What makes our kids happy?

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Wed 11 October 2017

9 mins

You may know what makes your kids laugh, but what makes them truly happy?

A new national survey by Behind the News has revealed some interesting findings when it comes to the impact of sleep on our children’s happiness, and what they worry about.

Behind the News series producer Nathan Bazley takes us through the initial findings.

If you or your child is struggling and need to talk to someone, you can always call Lifeline on 13 11 14, Beyond Blue on 1300 22 46 36 or Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800.

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