The Happy Child grants you access to cutting-edge research and tips that will help you raise a happy, well-adjusted child. Years of ground-breaking research and findings have been curated into one easy-to-use app… for free (no in-app-purchases)!

No more need to spend precious time combing through countless articles, reading lists, or listening to unsolicited advice. Our daily lessons will help you manage parental information overload by giving you science-based ways to increase the long-term happiness of your child. These short, easy-to-understand lessons can be implemented immediately to improve your family life no matter the age of your child(ren).

• 67% of users described The Happy Child as “life-changing”
• 78% of users reported better relationships with their partner and children
• 98% of users continue to use the concepts in their family

• Customized, science-based app
• Short daily lessons that fit easily in your busy schedule
• The knowledge you can immediately put into practice
• Alerts and insights
• Years of scientifically-backed research and findings

The Happy Child has improved the lives of countless users- hit “GET” now to see how it can change yours!

The Human Improvement Project is a non-profit foundation dedicated to funding projects that discover what makes the largest positive impacts on children. We work with the nation’s leading childhood development experts, psychologists, psychiatrists, and neuroscientists to guide parents on the pathway to their child’s optimal well-being.

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What’s New

Version 2.2.10

This update includes performance improvements and bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
270 Ratings

270 Ratings

R0cketman3 ,

The Science Behind Happiness

The Happy Child Positive Parenting app is an incredibly informative resource for those that are either expecting or currently have children, and even for those that do not have children. The lessons are not thoughtless suggestions on how to be a “better parent,” but rather offer explanations for suggested behaviors that will enrich the lives of our children and as well as the parents. People often forget that human behavior is a clash of hormones and chemicals; this app not only reminds one of their biology, it zeroes in on the specific chemicals that dominate our lives whether it’s realized or not, and advises one which chemicals to maximize and/or minimize.

I do not have any children but the content of the videos are informative enough to make me aware of the impact I would have on my child. It also notes that these desired actions to increase long-term happiness are not just for the children but also have a profound affect on the parent(s). This app could be crucial for first-time parents.

The app itself is laid out very neatly and is easy to navigate. I especially appreciated how the experience is customized to the user, asking if one is a parent or not. The description of the videos are clear and the questions after each video are especially helpful to ensure one truly grasps the information that is presented. I would highly recommend this app to anyone that is around children.

ihateecountrymusic ,

Very informative AND helpful

This app clearly demonstrates in a way that make it easy for me to understand what the underlying cause of behavioral issues are AND helps provide me with helpful tips/solutions to fix them. There has definitely been more of a push to focus on mental health to improve parenting and overall quality of life. But to be honest, I did not even know where to begin. These videos and lessons clearly outline what is important and how to make the necessary changes for a positive improvement.

Also, I thought this would be just for kids.. but I am seeing how it is helping me. Understanding the little chemicals in our brain that makes us feel the way they do and understanding which are short term fixes VS long term fixes. I recognize that I can also use some of these tips on me.

Plus, as a big bonus for me, the app is visually pleasing. The messages are clear and the videos are interesting. It holds my attention and I actually learn... rather than starting a parenting book and putting it down before I get any valuable information. Would definitely recommend to parents ... but I truly recommend this app to anyone trying to learn more about themselves and get some key tips and solutions to improve their quality of life.

RyanP. Reviews ,

From content to design, excellent parenting app

If you are looking for an app that is easy to use, well structured, and that helps you focus on what's really important as a parent, this is the app for you.

After I recently became a father, I began to search for quality resources to assist in parenting. I have a stressful job, so something that could be used easily and quickly was a must. Also, I wanted advice that had an independent explanation for why it was good. I didn't want another resource that cited itself for its suggestions.

With the happy child app, every reasoning behind the advice is explained. The app never relies on itself or "well that kind of makes sense" for its sourcing. Each of the lessons I did focused on making positive relationships and environments with your kids. The lessons had concrete examples of how to do this and explanations for why this worked. Most importantly, the lessons repeatedly emphasized how important deep connections are, as opposed to just brief interactions with short-lived effects. I am definitely learning.

The app is also beautifully laid out and designed. The videos and sound are professional quality. Most importantly, each lesson can be done in about five minutes. I've already learned that, when you're a parent, every second counts. If you want to focus on becoming a better parent, want solid advice and suggestions, and have limited time, this is an excellent app for you.


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58.9 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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