Vanessa King is a board member at Action for Happiness, expert on positive psychology and author of Ten Keys to Happier Living (Headline, 2016). She speaks internationally and translates the latest psychological research into practical action to help individuals, organisations and communities enhance their wellbeing and resilience.
Val Payne is an education consultant and teacher. She has enjoyed many years of experience working with children of all ages. Val has also co-developed a primary school programme based on the 10 Keys to Happier Living which has increased the wellbeing of students, and teachers say it has helped them feel happier too!
Peter Harper is a consultant clinical psychologist. He has enjoyed many years of experience working with children of all ages. Peter has also co-developed a primary school programme based on the 10 Keys to Happier Living which has increased the wellbeing of students, and teachers say it has helped them feel happier too!
Action for Happiness helps people take action for a happier world. The movement's Patron is the Dalai Lama and its members take action in their personal lives, homes, workplaces and communities, all based on the latest scientific evidence about what really matters. Action for Happiness has over 100,000 members and an online community of over 1 million people across 170 countries. You can find out about Action for Happiness resources, courses, events and more at www.actionforhappiness.org.
We all want our children to be happy and resilient, but may not realise that they can be taught skills to make them happier people. Written by a psychologist with the charity Action for Happiness, this book explains ten keys to happier living and sets out practical, fun activities for children to do that will make a real and lasting difference to their lives. The text is friendly and reassuring, broken down into easily accessible paragraphs or charts while bright graphics with animated characters make it attractive to look at too. Each of the ten chapters has tips for children to use in their everyday lives, including a section on developing mindfulness. Happiness really matters, and the more children and adults who read this book, the better. ~ Andrea Reece
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