What really makes kids happy

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  • As parents, we all spend huge amounts of time trying to make our kids happy. Quality time together, stimulating activities, new toys, days out…

    But what is it that kids these days really need to make them happy?

    We asked our Facebook users to see what made their kids happy and here’s what they said…

    Jenny Davies
    My eight-year-old daughter said ‘people saying rude things.’
    My five-year-old son said ‘giving you (as in me, his Mummy) kisses & cuddles.’

    Shelly Price
    My son aged five says ‘when you tell me good things and get me good things and dont tell me off.’

    Katy Eady-Motton
    Harriet (aged four) said ‘my pillows.’
    Joseph (aged nine today) said ‘my family.’

    Nada Wilson
    My youngest Ben, who is four, said that kisses make him happy.

    Amanda J Astbury
    Spending time with friends and family she says age 13.

    Heather Playdon
    My five year old says ‘Going to school.’

    Clair Heath
    Chocolate and her little sister – aged five (Woody – aged two).

    Stacy Hammond
    My four-year-old said mommy and daddy.
    My 13-year-old said going out with her friends.

    Sharon Leavy
    My nine-year-old says ice cream, the dog, friends and reading. And getting good stuff.

    Carla-Gayle Van Heerden
    My best friends (age seven girl).

    Tracey Vakarian Haynes
    Monster High and her family ( from a Monster High obsessed seven-year-old).

    Tracey Druce
    Charlotte: scooter, James: Nintendo DS

    Suzzanne Emson
    My son, aged ten said ‘My friends and family!’

    Fran Garland-Rooney
    My little girl of 11 loves to listen to One Direction and my little son likes watching Matt Smith of Dr Who.

    Lorna Johnston
    Me (mum) makes my Daughter happy (nine).

    Kerri Sullivan
    Mcdonalds as a treat (think they are hoping) son and daughter aged three and four.

    Lisa Taylor
    Henry aged five – cuddles.

    Anne Alblas
    Lord of the Rings extended version (17-year-old!):-).

    Marie McKay
    My 17-year-old said music and computer games lol.

    Mel Clark
    My five-year-old son said mummy and the dogs.

    Catherine Atkinson
    My 15-year-old lad said getting all my papers done (he has 400 to deliver over three nights).
    His 18-year-old sister said the weekend.

    Julie Bridezilla Weston-Wilkes
    My 11-year-old daughter says ‘Friends and family’ and my 12-year-old son says ‘food’ lol.

    Sonja Izaguirre
    My 12-year-old’s immediate response was ‘Harry Potter, chocolate and doughnuts!’

    Julie Berwick
    My two girls aged three and five-years-old both said their furbys lol.

    Sam Schofield
    My seven-year-old says playing makes her happy my 5 year old says playing with her friends

    Jalila Djelassi
    Two daughters said JLS, one of my sons said football, my eldest daughter said Minions (from Despicable Me )

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