Obviously, we all want our children to be healthy and happy. According to many different scientific based studies, we have determined that being happy is a learned behavior, and one that we can help our children achieve and maintain. By using her own crazy and very entertaining actual adventures as a mom, Christine Carter, Ph.D, executive director of UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center shows us what to do, and not to do. She distills the process down to 10 simple happiness creating steps. With great understanding and compassion, she covers the everyday demands of being a parent, like getting the children to school and activities on time, putting dinner on the table, and showing the best way to discipline. She also covers the more subtle issues of helping children build healthy friendships and develop emotional understanding. Using the 10 key steps, she helps you interact with assertiveness and consistence with your kids to develop the necessary skills and habits that will set the stage for happy behavior now, and for the rest of their life.
Author: Christine Carter, Ph.D