Hippies had it right: kids need spirituality
Four years ago, two American psychologists put forth a simple question: What do you want for your children? More than 10,000 adults in 48 countries across six continents responded overwhelmingly with one answer: For their children to be happy.
While hardly a surprising answer, what was surprising was that academics knew virtually nothing about what makes children happy.
Kelowna, B.C. psychologist Mark Holder decided to take up the challenge and a study by the University of B.C. professor is showing some surprising results.
Turns out, the hippies were right: Spirituality is a major contributor to children's overall happiness.