Category Archives: Happy Kids

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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Tips for Teaching Kids Communication Skills

A common challenge for kids today is communicating feelings in ways that help instead of hurt. Effective techniques can be learned, and then it’s just a matter of putting these tools into practice. Whether it’s anger, hurt, fear, sadness, or guilt, research tells us that feelings want to come out. Feelings held inside often result […]

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The Gift of Giving

This is the time of year when, ideally, people think about how to help others less fortunate. It’s impossible to turn on the news without seeing the needs of others in your community or elsewhere in the world. Given the difficult parts of the holiday season—extra things to do, children out of school wanting to […]

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Tips to Help Kids Tell the Truth

When parents are asked to name values that they want to instill in their kids, honesty is usually high on the list. If your goal is to build honesty and discourage lying in your children, what’s the best way to do it? If you do catch your child in a lie, what should you do then? […]

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Helping Kids with Fears of War and Terrorism

  These are uncertain, turbulent times, colored as they are by fears about terrorism. As a result, children as well as adults are experiencing higher levels of stress. When a flu bug is going around, conscientious parents make sure that their child is getting plenty of sleep, vitamins, and a healthy diet to build their […]

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Tips to Help Kids Overcome Fears: Kids Songs to the Rescue!

An increasing number of children these days need professional help for any of a number of anxiety disorders. It’s important for parents to remember, though, that almost all kids ages three to ten have fears and phobias related to the dark, monsters, and nightmares, etc. Although these fears are considered “normal” and are typically outgrown, […]

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Top 10 Tips for Going Back to School

Now that summer’s almost over, it’s time to close down the lemonade stands, start weaning away from the electronics and dust off the old backpacks. Did you know that twenty percent of American families move to a new home each year? Half of these moves happen during the summer. When you add to this the […]

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How to Forgive and Forget

A stepfamily came in for help after the parents had a screaming fight that ended badly. The mother’s teenage son stepped in to protect his mom, leading to a shouting and shoving match with his step-dad. The fight didn’t result in any scratches or bruises, but everyone’s feelings were pretty raw. Fortunately, this family had […]

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Top 10 Tools for Surviving Family Vacations

Now that school’s out, everyone wants to play and go on vacation. Having a flashlight and flares for a car trip is a great idea. So is a travel bag of games and fun songs to sing. But what about a repair kit for family feelings? Or a road map to harmony? Even a dream […]

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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 ®


    Winner:

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

    Happy Kids Songs

    For kids 4-8 years of age

  • Some of the Stars!