The Happy Kid Handbook on FOX NEWS Health


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I’m back from a whirlwind trip of speaking at schools and media appearances to spread the word about The Happy Kid Handbook and, more importantly, to discuss childhood stress and taking back childhood. I met countless amazing parents along the way and we had some very lively discussions about helping our kids thrive.

Stay tuned for an upcoming post on the power of play – specifically higher level play (what it means and why your kids need it).

In the meantime, I wanted to share one of my favorite clips from the past week. I stopped by FOX NEWS Health in NYC and had a great chat about the importance of letting kids be kids. I hope you enjoy it!

Before you go…it is November and November brings gratitude – this week on PBS Parents I shared some strategies for promoting gratitude all year long. Check out, “For Greater Happiness, Teach Gratitude“.


Sending happy thoughts your way!

About Katie

Katie Hurley is a Child, Adolescent, and Family Psychotherapist and Parenting Expert in Los Angeles, CA. She works in private practice in the South Bay area of Los Angeles, writes for PBS Parents, Washington Post Parents, and the Huffington Post. She is the author of "The Happy Kid Handbook: How to Raise Joyful Children in a Stressful World" (Tarcher/Penguin, 2015) and "No More Mean Girls: The Secret to Raising Strong, Confident, and Compassionate Girls" (Penguin Random House, 2018)