Ep 70: Why Are Children So Unhappy?


A whole generation of children and teens are desperately unhappy.  A recent survey by the Children’s Society ranked UK children amongst the unhappiest in Europe, although the unhappiness trend is not just a UK phenomenon.

I’ll share my thoughts on why so many children are unhappy and what we can do to reverse this worrying trend.


Here are the highlights:

(00:28) The three reasons your child might be unhappy

(04:31) Life is too fast

(08:49) Never underestimate a good bedtime routine

(15:35) Being outside has a huge impact on wellbeing

(19:24) Set healthy boundaries

(24:04) Encourage your children to problem solve

Find out more and connect with Dr.Maryhan at www.drmaryhan.com

To access the free resources mentioned in this episode visit http://drmaryhan.com/library

To find out how you can help tackle mental health in the UK and support One Million Moments visit http://onemillionmoments.org

To purchase your ticket for my next online talk visit  Supporting Children who Worry at 8pm on 9th November 2022

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