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Video: Why Your Happiness Matters

April 30, 2013 | The Main Dish, Posts with Videos | 0 comments

What will it take for you to lead a happy life?

Since my book Raising Happiness was published, I’ve met so many unhappy parents I’ve come to believe there might just be an epidemic of unhappiness in them—especially in the parents of young children. While there probably isn’t an epidemic of depression in parents, I’m pretty sure there IS an epidemic of busyness. Do this little thought experiment with me: imagine that you have some free time—a whole afternoon to yourself. Do you take that time to take a nap and read a good book? To work? To play with a friend? Do you catch up on the laundry, and then take your kids to that newish trampoline place they’ve been begging to go? This short video makes the case for NOT always spending more time with your kids.

© 2013 Christine Carter, Ph.D.

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