The Happiness List

Is your child not looking forward to the end of summer? Is he/she dreading September and the beginning of a new school year? has a great activity that may help you and your kids accentuate the positives of their school day.

The activity suggests “that you can practice remembering good things and feelings, and letting go of bad ones.” To do this have your children write down their five favorite things, activities or feelings from school that day and keep this list somewhere where everyone can see it. This way whenever your child is feeling less then thrilled with school, you can look at the list and talk about all of the positive things they enjoy at school each day.

What are some ways that you help your children appreciate and even enjoy school?