Why you need to read to your child about HAPPINESS?
When I asked my friends what they wanted for their children, they literally all said: “I wish for my kids HAPPINESS and HEALTH!” Most added that they wish their children will be SUCCESSFUL in LIFE. And you know what? I, too, want all three things for my kids – HEALTH, HAPPINESS, and SUCCESS!
Questions about happiness kept popping up in my mind: What do adults need for happiness? What is true success? What do children need to be happy and successful? Is there any recipe for raising happy children into happy people?
Being a researcher by nature and profession, I devoted myself to systematic, empirical and, above all, strategic research about happiness.
First, I explored my happiness. What makes me happy?
Second, I asked my friends what makes them happy?
Third, I made a survey about happiness and got answers from 35 girlfriends / female colleagues.
Forth, I’ve read quite a few books on happiness.
And finally, I watched youtube on what other people say about happiness.
I HAVE FOUND THAT MAIN SOURCE OF HAPPINESS ARE PEOPLE WE CARE ABOUT AND THAT WE CAN ACTUALLY INFLUENCE OUR HAPPINESS BO OUR MINDSET – WE CAN DECIDE TO BE HAPPY.
Regarding children I discovered: Children need to be taught to be aware of their own feelings of joy and we need to teach them to be grateful and how easy it is to be happy. But first and most important: we, the adults, need to live the way, we want to pass to our children!
That is how I decided to write a BOOK ABOUT HAPPINESS FOR CHILDREN. And yet it was no easy challenge! After a year of thinking, researching, writing, illustrating, designing and coding… here it is: PERSONALIZED BOOK ABOUT HAPPINESS, WHICH IS ALSO BILINGUAL!
I am very proud and I am sure this bilingual book will help children fall asleep with feelings of gratitude and happiness. At the same time this book will inspire many children and their parents for exploring and learning foreign languages. The intimate bedtime moments will become the opportunity to pick up a new language in a fun and playful way.