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Life Skills Journal

Life Skills Journal


Like all of the Happy Confident Company’s range of products and services, The Happy Confident Me Life Skills Journal is based on the latest scientific research. It is designed to help 8 to 13-year-olds develop 10 key life POWERS, such as the Power of Introspection, Optimism, Mindset and Resilience, through highly engaging, creative and thought-based activities. These POWERS – especially if developed from an early age – are recognised to help children achieve greater levels of happiness and self-confidence both in childhood and adulthood.

As parents, educators and therapists who have spent many years doing research on parenting and education, we believe that: A strong connection between parent and child is the key to happiness and confidence in children.

Children need to learn psychosocial skills such as emotional intelligence, resilience, and self-confidence. These account for 75% of achievement and success, against only 25% attributed to IQ. Daily habits create our reality. Making small daily changes will result in considerable change over time. Reflecting on the positives at the end of each day increases optimism and happiness. Daily journaling is key to structured reflection.

Top UK psychologist DR Linda Papadopoulos co-authors first children’s book with renowned parenting expert Nadim Saad, author of “The Happy Confident Me”.

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Decades of clinical and coaching experience combined with the latest research in wellbeing to help children thrive.


First journal to provide a clear framework and effective solutions to increase wellbeing.


Features over 60 highly engaging activities to enhance learning, application and practice.


Prepares children for the significant changes they will encounter transitioning into teenage years and adulthood.


Ideal for children embarking on new academic year or transitioning from primary to secondary school.


Life skills such as positive thinking, resilience and perseverance to develop a growth mind-set and become happier and more confident.


Dr. Linda Papadopoulos

Dr. Linda Papadopoulos is one of the most well-known and respected psychologists working in the UK today.

Her 17 year career as a research scientist and practicing psychologist has led to her work being published in some of the most well-regarded academic journals and given rise to a high profile media-career.

Her observations regarding the psychology behind news and current events are syndicated by the press and discussed by television and radio networks both in Britain and in the USA.

Nadim Saad

The Happy Confident Company founder, Nadim Saad, draws from the latest research in child psychology and neuroscience, as well as his own experience as a father of three, to develop products and courses that have enhanced the lives of thousands of families. His latest Happy Confident Me journal series for kids published last year to wide acclaim to help children share their emotions and focus on the positives of each day. The new Life Skills journal can be used in conjunction with the existing daily journals to help achieve greater levels of happiness and confidence.

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There are an estimated 99,000 children living with a life-limiting illness, and around 720,000 other people impacted by caring for a child with a short life in the UK. Families with seriously ill children are pushed to their limits. Caring for a child with serious health needs can be exhausting – and often the challenges families face are little understood. At the same time, children’s hospices are being pushed to their limits too – the number of children needing their care is increasing and there is a shortage of specialist doctors and nurses.

All this is happening against the backdrop of an economic downturn and the long-term financial effects of the pandemic. Children’s hospices receive only a fraction of the funding that they need from local authorities, and fundraising has been hugely impacted by national lockdowns . This summer, we’re proudly partnering with Together for Short Lives, raising vital funds on behalf of the 54 children’s hospices across the UK.

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