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Dr Jodi Richardson: Building Blocks For Raising Happier Kids

Session Info:

When you ask parents what they want for their kids, by far the most common reply is “I just want them to be happy”. And though this desire goes hand-in-hand with such things as good health, an education and a safe place to call home, happiness is a really difficult area for parents to navigate or seek assistance with.

Nobody denies its importance, but how many parents have ever been shown how to model and implement it? What is happiness? Where does it come from? And how do parents help their children build lasting happiness? Discover how in this informative and uplifting presentation.

Topics Covered:

  • A new definition of happiness
  • What stands in the way of happiness?
  • Why the science says ‘more stuff’ doesn’t make us happier, and what to do instead
  • The skills of happiness – quantifiable, helpful areas of output for parents to nurture in their children
  • Evidence-based strategies to increase happiness
  • How parents can take an active role in improving a child’s happiness, instead of leaving it to chance

Audience:

  • Primary School Parents
  • Local council

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