How can we teach kids the skills of happiness?
Practical ideas & expert advice to help your child or teen flourish!
20 Expert Interviews · FREE April 8-11, 2019
This summit is for you if you want to help your child or teen:
- Learn lifelong skills to improve happiness and wellbeing
- Cope with the stresses of modern life
- Improve mental and emotional resilience
- Bounce back from anxiety & depression
- Achieve greater academic, social and career success
- Tame the inner critic, self-doubt, fear, negative thinking and "what iffing"
- Learn superpower skills like GRIT and Mindset
- Transform difficult emotions
Meet Your Experts!
Your experts will be discussing how you can help your children live happier, more fulfilling lives through the following themes: Positive Emotions, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, Achievement, Health & Vitality
Day 1 Experts: Positive Emotions, April 8, 2019
Tal Ben-Shahar, PhD
How Kids Can use The Science of Happiness
Michelle Gielan, MAPP
Create Contagious Optimism with Kids
Christine Carter, PhD
Raise joyful, successful, and fulfilled kids
Amy B. Scher
Energy Healing for Anxious Kids
Renee Jain, MAPP
Teaching Kids to "Stress Better"
Day 2 Experts: Engagement & Relationships, April 9, 2019
Justin Coulson, PhD
Parenting Styles to Raise Resilient Kids
Mindful Technology Practices for the Family
Lea Waters, PhD
Strength-based Parenting Strategies
Jane Nelsen, Ed.D.
Positive Discipline for a Positive Outcome
Suzie Pileggi Pawelski, MAPP
The Science of Healthy Family Relationships
Day 3 Experts: Meaning & Achievement, April 10, 2019
Caroline Miller, MAPP
The Science of Effective Goal-Setting
Ger Graus, OBE
Children Can Only Aspire to What They Know Exists
Carin Rockind, MAPP
Guiding Kids to Uncover Purpose & Meaning
Dominic A.A. Randolph
The Keys to Educating Kids on Good Character
Dr. Abdulla Al Karam
The Future of Positive Education
Day 4 Experts: Healty & Vitality, April 11, 2019
Mark Williamson, PhD
Taking Actions for Happiness
Kim West, LCSW-C
Helping Kids Sleep Better and Thrive
Designing your Home for Happiness
Positive Sports Strategies for Kids
Emiliya Z, MAPP
Applying the Science of Vitality to Kids
Daniel J. Siegel, MD
Bonus: Help Kids Cultivate a Yes Brain
Why Happiness is the most important life skill you can teach your child...
The greatest wish any parent has for their child is that they live a happy and fulfilling life.
Yet, most of our efforts tend to focus on academic success and physical health. We teach them the value of working hard, eating well and exercising often. We visit the doctor, dentist, chiropractor, optician without a second thought when a physical problem arises, and we'll contact school when there is a problem with their learning. But when it comes to mental health, we simply don't have the same access to experts.
This is partly because, as parents and teachers, we simply don't have the knowledge, experience or ability to fully understand the issues going on inside our child's mind - and that is if they even choose to share their concerns with us in the first place.
Mental health disorders affect more people than other leading illnesses combined. Depression and anxiety are the greatest burden on our health service.
80% of those receiving treatment for mental health issue, including anxiety and depression, respond to the treatment. But unfortunately, most people (adults and children) never receive any treatment at all.
Yet there is hope: Research shows that happiness can be learned! Positive skills and habits, some of which we will learn at this summit, endow us with the tools to understand our emotions, and can actually *prevent* depression and mental health issues from taking full form.
We can teach our kids (and ourselves!) the skills they need to fend off negative mental health issues before they fully develop. But more than that: we can also give our children the skills to raise their mental wellbeing to a new, positive level that enables them to cope with life's difficulties and helps them flourish, thrive and achieve the health and happiness we hold so sacred.
The Happy Child Summit builds on the science of positive psychology, helps you understand the latest research and gives you the practical tools that you can use and pass on.
The Happy Child Summit will provide the building blocks you need to give your child their greatest gift ever and take the first steps to a life of wellbeing and happiness, meaning and success.
- Renee Jain, Founder of GoZen!
- Laura Coppedge, Director at Live Happy
- Ian Picken FRSA, Founder, Engaging Education & Events
Meet Your Hosts
Renee Jain, MAPP
Renee Jain is one of the nation’s most respected childhood happiness and resilience experts, and the founder of GoZen! She uses her many talents, specialized education, and business acumen in pursuit of her life’s mission: To provide whole-brain education to all children, regardless of where they live or of their families’ socioeconomic background.
Renee earned her Master’s degree in Positive Psychology – the scientific study of optimal human functioning – from the University of Pennsylvania. She is one of fewer than 400 people to attain that degree. She also has been mentored by – and regularly collaborates with – some of the top depression prevention experts in the world.
Science Editor Paula Felps has written about the psychology of happiness for Live Happy since 2014. As host of the popular Live Happy Now weekly podcast, she has interviewed psychologists, scientists, authors and musicians to help listeners better understand the connection between our daily practices and our personal well-being.
She is particularly interested in such topics as the connection between music and mental health, biophilia, and how to create greater happiness in the workplace. In her downtime, she explores happiness by playing with her Boston terrier, Archie, or attending concerts.
Emiliya Zhivotovskaya, MAPP
Positive Psychology expert Emiliya Zhivotovskaya is the CEO and founder of The Flourishing Center, a New York City based Benefit Corporation (B-Corp) that is dedicated to increasing the flourishing of individuals, organizations, and communities worldwide.
One of the most impactful, mood-boosting tools we have in our parenting toolkit is the power of movement, activity and exercise. Emiliya shares the science of human flourishing and how to boost vitality in both the body and mind of your child. It all starts with teaching your child body awareness, and Emiliya shows us simple steps to shift our physiology. From neuroscience to movement, self calming and breathing techniques, you will learn powerful tools to empower your child to move their body to a state of calm.