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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


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💚 Join our campaign One Million Moments to reduce the number of children struggling with mental health challenges from 17% to 10% by 2025.

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