Laughter – Take a Cue From Your Kids

Posted on March 11, 2019

Needless to say, we all learn from our kids almost as much (if not more!) as we teach them — which is why Learning is the primary pillar of our TOG Philosophy! One of the most important things that we can learn from our kids is the frequency of laughter. Did you know that:

– Kids laugh approximately 300 times per day!

– The average 40-year-old adult laughs only about 3-4 times per day!

Think about it—kids learn to laugh much before they learn to talk. Perhaps this is why kids are generally happier than adults.

Laughter researcher and author of Laughing-A Scientific InvestigationRobert Provine, calls our attention to notice how loud laughter activates many parts of our body: our facial expressions, sounds, arms, legs, and our trunk. Laughter even changes our breathing pattern and our moods.

Research at Mayo Clinic also proves that laughter is truly the best medicine-a mood lifter, stress buster, immune booster, pain reliever, and happiness inducer.

Need I say more? Mimic your kids and laugh, giggle, chuckle, tickle and usher not just happiness, but JOY into your lives!