What are the tools required for happiness… and do you as a parent have the ability to provide these tools for your children?
The pursuit of happiness is a right of all our children, or is it. Yes pursuing happiness is something we can all do, but for any human right to be perusable and obtainable, the tools necessary to traverse the path to the destination must be available. Happiness is a consequence of specific beliefs and behavioral skills. Without having the specific knowledge and skills to develop the beliefs and behaviors that allow for “The Pursuit of Happiness” by an individual, the goal has limitations on its fulfillment. Saying everyone has a right to happiness or that you want equality in providing the availability to peruse happiness, without providing the basic knowledge and skills that allow success and well-being, is an empty promise. We need to stop the unavailability of happiness that is a direct consequence of not offering to parents the developmental and experiential knowledge which is critical for better grades, future success, personal growth and well-being, or the pursuit of happiness.
If we provide families with the basic building blocks for these crucial skills we may be focusing on the root enabler of success and well-being, and the possibility of happiness. When families have frequent conversations on important topics children develop intrinsic, underlying supportive skills in the form of patience, optimism, self-esteem, emotional control and self-regulation. Over time frequent conv