Science of Happiness Explores The Secret to a Happy Family

Disclosure: I am joyfully partnering with SoulPancake in an effort to spread happiness. Regardless, all opinions are 100% my own.

Remember that post I JUST wrote about how our role as a parent correlates with how our kids turn out? Do you wonder if parents and kids really understand each other? SoulPancake is back with their Science of Happiness series and asks this very question in the video, “The Secret to a Happy Family.”

Secret to a Happy Family

Secret to a Happy Family

Do you ever think your kids can sense your emotions? I know that my kids are pretty in touch with how mom is feeling. Even our youngest, who is 4, will walk up and just offer a hug or quick kiss because she just knows. It’s amazing to see how well kids can pick up on the little things their parents dream about or even the daily struggles they face. Watch:

Wow, right?! I had tears in my eyes as I watched. I love how much the kids just seem to get it… even when we think they don’t. The little 8 year old girl? She reminded me so much of my own 10 year old. So smart and intuitive. She is always the best about reminding me just how important that the quality time we spend together matters most. It helps to know they enjoy spending time with us.

Wish I Was Here

Wish I Was Here

You may have heard mention in the video that this particular episode was in collaboration with and inspired by the family dynamics in Zach Braff’s new movie, “Wish I Was Here.” In the movie, Aidan Bloom (Zach Braff) is a 35-year-old man who finds himself at major crossroads, which forces him to examine his life, his career, and his family. To go on a journey to find his purpose in life.

reason to smile family

Personally, I have found myself right in that very spot as well. Especially when it comes to parenting. I desperately want to know that I am doing all I can to make them the best they can be. And, as my mom used to tell me, I just want them to be happy.

Want to win tickets to see “Wish I Was Here?”

SoulPancake is giving away 6 tickets to see “Wish I Was Here.” That’s right! You and 5 guests can see the new movie together. How do you enter? Easy!

Watch the latest Science of Happiness video and find the hidden annotation with the giveaway email address. Send them a message with your secret to a happy family in the body of the email. Winner will be chosen at random.

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