What really makes kids happy

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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