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6 Parent Tips - Building Happiness in Children's Lives - from Tal Ben Shahar

<a href="/blogs/yvettevignando/2010/09/27/6-parent-tips-building-happiness-in-childrens-lives-from-tal-ben-sha">6 Parent Tips - Building Happiness in Children&#039;s Lives - from Tal Ben Shahar</a>

I like reading articles and research about what makes people happy. I read them with a critical eye for over-the-top advice that no-one could use and try to find things that are practical and sound like common sense....A Harvard professor, Tal Ben Shahar’s class on happiness was apparently the most popular on campus. No wonder – who doesn’t want to know more about that? Read full article

Sad Children Outperform Happy Children. Really?

<a href="/blogs/yvettevignando/2010/09/24/sad-children-outperform-happy-children-really">Sad Children Outperform Happy Children. Really?</a>

Last year I was drawn to a series of articles referring to research from the Universities of Virginia (United States) and Plymouth (United Kingdom) suggesting that for children, happiness may not always mean good academic results. If you have read Martin Seligman’s work on optimism and its value for children’s wellbeing and later success in life, this suggestion could leave you scratching your head and wondering. Read full article

A Spoonful of Parental Happiness to Start My Day

<a href="/blogs/yvettevignando/2010/09/21/a-spoonful-of-parental-happiness-to-start-my-day">A Spoonful of Parental Happiness to Start My Day</a>

Sometimes it's the briefest moment in the day that counts when you are a parent with a child. This morning Mr 8 leapt into bed with me (in his dress-up bow-tie and tails outfit teamed with pyjama pants) and reminded me that he wants to own a necktie. Mr 8 is our youngest so I am savouring every childish, imaginative moment with him (well, every moment except for the times that I'm so busy that I foolishly forget the gift of just 'being' with a child). Read full article

Quiet Time with Children - A Parent's Piece of Peace

<a href="/blogs/sallycollings/2010/09/14/quiet-time-with-children-a-parents-piece-of-peace">Quiet Time with Children - A Parent&#039;s Piece of Peace</a>

Silence is a distant memory for most parents. Our air is full of squeals, giggles, screams, shouts, electronic game noise, keyboards. There’s not much space for silence in between it all. Even when the kids are at school, the noise goes on. I work from a home office and there is almost always someone in the house other than me. Read full article

Bedtime Rituals, Bedtime Toys, Sleeping Buddies

<a href="/blogs/carolduncan/2010/08/23/bedtime-rituals-bedtime-toys-sleeping-buddies">Bedtime Rituals, Bedtime Toys, Sleeping Buddies</a>

Just like your kids, my two sons are entirely different individuals in every possible way. One of them loves fish, the other doesn't. One likes jelly snakes, the other likes chocolate. OK, they both like chocolate. One of them loves every conceivable sporting activity, the other likes to read and draw. One of them had a dummy as baby, the other didn't. And likewise the bedtime companion. Read full article

Outdoor Play and Playground Conflict

<a href="/blogs/sarahpietrzak/2010/08/17/outdoor-play-and-playground-conflict">Outdoor Play and Playground Conflict</a>

Several years ago I taught an inner city school in the UK. The sports teachers refused to allow the children to play on the field at recess or lunchtime in case they messed up the field. Instead, several hundred teenagers were crowded onto 4 tennis courts and one small concreted area about the size of two basketball courts. It was like a regulated version of Lord of the Flies Read full article

Feral Family Weekend Away

Just returned from a very convivial weekend away with a group of school families who fortunately had similar parenting methods to us. If you’ve ever been away with people who have completely different practices you’ll know what a relief it is to kick back and know no one is judging you for letting your kids run a bit wild. Read full article