feel sadness, anger, anxiety -- sometimes downright misery -- just like everyone else. Leading a joyful life does not mean always trying to be happy. At the same time, I'm not really one for rumination.

Embracing An Ordinary Childhood For Your Kids

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Carter, PhD

None of this will help them get into college -- or, sheesh, high school! But all these things will be an advantage in life -- now and later -- because they are likely to lead to happiness.