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PlaygroundEquipment Blog
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Kids’ Playground Happiness Meter

Across the globe, children agree that their sources of happiness lie in strong family ties, a solid group of friends, and of course, engaging in quality play time. Then again, the same study revealed that as kids get older, their happiness levels drop.


As a matter of fact, 58% of six-year-olds think that the world is good; but as they reach twelve years old, only 41% would agree with the former statement. The common contributors to the stress among children are having to cope with dysfunctional homes which may include divorce, drastic changes in schools, peer pressure, and the violence that they are exposed to at home and in their neighborhood.