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  • Summary

  • What every parent wants most is for their children to grow into happy, healthy humans, which sound pretty simple, but the reality is that there’s an epidemic of mental ill-health among adolescents and adults. There is no one perfect way to be a parent, but there are steps that you can put in place to create young people who know how to make the most out of their lives. Dr Tim Sharp, Dr Happy, introduces you to the simple daily habits that will help you create an environment that fosters growth and happiness for you and your kids.

    Dr Tim Sharp is a clinical and consulting psychologist with three degrees in psychology and a distinguished career over several decades. He’s Australia’s very own 'Dr Happy' and the founder of The Happiness Institute.

    This original podcast is 10 episodes in total, please begin with “Ep 1: Getting Clear On What Happiness Means to Your Family”.

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Episodes
  • Jul 4 2021

    Happiness looks different to everyone, including your kids. Before jumping into becoming happy, you’ll need to define what happiness means to your family.

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    30 mins
  • Jul 4 2021

    To build healthy and positive relationships, have a plan, be strong, foster hope and optimism and practise gratitude. 

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    19 mins
  • Jul 4 2021

    Meaningful happiness isn’t just about feeling good; it’s about being the best individuals we can be. Creating environments in which your children can learn right from wrong and their own personal values and strengths, and teaching them how to practice this consistently with resilience and grit will set them up to develop character.

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    30 mins

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Didn’t Expect to Learn As Much As I Did

Dr. Sharp’s recommendations were presented logically, so while many of them were “common sense” ideas, he worded them in such a way that created epiphanies. I especially enjoyed hearing his solutions to every day issues.

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"Habits" is not the same as "Good ideas"

In the title and throughout the book, the term "habit" is misused to refer to good concepts to apply, somehow, in order to improve family life in one way or another. Ie., "talk to your children about strengths and positively reinforce their strengths" is a good idea, yes, but it isn't a habit.

Habits are concrete, discrete acts built into routines through endless repetition. I'm almost through chapter 2 and, despite the author referring to more than 20 "habits" per chapter, I have yet to encounter any actual habits. In fat there's been no discussion of habits at all.

There are undoubtedly good ideas here, but the initial promise and draw was immediately broken.

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laughable

This was the most ridiculous explanation of sex and relationships I've ever heard. The narrator didn't help.

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Good

It’s very nice.. I hope many books come with kinds of stuffs.
Thank you for this bolm

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  • Phil Bogdanovski
  • 04-26-22

Even doing it half right, that's good enough!

Having listen to this podcast intently, I've established that we are doing it right a lot of the time and that is good enough.
What I now nee to focus on is the bits where we are slightly off piste!

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  • Simon Thomas
  • 07-12-21

dr happy inspires happiness

i love the positivity in this and love the tips amd techniques to help guide our children. Dr happy teaches the fundamentals for our children to be happy a live happy lives.

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  • Rebecca Ray
  • 07-12-21

Such great advice

As the parent of a toddler and a busy entrepreneur, I so valued this series. I devoured it and loved how easy the habits were to apply to daily life.

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  • 05-17-22

good

A beautiful weaving of history, powerful storying, delightful anecdotes - all in bite size pieces making for easy listening.