14/08/2014 17:03 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

9 Life Lessons We Can Learn From Toddlers

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As parents, it's only natural we try to guide our children down the right path, teaching them to be good, honest, caring and considerate people - because of course, we're the experienced ones, so we surely know best.

But while we might feel like the grown-ups with all the answers as we stand by, shaking our heads and rolling our eyes when our little darlings are all tears and tantrums, these irratic and naive little creatures are more savvy than we might think.


In fact, the average toddler can teach us a thing or two when it comes to being happy and living our lives to the full.


It's that naivety, innocence and limited life experience that, in many ways, fuels their infinite wisdom. After all, they are the people we once were before we had our hearts broken, our fingers burnt or our trust broken.

So next time life is getting you down, spend some time watching your child in action and you might just learn a thing or two about happiness.