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Our Children Deserve to be More Than Just Happy

“‘I just want my kids to be happy.’ We hear it all the time, and it sounds reasonable. If you’ve made this statement before, it was no doubt said with love and the best possible intentions. However, is it what we really mean? And is it sabotaging our kids’ opportunities to have a fulfilling, purposeful life?

Mr Kiel Brown is a provisional psychologist at Wesley College in Perth. Outside of school hours, he lives and works in the Wesley College Boarding House. He is literally surrounded by adolescents 24 hours a day. He says, ‘Happiness is an important part of the goal for our kids, but it doesn’t have to be the goal.'”

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