9 practices that grow happy kids
Habits are things we do over and over on a regular basis. We form habits slowly until they become almost automatic. Some habits are good for us, some aren’t.
While many habits that aren't good for us are relatively new - stress, inactivity, disconnection and eating fast food (just to name a few) - many of the solutions to these are old. Practicing gratitude, spending time in nature, being kind to oneself, others and the earth and eating real food. These things are tried and true.
Happy habits are simple things we can do each day to develop habits that are good for us, supporting health and happiness in our brains, bodies and beings.
The 9 happy habits include:
connect + share)
EAT REAL FOOD
(fruits + veggies
(be silly, laugh, create,
sing, dance + move)
CARE FOR FEELINGS
(they are all
important + okay)
(rest, breathe, flow,
focus + savour)
+ be hopeful)
TRY NEW THINGS
(learn, grow + have a
sense of wonder)
Care for feelings is placed at the centre because all of the habits care for feelings in different ways - yep, even eating real food. This shows how the habits influence each other and overlap sometimes too. Just like when we go outside we also tend to slow down or when we eat real food we are also being kind to our bodies and the earth.
Based on research in developmental science, positive psychology and ancient philosophy, the happy habits are incorporated into our engaging books, activities, games and materials to help kids build happy skills and form life-long happy habits.
Since all habits are formed through learning, enjoying and practicing, the habits of happiness are teachable. Everything we’ve created grows happy habits in ways kids learn best: through hands-on experiences, repetition, play, creativity and storytelling.
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