A guide to nurturing positive habits and happiness skills that will last a lifetime.
In GROWING UP HAPPY neuroscientist Dr Jenny Barnett, and teacher and mum Alexia Barrable describe scientifically-proven methods by which children's happiness can be boosted in just a few minutes each day.
With easy-to-use activities for toddlers through to teenagers, this book steers the reader through simple and practical ways, grounded in scientific research, to enhance children's - and adults' - day-to-day happiness. It includes:
- How practising mindfulness is possible even for your toddler
- Why time outdoors helps your mental state, whatever the weather
- How singing, smiling and stroking a cat all activate your 'bonding chemistry'
- Why fostering gratitude will make your teenager happier
This book will not tell you how to be a flawless parent, or how to raise perfect children, but it will give you proven and successful ways in which to make the days you spend with your kids more enjoyable, meaningful, and ultimately happier.
a practical guide filled with the authors ideas and inspiration from real-life experience. - The Green Parent
I recommend it heartily ... - Youth and Children's Work