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„Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being…” – defined the World Health Organisation health in 1948. These days more and more parents and institutions realise the importance and main role of wellbeing in children’s education.

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‘Find what happiness really means to us, thus we can understand what the meaning of life is.’ (Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, the father of ‘flow’)

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Most of us reckon we know what Happiness means, but do we really know what its main components are? The model of theoretical understanding of happiness created by Martin Seligman helps us realise how we can lead a happy life.

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“Learn how to be happy!” We owe this advice to them. Let us see who we are talking about!

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What is positive psychology? When you stumble upon this expression you might immediately think of a smiley emoticon, and might think this division of science could be about nothing else but the examining of positive phenomena, that is, everything that brings happiness and joy into our life.

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Happiness is probably one of the most difficult emotions to define and grasp. Its interpretation varies from culture to culture, era to era, and nation to nation.

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For every human being, happiness is the balm for the soul, the inner motivating power, the foundation of their creativity, the motor of their actions and the real meaning of their life. Happiness in children forms the future, because those who are happy as children can find the purpose of their lives sooner, have goals and are ready to act. They are lively and throw themselves into life with much enthusiasm. Education for happiness is not simply a goal, it is a mission for parents, teachers and governments.

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There is no such thing as a perfect life without any problems. In a struggle-free state of well-being, the body would weaken and the mind would dull. Those who enjoy life to its fullest are the ones who can make the best out of everything they have and not the ones who have the best of all.

Positive Pedagogy combines the science of happiness with traditional education.

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Psychology has been dealing with human behavior for quite a long time, but it has been focusing on researching the factors that make people happy for only a short period of time.

Teaching happiness is possible, owing to the results and findings of positive psychology, and can be introduced to all age groups at educational institutions. Using positive psychology approaches will engage children and young people very fast.