Story and Co
My Happy Book- By Jo Zammit
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Do you need a WHY? YES—of course you do! And so does every kid. Why should we wait until we’re adults to discover what we’re passionate about in life? I believe it is vital to develop the strengths, passions, and interests of every child. By doing so, we not only;
✓ increase self-esteem
✓ reduce anxiety
✓ support emotional intelligence
✓ social and emotional development
It is really simple. When people follow their passions, live a life of purpose, and practice gratitude, they focus on their goals and strengthen their impact. Can you imagine how amazing it would be if we were all able to focus on living the life of our dreams from a deeply centered purpose? My guess is that the world would be filled with more gratitude and love and that every person would know their strengths and be connected to their passions.
Everywhere we look our education systems are focusing on the highest marks, the biggest pay cheque, and are failing to teach our next generation about self-love, compassion, gratitude, and empathy. Clearly, this just isn’t going to cut it!
As adults, we CRAVE the skills that help make coping with life’s ups and downs a little easier, so, what if we could equip our children with the knowledge to be more resilient, confident, and grateful?
When you know your children’s strengths then you also learn what makes them tick, how they think, and how they respond. This same information is equally as important for teachers to know. Although you personally may struggle with mathematics and logic, you might excel in English and speaking and writing— so why not use the principles of speaking and reading and writing and apply that understanding to mathematics?
Not only will this make your, and your children’s, learning that much easier, but also more enjoyable.