So much so, in fact, that a new report says happy tidings can bring kids together.
Happy tidings, it seems, is a favourite pastime among children.
According to a new study published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, children can identify happy events in their own lives by watching happy news stories.
They find the event more memorable, the researchers found, than those events that were not so positive.
Happy news is a popular pastime for children in many cultures.
In the UK, a survey of 2,000 children by the British Association for Research and Therapy of Children (BARTCC) found children enjoy the thrill of happy events and share them with other children.
Children in Ireland also reported enjoying happy news, according to a survey by the Children’s Research Centre at Dublin City University.
However, happy news is not always an appealing topic.
According the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), a majority of children who were asked if they felt happy were unable to name the source of the joy, even though they were aware that happy news was an enjoyable experience.
Happy stories are not only fun, but can also bring a sense of comfort and safety, researchers said.
Happy events can also promote healthy behaviour and foster social and emotional wellbeing, the report said.
“Children who are happy with the news are likely to show a greater willingness to engage with others in social situations,” the report’s authors, from the University of Edinburgh, said.
The study also found children who are unhappy with the events that are reported to them, and the ones that they do not believe are real, tend to be more depressed.
The researchers hope the study will help children understand the joys and sorrows of happy and happy events.
Happy thoughts are not just good for children.
They can help to protect against anxiety and depression, the study said.
It’s also important to understand the importance of these events for children and families, it added.
Children have a special need to share the happiness they experience, the authors said.
These are events that children can enjoy with their parents, siblings, or with friends.
They also create a positive and meaningful social context.
“It is also important that we understand why people are happy or sad about these events and how to best support them to feel better,” they added.
A child can learn about happiness by watching other children, watching news, listening to music, or watching films, according the researchers.
Happy people can also feel better and more relaxed when they have good relationships with other people, the journal said.