Domestic Diversions

Parenting tips on how to raise a happier child

Happy Child starts with Tal Ben Shahar, the researcher, author and lecturer, and translates concepts into tips for building happier children.

Yvette Vignando’s list (and discussion) includes (excerpt):
1. Allow your children to notice the full range of feelings they have: from anger to excitement and from despair to joy.
2. Find activities that your children can take part in that are fun and space them through the week.
3. Teach your children that the glass is half full, not half empty.
4. Help your children to do less!
5. Make sure you children have plenty of sleep, plenty of exercise and a healthy diet.
6. Teach your children to appreciate the good things in their life.

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