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Growing Happy Kids

Maureen Healy

Maureen Healy, a spiritual teacher with twenty years of experience as a child development expert, literally traveled the world from the Bronx to the base of the Himalayas to learn the connection between inner confidence and lasting happiness, and she shares that wealth of knowledge in Growing Happy Kids. Combining her Buddhist training, her background in child psychology, and the latest scientific research, Maureen shares her revolutionary model that defines inner confidence and cultivates a child's sense of optimism and connection. She explores each part of her system, which she called The Five Building Blocks of Confidence, with the mind of a scientist, yet the softness of a real parent who wants to raise strong, happy children. By using those building blocks - biology, beliefs, emotions, social, and spiritual - parents, teachers, and anyone who touches the life of a child can gain the skills necessary to foster happy kids who are strong, self-reliant, and confident.

Maureen Healy is an award-winning author and leader in the field of children’s emotional health. Growing Happy Kids, won the Nautilus Book Award and Reader’s Favorite in 2014. She also writes a popular blog for Psychology Today, and has contributed to the PBS series, This Emotional Life.

With more than 15 years of global experience, Maureen continues to work with parents and children directly. Currently, her mentoring program helping children grow emotionally healthy and happier has participants worldwide. 

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