Category Archives: Happy Kids

Helping Kids with Silly Fears and Negative Thinking

True story: Last week I saw a family from Brazil. The parents shared that their nine-year-old daughter thought she had “worms in her head.” As it turned out, they explained that this is simply an expression in Portuguese that describes a situation where you can’t get rid of bad thoughts. She was worried and couldn’t stop thinking about […]

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Tragic Effects of Bullying When Bystanders Don’t “Stand Up”

Time Magazine reported yesterday that yet another victim of bullying has killed himself. Thirteen-year-old Daniel Fitzpatrick of Staten Island, New York committed suicide after making a number of futile attempts to get his school to protect him from constant bullying by classmates. His father wrote “No parent should have to bury their child. No child […]

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Elementary School Musical Showcase

A scruffy old dog stumbles onto the school playground and seems to be deathly ill. Fido’s family can’t afford a vet, so a group of six kids mobilize to get help for him and set off on a wild adventure. One child is in possession of a new (yet to be released) iGadget, another has […]

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The Magic of Music

Music has an almost magical capacity to touch our souls and elicit strong feelings. For adults, an old tune or two can trigger a walk down memory lane. It can be used for clients needing to grieve the loss of a loved one. For teens in therapy, asking them about their favorite songs and artists […]

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Social & Emotional Learning Improves Academics

Glance up to the upper left corner of this page and you’ll see a little orange balloon with some words that say: HAPPY KIDS LEARN BETTER! It may come as no surprise that this concept is so central a theme to my work and to this website. Happy Kids Songs and activities have been specifically designed for kids hearts and minds! […]

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Talk It Out

A new article was published today about research on families and communication. In a nutshell, it emphasizes how helpful it can be for  kids to talk their problems out, and how parents benefit from seeing such interactions. “When children fight with their siblings, they learn important lessons, such as how to settle, negotiate, and compromise. They begin to […]

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Teaching Emotional Intelligence

Here’s an excellent article about emotional intelligence that is a favorite of mine. You can either read it here or go to the following link for the original article in the New York Times. Can Emotional Intelligence Be Taught?   By JENNIFER KAHN One day last spring, James Wade sat cross-legged on the carpet and called […]

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Should I Spank My Child?

The majority of psychologists, researchers and parenting experts have come to the same conclusion: spanking and other forms of physical discipline can pose serious risks to children. The American Psychological Association discourages any form of physical punishment, seeing it as both harmful and unnecessary. Thirty countries in the world have banned physical punishment of children, […]

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How to Parent Strong-Willed Children

When people are asked what they most value and cherish, the overwhelming majority say the same thing: their family. Parents are deeply committed to doing what is best for their kids but, at the same time, may lack the knowledge or skills to do so. This can be particularly challenging when parenting bright, spirited, strong-willed […]

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Too Much Family Closeness?

Parents are bombarded with advice these days about building strong bonds of attachment with their children. It’s natural for loving parents to want to feel close to their kids, but is there such a thing as too much family closeness? Too much involvement or connection? Studies on families It turns out that an important key […]

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  • The music is so inviting and upbeat, kids may not notice it’s teaching them a thing or two as they bop to the beats.


    - Parenting Magazine

  • I highly recommend this creative and entertaining way to give children life-long tools for getting along! Fabulous full-production music for the souls of children and families.


    - Jack Canfield, Co-Author, Chicken Soup for the Soul ®


    • Mom’s Choice Award
    • iParenting Award
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    • The National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval
    • Dr. Toy’s 100 Best Children's Products 2015
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    • and numerous other awards

    Happy Kids Songs

    For kids 4-8 years of age

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