Story & Co.My Happy Book is a self-development book by Jo Zammit for kids and their parents to unleash their gifts, passions & coping strategies for life!
Do you need a WHY? YES—of course you do! And so does every kid. Why should we wait until we’re adults to discover what we’re passionate about in life? I believe it is vital to develop the strengths, passions, and interests of every child. By doing so, we not only;
*support emotional intelligence
*social and emotional development
It is really simple. When people follow their passions, live a life of purpose, and practise gratitude, they focus on their goals and strengthen their impact. Can you imagine how amazing it would be if we were all able to focus on living the life of our dreams from a deeply centred purpose? My guess is that the world would be filled with more gratitude and love and that every person would know their strengths and be connected to their passions.
Everywhere we look our education systems are focusing on the highest marks, the biggest paycheque, and are failing to teach our next generation about self-love, compassion, gratitude, and empathy. Clearly, this just isn’t going to cut it!
As adults, we CRAVE the skills that help make coping with life’s ups and downs a little easier, so, what if we could equip our children with the knowledge to be more resilient, confident, and grateful?
When you know your children’s strengths then you also learn what makes them tick, how they think, and how they respond. This same information is equally as important for teachers to know. Although you personally may struggle with mathematics and logic, you might excel in English and speaking and writing— so why not use the principles of speaking and reading and writing and apply that understanding to mathematics?
Not only will this make your, and your children’s, learning that much easier, but also more enjoyable.
This book has five parts and will take you on a journey of self-discovery, teach you how to appreciate your surroundings, learn from hardships, focus on the positive, and find activities to help you jump right into your passion project.
Chapter 1: All about me
Chapter 2: All about others
Chapter 3: The rainbows
Chapter 4: The lessons
Chapter 5: The road map
It is for ages 3 - 15 years. Ages 3-8 years will be guided by parents and 8-15 years can be self directed. But most adults will love to learn a lot of these strategies for their personal development too.
How should we use the book:
It is a self development book, packed with practical information, activities and templates with a journal feel to it, all rolled into one! You can use your happy book however you feel it works best for you. You can draw, doodle, paste pictures, colour—whatever! This is your book and it is all about you. Keep it close to you, schedule time to work on it, and remember to go back and read it to see how far you’ve come and remember all of the wonderful things about you.
I hope you realise how AMAZING you are and that the world needs you.
AUTHOR: JO ZAMMIT, AUSTRALIA