It’s a new week! Let’s kick it off with a dad that wonders if parents worry too much about making their kids happy, a mom who thinks low-key birthday parties are the best, and Sheryl Sandberg reflects on how to help kids be more resilient in the face of loss.

This dad wonders if parents today spend too much time worrying about how to make their children happy. If we provide happiness now, will our kids look outside themselves to find it when they grow up? Shouldn’t children learn how to make themselves happy?

Here’s a mom who’s seen the extravagant kid’s birthday party trend and she’s had enough! Are you over the big theme bash where everything matches and looks like a Pinterest photo? Then this will resonate with you.

Finally, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, who tragically lost her husband while on vacation, penned an op-ed for the New York Times. In the piece, she discusses ways to help kids become more resilient in the face of loss. An important read for any parent.