Researchers Reveal 10 Things That Make Kids Happier

what makes kids happy

From powerofpositivity.com

“One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood.” – Agatha Christie

Childhood is a special time in one’s life. A time of discovery, play, wonder, and amusement at the world as the child gets the know the world around them. For the parents, this time can bring about a sense of worry, as they seek to ensure the child’s health and happiness.

Of course, life happens – to both the child and the parents – which can affect one’s childhood years. Regardless of circumstance, the child’s happiness almost always comes first to those who love them.

Here, we combine scientific research and childhood happiness. More specifically, we’re going to look at 10 scientifically proven tips to help ensure a happy and healthy childhood.

Whether you’re a parent, want-to-be parent, or someone who just loves kids, we hope that what you read below will provide some great insight into making for a healthier and happier child.

HERE ARE 10 (SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN!) TIPS TO MAKE THE LITTLE ONE HAPPIER:

1. GIVE THEM PLENTY OF PLAY TIME

The primary responsibility of a kid is – or at least, should be – to play.  Yes, the kid will eventually have homework, extracurricular stuff, and so on; but from toddler to adolescence, they should be given the freedom just to have fun.

Peter Gray, a child psychologist and professor at Boston College, states “Children learn the most important lessons in life from other children, not from adults…they cannot learn, or are much are much less likely to learn, in interactions with adults.”

So, tell them to “go outside and play!”

2. TAKE ARGUMENT AND HEAVY DISCUSSIONS ELSEWHERE

Kid’s brains develop at an extraordinary rate during early childhood. When they see and hear about adult-like problems, and uncertainties, the child’s delicate psychological state can be negatively affected; potentially making them worried and insecure.

Children should not hear stressful conversations from adults – it is most definitely not the time.

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