The Science to Happiness
The relationship between happiness and success, and how to use this to both help your kids succeed and find more fulfillment in your own parenting journey
Positive Parenting Conference by: A Fine Parent
The thinking that you need to help your child every step of the way in their life is fundamentally flawed. We have it backwards.
It turns out, when you pressure your child their happiness levels flatline. Their happiness does not depends on “when they reach a goal”. Happiness should be the joy you feel as you move towards your goal.
Start a Gratitude Jar: Name 3 things you are grateful for at the end of each day.
The most powerful thing about positive psychology is that genes and environment are only setting the initial baseline. Therefore happiness is something you can cultivate, as a family.
Focus on gratitude, social connections, sleep and descriptive praise that doesn’t compare you child to someone else.
THE HAPPY SECRET TO BETTER WORK
We believe we should work hard in order to be happy, but could we be thinking about things backwards? In this fast-moving and very funny talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that, actually, happiness inspires us to be more productive.