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||The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness: Five Steps to Help Create and Sustain Lifelong Joy
||This book provides a refreshing look at what children really need to grow into happy adults. Author Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. argues that kids do not need straight A's, a crammed schedule or even a traditional family to become contented adults. What children need are unconditional love and the opportunity to revel in the magic and play of childhood. For the best chance of future happiness, Hallowell says, they need five basic tenets: to feel connected, to play, to practice, attain mastery and receive recognition.
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