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For Children and Parents. “A Happiness Box”.

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Sometimes when we are sad and confused it can be difficult to know what to do to feel better. It is a good idea to have something to cheer us up when we don’t feel so good. Why don’t you ask a grown up to help you create a “Happiness Box”. You could decorate a shoe box, or use a colourful toy box, or find somewhere you can put some special things in. So, what should go in your box? Something comforting, like a soft toy, maybe a game that you could play, or some colouring in books and pens and pencils. You could ask someone who cares about you, whether that is a mum or dad, big brother, sister, cousin, aunt, uncle, friend, or teacher to help you write down some kind things about yourself to encourage you when you feel sad. They could even write a letter or a note to you that you can keep in your “Happiness Box” for you to read whenever you need to hear some kind words about yourself. You could also ask them to help you find some nice pictures, drawings, photographs, or something cheerful to keep in your box. Maybe even a sweetie or a chocolate too! This will be your own special box, just for you, filled with some of your favourite things to help cheer you up when you need help finding your smile 🙂

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