Children and Happiness
The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives. ~Albert Einstein
This topic seem to be a natural to talk about, of course there are really two issues we could discuss, keeping children happy or how having children impacts happiness. For today’s piece I will address the former. First off I think the simplest thing we can do to keep children happy is to try and not change what is already there. I love kids, one of my greatest pleasures is to just watch children play, and there is nothing more relaxing to me. Having traveled all over the world the one thing that you notice is that the laughter of children is universal. Kids laugh and play the same way in every country whether they are playing with $90 toys or rocks and sticks in muddy ditch water. The laughter of children it has been noted is always pure, adult laughter can be callous and even cruel, but the laughter of children never is. So the biggest advice I think I can give is let children be happy, sure they have to have boundaries but within those boundaries let them be happy and love the hell out of them.
Below is an article from the universe of Oprah Winfrey and has some really solid practical advice on how to keep your children happy and is a really good read, I hope you enjoy it:
Your children will see what you’re all about by what you live rather than what you say. ~Wayne Dyer