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What is Flourishing?

Keyes, C.L.M. (2007). Promoting and protecting mental health as flourishing: a complementary strategy for improving national mental health. American Psychologist, 62(2): 95-108.

 

Character strengths

Edwards, O.W. & Taub, G.E. (2009). A conceptual pathways model to promote positive youth development in children raised by their grandparents. School Psychology Quarterly, 24(3): 160-172.

Fox Eades, J.M. (2008). Celebrating Strengths: Building Strengths-based Schools. UK: CAPP Press.

Hamilton, D.R. (2010). Why Kindness is Good for You. Hay House.

Park, N. & Peterson, C. (2008). Positive psychology and character strengths: Application to strengths-based school counseling. Professional School Counseling, 12(2): 85-92.

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Seligman, M.E.P., Steen, T.A., Park, N., & Peterson, C. (2005). Positive psychology progress: Empirical validation of interventions. American Psychologist, 60(5): 410-421.

 

Confidence

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Craig, C. (2007). Creating Confidence: A Handbook for professionals working with young people. Glasgow: The Centre for Confidence and Well-being.

Frankl, V. (2004). Man’s Search for Meaning. London: Rider.

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Hoeltje, C.O., Zubrick, S.R., Silburn, S.R., & Garton, A.F. (1996). Generalized Self-Efficacy: Family and Adjustment Correlates. Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, 25(4): 446-453.

Muris, P. (2002). Relationships between self-efficacy and symptoms of anxiety disorders and depression in a normal adolescent sample. Personality and Individual Differences, 32: 337-348.

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Pajares, F. (2005). Self-efficacy during childhood and adolescence. Implications for teachers and parents. In: Self-Efficacy Beliefs of Adolescents. Greenwich, Connecticut: Information Age Publishing.

Parenting SA & Centre for Parenting (2006). Self-esteem: Parent Easy Guide 28. Government of South Australia.

Seefeldt, C. (2005). Self-Efficacy (link no longer active).

 

Creativity

Watson, A. & Barker, Y. (2006). Arts matters summary: How the arts can help meet the needs of children and young people. Newcastle upon Tyne: Arts Council England.

Brockman, M.S. & Russell, S.T. (2009) Creativity (link no longer active).

Child Day Care Learning Center. How to encourage creativity in your child (link no longer active).

Cropley, A.J. (1990). Creativity and Mental Health in Everyday Life. Creativity Research Journal, 3(3): 167-178.

Daykin, N., Orme, J., Evans, D., Salmon, D., McEachran, M., & Brain, S. (2008). The Impact of Participation in Performing Arts on Adolescent Health and Behaviour - A Systematic Review of the Literature. Journal of Health Psychology, 13(2) 251-264.

Department for Children, Schools and Families (2007). Effective practice: Creativity and Critical Thinking.

Duffy, B. (2007). All About...Messy Play. Department for Children, Schools and Families.

Farmer, D. (2010). http://www.dramaresource.com/ (accessed 8 June 2016).

Furey, B. (2006). Can creative projects improve the language and literacy skills of our pupils? Research Summary from the Teacher Research Conference 2006.

Gordon, A.W. (2009). 4 Ways to Encourage Creativity in Children (link no longer active).

Hallam, S. (2009). The power of music: its impact on the intellectual, social and personal development of children and young people.

Learning and Teaching Scotland & the IDES Network (2004). Creativity Counts - Portraits of Practice. Glasgow: Learning and Teaching Scotland.

Lerner, C. & Ciervo, L.A. (2002). Getting in Tune - The Powerful Influence of Music on Young Children’s Development. Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families.

Mynard, S. (2005). Drama in the Early Years (link no longer active).

Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency. National Curriculum, guidance on Creativity. This information is now archived at: http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20100823130703/http://curriculum.qcda.gov.uk/key-stages-1-and-2/learning-across-the-curriculum/creativity/whatiscreativity/index.aspx (accessed 8 June 2016).

Quin, E., Redding, E., & Frazer, L. (2007). Dance Science Research Report - The effects of an eight-week creative dance program on the physiological and psychological status of 11-14 year old adolescents: An experimental study. Hampshire Dance and Laban.

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Eating for wellbeing

Eisenberg, M.E., Olson, R.E., Neumark-Sztainer, D., Story, M., & Bearinger, L.H. (2004). Correlations between family meals and psychosocial well-being among adolescents. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 158: 792-796.

Fiese, B.H. (2006). Family Routines and Rituals. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Food Standards Agency (FSA). http://www.food.gov.uk/ (accessed 8 June 2016). Much of the FSA's consumer advice is now on the NHS Choices website: http://www.nhs.uk/LiveWell/Goodfood/Pages/Goodfoodhome.aspx (accessed 8 June 2016).

Gallup, S.L., Syracuse, C.J., & Oliveri, M.S. (2003). What the Research Tells Us About Family Meals. Family and Consumer Sciences, Ohio State University Extension.

Goodman, R.F. Developing Healthy Eating Behaviors (link no longer active).

Hart, K.H., Herriot, A., Bishop, J.A., & Truby, H. (2003). Promoting healthy diet and exercise patterns amongst primary school children: a qualitative investigation of parental perspectives. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 16: 89-96.

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Patrick, H. & Nicklas, T.A. (2005). A Review of Family and Social Determinants of Children's Eating Patterns and Diet Quality. Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 24(2), 83-92.

Scaglioni, S., Salvioni, M., & Galimberti, C. (2008). Influence of parental attitudes in the development of children eating behaviour. British Journal of Nutrition, 99 (Suppl. 1): S22-S25.

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (2010). Management of Obesity: A national clinical guideline.

The Center for Mindful Eating (2006). http://thecenterformindfuleating.org/ (accessed 8 June 2016).

 

Emotional balance

Barnes, J. (2005). "You could see it on their faces..." The importance of provoking smiles in schools. Health Education, 105(5): 392-400.

Children, Youth and Women's Health Service (2009). Managing your feelings, http://www.cyh.com/HealthTopics/HealthTopicDetailsKids.aspx?p=335&np=287&id=1580 (accessed 8 June 2016). Government of South Australia.

Fredrickson, B.L. (1998). What Good are Positive Emotions? Review of General Psychology, 2(3): 300-319.

Fredrickson, B.L. (2003). The Value of Positive Emotions. American Scientist, 91: 330-335.

Fredrickson, B.L. (2009). Positivity. New York: Crown Publishers.

KidsMatter, Information Resources, http://www.kidsmatter.edu.au/primary/resources-schools (accessed 8 June 2016). Commonwealth of Australia.

 

Good relationships

Bavolek, S.J. Developing Empathy in Families. The Nurturing Parenting Programs.

Headroom (2006). Problem-solving. (link no longer active as Headroom has closed).

Covey, S.R. (2004). The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teenagers. London: Simon and Schuster.

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Mehrabian, A. (1971). Silent Messages. Belmont, California: Wadsworth.

NSPCC (2009). Listening to Children: Improving communication with your child.

Parlakian, R. & Lerner, C. (2009, updated Feb 2016). Tips on Helping Your Child Develop Empathy, https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/5-how-to-help-your-child-develop-empathy (accessed 8 June 2016).

 

Happy babies & toddlers

Department for Children, Schools and Families (2007). Effective Practice: Health and Well-being.

Ferber, S.G., Feldman, R., & Makhoul, I.R. (2008). The development of maternal touch across the first year of life. Early Human Development, 84: 363-370.

Gerhardt, S. (2004). Why Love Matters: how affection shapes a baby’s brain. London: Routledge.

Invest in Kids (2010). Note: Invest in Kids has closed - some information still available at http://parents2parents.ca/cpt (accessed 8 June 2016).

Jean, A.D.L., Stack, D.M., & Fogel, A. (2009). A longitudinal investigation of maternal touching across the first 6 months of life: Age and context effects. Infant Behavior and Development, 32: 344-349.

Lewis, S.N., West, A.F., Stein, A., Malmberg, L-E., Bethell, K., Barnes, J., Sylva, K., Leach, P., & The Families, Children and Child Care (FCCC) project team. (2008). A comparison of father-infant interaction between primary and non-primary care giving fathers. Child: care, health and development, 35(2): 199-207.

Lexmond, J. & Reeves, R. (2009). Parents are the principal architects of a fairer society. Building Character. London: Demos.

National Scientific Council on the Developing Child (2004). Young Children Develop in an Environment of Relationships: Working Paper No. 1.

Schmidt, M.E., Pempek, T.A., Kirkorian, H.L., Lund, A.F., & Anderson, D.R. (2008). The Effects of Background Television on the Toy Play Behavior of Very Young Children. Child Development, 79(4): 1137-1151.

Steele, H. (2002). State of the art: Attachment. The Psychologist, 15(10): 518-522.

Underdown, A., Barlow, J., Chung, V., & Stewart-Brown, S. (2006). Massage intervention for promoting mental and physical health in infants aged under six months. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 4.

Understanding Childhood, Leaflets, http://www.understandingchildhood.net/our-leaflets/ (accessed 8 June 2016). Child Psychotherapy Trust.

Waters, E. & Cummings, E.M. (2000). A Secure Base From Which To Explore Close Relationships. Child Development, 71: 164-172.

YoungMinds (2003). Tuning into our babies: The importance of the relationship between parents and their babies and toddlers. London: YoungMinds.

 

Mindfulness

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Flaxman, G. & Flook, L. Brief Summary of Mindfulness Research, http://marc.ucla.edu/workfiles/pdfs/MARC-mindfulness-research-summary.pdf (accessed 8 June 2016).

Fontana, D. & Slack, I. (1997). Teaching Meditation to children: The Practical Guide to the Use and Benefits of Meditation Techniques. Boston: Element.

Hooker, K.E. & Fodor, I.E. (2008). Teaching Mindfulness to Children. Gestalt Review, 12(1): 75-91.

Kabat-Zinn, J. (1990). Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness. New York: Delacorte.

Kabat-Zinn, M. & Kabat-Zinn, J. (1997). Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting. New York: Hyperion.

Mental Health Foundation. http://www.bemindful.co.uk/ (accessed 8 June 2016).

Mindful Schools (2010). http://www.mindfulschools.org/ (accessed 8 June 2016).

Saltzman, A. (2009). http://www.stillquietplace.com/ (accessed 8 June 2016).

 

Physical activity for wellbeing

Allender, S., Cowburn, G., & Foster, C. (2006). Understanding participation in sport and physical activity among children and adults: a review of qualitative studies. Health Education Research, 21(6): 826-835.

Fox, K.R. (1999). The influence of physical activity on mental well-being. Public Health Nutrition, 2(3a): 411-418.

Holder, M.D., Coleman, B., & Sehn, Z.L. (2009). The contribution of active and passive leisure to children's well-being. Journal of Health Psychology, 14(3): 378-386.

Maller, C., Townsend, M., Pryor, A., Brown, P., & St Leger, L. (2005). Healthy nature healthy people: 'contact with nature' as an upstream health promotion intervention for populations. Health Promotion International, 21(1): 45-54.

Priest, P. (2007). The Healing Balm Effect: Using a Walking Group to Feel Better. Journal of Health Psychology, 12(1): 36-52.

Public Health Agency of Canada (2002). Canada's Physical Activity Guide to Healthy Active Living.

Rees, R., Kavanagh, J., Harden, A., Shepherd, J., Brunton, G., Oliver, S., & Oakley, A. (2006). Health Education Research, 21(6): 806-825.

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Scottish Natural Heritage. http://www.snh.gov.uk/ (accessed 8 June 2016).

Tucker, P. & Gilliland, J. (2007). The effect of season and weather on physical activity: A Systematic Review. Public Health, 121(12), 909-922.

Whitelaw, S., Swift, J., Goodwin, A., & Clark, D. (2008). Physical Activity and Mental Health: the role of physical activity in promoting mental wellbeing and preventing mental health problems - An Evidence Briefing. Edinburgh, NHS Health Scotland.

 

Positive attitudes

Gratitude

Froh, J.J., Kashdan, T.B., Ozimkowski, K.M., & Miller, N. (2009). Who benefits the most from a gratitude intervention in children and adolescents? Examining positive affect as a moderator. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 4(5): 408-422.

Froh, J.J., Sefick, W.J., & Emmons, R.A. (2008). Counting blessings in early adolescents: An experimental study of gratitude and subjective well-being. Journal of School Psychology, 46: 213-233.

Froh, J.J., Yurkewicz, C., & Kashdan, T.B. (2009). Gratitude and subjective well-being in early adolescence: Examining gender differences. Journal of Adolescence, 32: 633-650.

National Association of School Psychologists (2009). Fostering an Attitude of Gratitude: Tips for Parents. Communiqué Handout, 38(3).

Seligman, M.E.P. (2003). Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfilment. London: Nicholas Brealey Publishing.

Optimism

Headroom (2009). Optimism (link no longer active as Headroom has closed).

Mental Health Foundation of Australia (2005). Optimism, http://www.embracethefuture.org.au/resiliency/optimism.htm (accessed 8 June 2016).

Miller, D.N., Gilman, R., & Martens, M.P. (2008). Wellness Promotion in the Schools: Enhancing Students’ Mental and Physical Health. Psychology in the Schools, 45(1): 5-15.

More4Kids (2010). Parenting and Raising Optimistic Kids, http://www.more4kids.info/490/parenting-and-raising-optimistic-kids/ (accessed 8 June 2016).

Quayle, D., Dziurawiec, S., Roberts, C., Kane, R., & Ebsworthy, G. (2001). The Effect of an Optimism and Lifeskills Program on Depressive Symptoms in Preadolescence. Behaviour Change, 18(4): 194-203.

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Sara, H. (2009). Optimistic carers and children: Pathways to confidence and wellbeing. Research in Practice series, Early Childhood Australia Inc, 16(3).

Seligman, M.E.P. (1996). The Optimistic Child: A Proven Program to Safeguard Children Against Depression and Build Lifelong Resilience. USA: HarperPerennial.

 

Resilience

Atkinson, P.A., Martin, C.R., & Rankin, J. (2009). Resilience Revisited. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 16: 137-145.

Benard, B. (1991). Fostering Resiliency in Kids: Protective Factors in the Family, School and Community. National Resilience Resource Center.

Children, Youth and Women's Health Service (2009). Resilience - Don't let things get you down, http://www.cyh.com/HealthTopics/HealthTopicDetailsKids.aspx?p=335&np=287&id=1758 (accessed 8 June 2016). Government of South Australia.

Cohn, M.A., Fredrickson, B.L., Brown, S.L., Mikels, J.A., & Conway, A.M. (2009). Happiness Unpacked: Positive Emotions Increase Life Satisfaction by Building Resilience. Emotion, 9(3): 361–368.

Condly, S.J. (2006). Resilience in Children: A Review of the Literature With Implications for Education. Urban Education, 41(3): 211-236.

Glover, J. (2009). Bouncing back: How can resilience be promoted in vulnerable children and young people? Barnardo's.

Grotberg, E.H. (1995). A Guide to Promoting Resilience in Children: Strengthening the Human Spirit. From the Early Childhood Development Practice and Reflection series, Bernard Van Leer Foundation.

McGrath, H. & Noble, T. (2006). http://www.bounceback.com.au/ (accessed 8 June 2016).

Mental Health Foundation of Australia (2005). http://www.embracethefuture.org.au/ (accessed 8 June 2016).

Mills, R., Dunham, R., & Alpert, G. (1988). Working with high risk youth in prevention and early intervention programmes: Towards a comprehensive wellness model. Adolescence, 23(91): 643-660.

Newman, T. (2002). Promoting Resilience: A Review of Effective Strategies for Child Care Services. Exeter: Centre for Evidence-Based Social Services, University of Exeter.

Newman, T. (2004). What works in building resilience? Barnardo's.

Noble, T. & McGrath, H. (2005). Emotional Growth: Helping children and families 'bounce back'. Australian Family Physician, 34(9): 749-752.

Parenting SA & Centre for Parenting (2006). Coping Skills (resilience): Parent Easy Guide 18. Government of South Australia.

Prince-Embury, S. (2006). Translating Resiliency Theory for Assessment and Application in Schools. Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 23(1): 4-10.

Stewart, M., Reid, G., & Mangham, C. (1997). Fostering Children's Resilience. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 12(1): 21-31.

 

Sense of purpose

Covey, S.R. (2004). The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teenagers. London: Simon and Schuster.

Damon, W., Menon, J., & Bronk, K.C. (2003). The Development of Purpose During Adolescence. Applied Developmental Science, 7(3): 119-128.

Frankl, V. (2004). Man’s Search for Meaning. London: Rider.

French, S. & Joseph, S. (1999). Religiosity and its association with happiness, purpose in life and self-actualisation. Mental health, Religion & Culture, 2(2): 117-120.

Sayles, M.L. (1995). Adolescents’ purpose in life and engagement in risky behaviours: Differences by gender and ethnicity. Dissertation Abstracts International, 55: 2727.

Van Dyke, C.J. & Elias, M.J. (2007). How forgiveness, purpose, and religiosity are related to the mental health and well-being of youth: A review of the literature. Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 10(4): 395-415.

Wong, Y.J., Rew, L., & Slaikeu, K.D. (2006). A Systematic Review of Recent Research on Adolescent Religiosity/Spirituality and Mental Health. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 27: 161-183.

 

Further reading

Baylis, N.V.K. (2005). Learning from Wonderful Lives. Cambridge: Burlington Press.

Baylis, N.V.K. (2009). The Rough Guide to Happiness: Practical steps to all-round well-being. UK: Rough Guides.

Ben-Shahar, T. (2007). Happier. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Covey, S.R. (2004). The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. London: Simon and Schuster.

Covey, S.R. (2004). The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teenagers. London: Simon and Schuster.

Craig, C. (2007). Creating Confidence: A Handbook for professionals working with young people. Glasgow: The Centre for Confidence and Well-being.

Fox Eades, J.M. (2008). Celebrating Strengths: Building Strengths-based Schools. UK: CAPP Press.

Frankl, V. (2004). Man’s Search for Meaning. London: Rider.

Fredrickson, B. (2009). Positivity. New York: Crown Publishers.

Gerhardt, S. (2004). Why Love Matters: how affection shapes a baby’s brain. London: Routledge.

Hamilton, D.R. (2010). Why Kindness is Good for You. London: Hay House.

Kabat-Zinn, J. (1994). Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life. New York: Hyperion.

Leimon, A. & McMahon, G. (2009). Positive Psychology For Dummies. Chichester: Wiley.

Lyubomirsky, S. (2008) The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want. Penguin.

Seligman, M.E.P. (1996). The Optimistic Child: A Proven Program to Safeguard Children Against Depression and Build Lifelong Resilience. USA: HarperPerennial.

Seligman, M.E.P. (2003). Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfilment. London: Nicholas Brealey Publishing.

Zeckhausen, D. (2008) Full Mouse, Empty Mouse - A Tale of Food and Feelings. Magination Press, Washington DC, American Psychological Association.

 

 

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