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10 Easy Mood Boosters for Kids

By Lori Garcia |

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” ~Dalai Lama

You know some days it can all just go wrong?  We wake up late, stub our toe, realize we’re out of coffee, have a bad hair day, get in our car on empty, sit in gridlock, and return home only to find a jury summons in the mailbox? Yeah, those days are enough to ruin anybody’s mood.

Well our kids have days like that too sometimes, only theirs usually involve being over-tired and/or irritated we erased 16 episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants off the DVR.

Since your little grumpasaurus is in need of some cheering up, there are some quick and easy ways to help turn that frown upside down!

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Ways to Cheer Up a Grumpy Kid - Bad Mood Busters

Giggle it, just a little bit

Mad Libs are a quick and classic way to let the sillies fly.
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Lori Garcia

Lori Garcia is a writer and mother of two living and loving in Southern California. When she's not fussing with her bangs, you can find her shaking her groove thing on her personal blog, Mommyfriend where she almost never combines true tales of motherhood and mayhem with her degree in child development. Read bio and latest posts → Read Lori's latest posts →

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2 thoughts on “10 Easy Mood Boosters for Kids

  1. AG says:

    These are some really good tips on boosting your child’s mood. I have tried the apple and peanut butter thing, it works wonders. Also, just going outside changes their mood almost instantly. I did the dance thing last night to shake my mood which was rubbing off on the kids, and voila, all of us felt relaxed and wonderful afterwards. I will have to try the “mood bag,” sounds like a great idea!

    “Time-Out Thursday- Timeout with the Kids”

  2. Dawn Rose says:

    Bake-a-thons work wonders in our house. My daughter doesn’t get to eat much sugar, so even though we might make trays of cookies, brownies, muffins, banana bread, etc a couple times a week, she is more than happy to eat half a cookie when they cool (and rarely asks for more) Like Mommy, she gets more joy out of making everything and giving them away. Daddy doesn’t mind either lol

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