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Kindness Key to Happiness and Acceptance for Children

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Kindness Key to Happiness and Acceptance for Children

Children can sometimes find it difficult to express their emotions. There has been a study that proves children who perform acts of kindness are happier.

"In the study, published December 26 by PLOS ONE, researchers examined how to boost happiness in students aged 9 to 11 years. Four hundred students from Vancouver elementary schools were asked to report on their happiness and to identify which of their classmates they would like to work with on school activities. Half of the students were asked by their teachers to perform acts of kindness -- like sharing their lunch or giving their mom a hug when she felt stressed -- and half were asked to keep..."

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South Korea Focuses On Happiness

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South Korea Focuses On Happiness

It's very nice to see how happiness is slowly becoming a bigger focus in life. We all try our best to be successful at whatever we do, whether it be a teacher, a business man, a president etc. Though it's important to remember, happiness plays a big role in the overall success of ones life, regardless of where you are in the world.

" "Overall, national growth in the past did not secure a virtuous cycle of happiness of the people,” said Dr. Lee. “Despite national economic growth, anxiety about the future because of growth stagnation and social polarization makes individuals feel..."

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New Project Examines Use Of Mindfulness Therapy In Preventing Drug Abuse Relapse Among Young Adults

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New Project Examines Use Of Mindfulness Therapy In Preventing Drug Abuse Relapse Among Young Adults

Mindfulness does not have to be taken up in life once things aren't looking as positive as one would have hoped. If an individual adopts mindfulness as soon as possible, they are a adopting preventative therapy. 

"A research project at the University of Illinois is examining the use of mindfulness therapy in preventing drug abuse relapse among marginalized young adults.

Jordan Davis, a doctoral student in social work at the U. of I., has been awarded a $100,000 grant by the National Institute on Drug Abuse to study the effectiveness of Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention at helping young adults stay sober after substance use treatment. The institute is a unit within the National Institutes of Health..."

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Students As Young As Five Doing Daily Meditation

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Students As Young As Five Doing Daily Meditation

There are many benefits to children adopting meditation at an early age. Even children undergo stress during their lives and knowing how to relax and think mindfully is the first step...

"Students as young as five are doing daily meditation in class as the mindfulness movement sweeps Victorian schools. Wellbeing workers are becoming more common as schools integrate mental health into learning to improve student wellbeing, grades and social skill..."

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When Downward Dog Is on the Syllabus: Why Schools Are Embracing Yoga

Children/Young adults have a lot of potential in them. Maximising the energy they have during school hours can really put them on track to a successful life. One of the ways schools are increasing the energy within an educational environment is through embracing yoga. 

"In the 15 years since, Bent On Learning has seen yoga in the classroom grow beyond those 10 schools. They are now bringing the practice to 3,500 students around the city and find the demand for classes growing faster than they can keep up. Program manager Kristin Lalka estimates that..." 

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