Happiness Lessons around the world

Pathways to the wellbeing of our children

What is it about?

Based on the results of positive psychology, Happiness Lessons aim to provide methodological support to develop the ability to nurture happiness in children attending nurseries and schools.

Who is it for?

For children ages 3 to 6

For nursery and preschoolers and their carers to plant a positive mindset from the beginning.

For children ages 6 to 10

For elementary students and their teachers/parents to foster those seeds of happiness, growth mindset, positivity and wellbeing.

For children ages 10 to 14

For secondary students and their teachers/parents to strengthen those happiness skills and to support flourishing.

Our Results


More than 1300 institutions, schools and kindergartens are taking part in our Happiness Program.

100 000+

More than 100000 children have an access to Happiness Lessons via the Program.


Around 7000 teachers are working with us in Hungary and in other countries in Europe. They enjoy our full professional support.


The Program is running in 6 countries in Europe.

The fact that Happiness Lessons positively contribute to the emotional development and well-being of children is scientifically proven.

Happiness lessons
around the world

The Happiness Lessons Program is already running in 6 countries in Europe and with the launch of English Program our hope is to expand this knowledge and practice in more and more countries.

For whom?


Are your working with kids as a profession? Do you believe that wellbeing is as essential as other subjects? Are you looking for a methodology that supports self-esteem and resilience? Are you yourself ready for a positive change that comes with this Program?

Then the Happiness Lessons Program is for YOU!


We all wish that our children become happy adults who have built resilience, wellbeing, strength and joy in their upbringing and are equipped with tools to face the challenges of life. Can these things be learnt and taught? We believe, we know, they can.

Are you interested, how?

How it works?

Process in 8 steps
Step 01


Step 02


Step 03


Step 04


Step 05


Step 06


Step 07

Professional developement

Step 08

Join the HL community

Our team

Bella Bagdi

  • President and founder of The World is Better With You Foundation
  • President, founder and co-author of the Happiness Lessons Program
  • Writer
  • Motivational speaker
  • Self-improvement singer

Prof. Dr. Emőke Bagdy
scientific supervisor

  • Professor Emeritus
  • University lecturer at Károli Gáspár University, Budapest
  • Supervisor
  • Specialist clinical psychologist
  • European psychotherapist trainer
  • Co-author of the Happiness Lessons manuals

Prof. Attila Oláh
scientific advisor

  • Consulting scientific advisor of the Happiness Lessons Program
  • Leader of Positive Psychology Laboratory at Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest
  • University lecturer
  • Former President of the Hungarian Psychological Association

Eszter Nagy
international coordinator

  • International coordinator of the Happiness Lessons Program
  • Teacher, psychodramatist, group leader, counsellor
  • Coordinator of the Happiness Lessons Program for Parents

Topic Gallery

Practicing gratitude

List five things from today that you feel grateful for (people, places, events, meetings, special moments).


What can you do to create a great tomorrow for yourself? Name three things.

Nurturing relationships

Send a note to someone special with a kind message.

Act of kindness

Who was the last person who did something good for you? Thank them. PLan to do something good, however small it is, for them.

Setting and achieving goals

What is your most important goal for you right now? What are the things you are already doing to achieve it? What more could you do? Who can help you with that?

Coping strategies

Which strategy are you already using when in stress: reading, exercise, nature, music, talking to a friend, writing, meditation?

Savoring life's joys

What little things make you happy? Small happy moments in your life? Today try to dwell in them for a bit longer than you usually do and take them in.

Practising forgiveness

Don’t hesitate to say sorry when you need to. And don’t hesitate to accept apologies.

Physical activity

Set up a 30 mins exercise challenge for yourself today. May it be running, walking or trekking - just go and do it. And try to really enjoy every minute of it, being grateful for the body you have!

Sustainable happiness

Which is your favourite happiness enhancing technique? Which one you haven’t tried? Give it a go today!


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