How parents can develop their child’s spiritual side

One of the findings that surprised the researchers is that spirituality — having a sense of meaning and purpose in your life, as well as a connection to something larger than your personal experience — has a big influence on children’s happiness.

“In our other studies, we have shown that family income and the marital status of parents accounts for less than one per cent of children’s happiness,” says Mark Holder, an associate professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia and co-author of a recent study on spirituality in children.

Read more to find out how you can boost your child’s sprituality.