What do we wish most for our children? Next to being healthy, we want them to be happy, of course! Fortunately, a wide array of scientific studies show that happiness is a learned behavior, a muscle we can help our children build and maintain.
Drawing on what psychology, sociology, and neuroscience have proven about confidence, gratefulness, and optimism, and using her own chaotic and often hilarious real-world adventures as a mom to demonstrate do’s and don’ts in action, Christine Carter, Ph.D, executive director of UC Berkeleys Greater Good Science Center, boils the process down to 10 simple happiness-inducing steps.
the best way avoid raising a brat – changing bad habits into good ones
tips on how to change your kids attitude into gratitude
the trap of trying to be perfect – and how to stay clear of its pitfalls
the right way to praise kids – and why too much of the wrong kind can be just as bad as not enough
the spirit of kindness – how to raise kind, compassionate, and loving children
strategies for inspiring kids to do boring (but necessary) tasks – and become more self-motivated in the process
Complete with a series of try this tips, secrets, and strategies, this book is a one-of-a-kind resource that will help you instill joy in your kids – and, in the process, become more joyful yourself.