The Key To Happiness

April 02, 2022

Quote of the Week

"In all this world there is nothing so beautiful as a happy child." - L. Frank Baum

How Every Child Can Thrive By Five

The key to happiness. Does it exist? What if you could give such a gift to your children? Many types of research on the foundations of emotional well-being reveal how parents can establish the roots of adult happiness in their children. This video is a small example of what simple acts of attention (& games) can do to build that foundation of happiness and belonging early on in our childhood.

"What if I was to tell you that a game of peek-a-boo could change the world?" asks seven-year-old Molly Wright, one of the youngest-ever TED speakers. Breaking down the research-backed ways parents and caregivers can support children's healthy brain development, Wright highlights the benefits of play on lifelong learning, behaviour and well-being, sharing effective strategies to help all kids thrive by the age of five. She's joined onstage by one-year-old Ari and his dad, Amarjot, who help illustrate her big ideas about brain science. [watch video]

Reading Corner

Title: A Little Spot Of Happiness

By: Diane Alber

Ages: 4-11

"Growing up can be hard and challenging. That's why it's so important to be able to have a positive mindset that can help you overcome the hardest of obstacles. A little SPOT of happiness is there to show you how to GROW your Happiness SPOT by doing a few easy tasks each day that can turn a negative situation into something positive!" - Publishers

Be the Change

If you're inspired by the video and the recommended book this week - try out this neat Happiness Calendar for April that can give you a kick start on practical and simple ideas that you could bring into your daily practice with your children. If you're inspired further, do share your stories with us.