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Landfill Children's Orchestra - Musical Inspiration for Children

Headlined as "The world sends us garbage, we send back music" - watch as these children create their beautiful music via Landfill Harmonic. " In the barrios of Paraguay, a humble garbage picker uses his ingenuity to craft instruments out of recycled materials - and a youth orchestra is born. Music arises and children find new dreams." Read full article

Take a Seat - Make a Friend - Try this in a School?

<a href="/articles/take-a-seat-make-a-friend-try-this-in-a-school">Take a Seat - Make a Friend - Try this in a School?</a>

A beautiful video from Soul Pancake called "Take a Seat - Make a Friend". We think this would be a brilliant exercise for a Primary or Elementary school to help children get to know each other, make friends, and appreciate diversity. This is great. Take 5 minutes and enjoy this. Read full article

Inspiration - a Teacher's Belief Helps an Angry Child

<a href="/blogs/2013/02/11/inspiration-a-teachers-belief-helps-an-angry-child">Inspiration - a Teacher&#039;s Belief Helps an Angry Child</a>

I had just one year of teaching under my belt and was taking classes towards my master’s degree in special education. Though barely qualified to teach students with challenging behaviour disorders, I quickly assessed that academic training wasn’t going to make me a successful teacher...Vince’s mother repeated the words that seemed incomprehensible, unbearable, and repulsive to my ears.Vince killed his kitten that afternoon. Read full article

Every Australian School Should Play This in Class - Bullying

<a href="/articles/every-australian-school-should-play-this-in-class-bullying">Every Australian School Should Play This in Class - Bullying</a>

Words not required to describe this extremely moving video. We dare you to watch it without being moved to tears, or at least rivetted to the spot. Australian singer Bec Cole's son made this video. " I thank him for letting me share this, his bravery will help others. So proud of my son.." Read full article

Therese Rein's Inspiring Letter to her Granddaughter Josephine

<a href="/articles/therese-reins-inspiring-letter-to-her-granddaughter-josephine">Therese Rein&#039;s Inspiring Letter to her Granddaughter Josephine</a>

On 22 June 2012 Therese Rein presented at the Young Minds conference and shared some personal stories of resilience - I sat and listened with the entranced audience. Towards the end of the presentation, Ms Rein spoke of her wishes for Josephine, her recently born granddaughter. I was so moved by this that I rushed out like a groupie and asked Ms Rein if she would share these words with me to publish on happychild; graciously she said yes, and consented to a photo with me. The photo is just to prove how keen I was! So here are the words for you also. Let me know if you love them as much as I do? "Letter to Josephine" Read full article

Twelve Year Old Interviews his 32 Year Old Self - Clever

<a href="/blogs/2012/07/06/twelve-year-old-interviews-his-32-year-old-self-clever">Twelve Year Old Interviews his 32 Year Old Self - Clever</a>

32 year old Jeremiah McDonald interviews his 12 year old self, or is it the other way around? Watch and be enthralled. When Jeremiah was 12 he videoed himself asking questions of his older self. His "older self" has now made a short film (less than 4 minutes) participating in that interview. Suitable for all ages but the phrase "what the hell" does make one appearance. Read full article

Evidence that Children are Brilliant, Encouraging and Amazing

This video shows that given the opportunity, children are supportive, kind, empathetic and brilliant. It's inspiring to see this young boy with cerebral palsy complete a running race but even more inspiring and uplifting is the support he gets from his peers - watch this video, cry, be inspired to give more today. Read full article

Marvel Comics Helps Hearing Impaired Child Love his Hearing Aid - Video

We had to share this one: thanks to @AnIdleDad on Twitter for the heads up on this short and lovely video. A four year old boys is inspired by the generous people at Marvel Comics, who on hearing about his reluctance to wear his hearing aid, created a comic character called Blue Ear. Say no more, just watch this and smile. Read full article

What's Wrong with Our Food System? Inspiration from an 11 Year Old

We had to share this one: Birke Baehr is 11 years old and speaks with passion and humour about local and organic food farming - at a TedX event. a great video to show your children - not just because of the worthy content - but because he's a great example of an accomplished public speaker, and because he seems to have found a passion at an early age. Read full article

Beautiful - the Song, the Voice - Stop Bullying

<a href="/blogs/yvettevignando/2011/11/04/beautiful-the-song-the-voice-stop-bullying">Beautiful - the Song, the Voice - Stop Bullying</a>

A 12 year old girl videos herself singing Beautiful, and before that, messages from kids about being bullied. Her voice is angelic - enjoy! Read full article