Why Raise Grateful Kids?

Here's what Shuka Kalantari learned from researching the science of gratitude while raising a toddler.

Plus: In the face of terrorism, how can we build caring communities on social media?

  • Five Research-Based Ways to Say No Family & Couples | November 25, 2015

    It's easy to feel overtaxed at the end of the year. Christine Carter explains how to set some boundaries (nicely).

  • How to Put the Giving into Thanksgiving Mind & Body, Gratitude | November 24, 2015

    Gratitude and generosity go hand in hand. Here are three ways to help the generosity flow this Thanksgiving.

  • Students practicing yoga
    Five Ways to Restore Humanity to the Classroom Education | November 23, 2015

    The emphasis on testing can squeeze the feeling out of today’s classrooms. Here is one teacher’s journey to re-connect with herself and her students.

  • Five Ways to Build Caring Community on Social Media Big Ideas, Compassion | November 20, 2015

    In the wake of the terrorist attack in Paris, it's time to ask what behaviors might support other people's well-being on social media.

  • Three Reasons to Raise Grateful Kids Family & Couples, Gratitude | November 19, 2015

    Here's what Shuka Kalantari learned from researching the science of gratitude while raising a toddler.

  • The Trouble with Thanksgiving Gratitude Family & Couples, Gratitude | November 18, 2015

    Feeling forced to say “thanks” at Thanksgiving dinner? Here are four exercises to help get the gratefulness going.

  • How Gratitude Helps Couples Through Hardship Family & Couples, Gratitude | November 17, 2015

    A new study suggests that "thank you" can protect marriages from the toxic effects of conflict.

  • What Does a Grateful Brain Look Like? Mind & Body, Gratitude | November 16, 2015

    "Thank you" doesn't just bring light to people's faces. It also lights up different parts of the brain.

  • How Friends Help Us Grow Old Family & Couples, Mind & Body | November 13, 2015

    A new study suggests that we need a lot of social contact when we’re younger—but as we age, we need to focus on closeness.

  • The Three Parts of an Effective Apology Family & Couples, Forgiveness | November 12, 2015

    "I'm sorry" isn't enough—Christine Carter explains what else needs to be said.

  • Six Habits of Highly Empathic People Mind & Body, Big Ideas, Empathy | November 27, 2012

    We can cultivate empathy throughout our lives, says Roman Krznaric—and use it as a radical force for social transformation.

  • Juan Estey
    Why Self-Compassion Trumps Self-Esteem Mind & Body, Big Ideas, Compassion, Mindfulness | May 27, 2011

    Researcher Kristin Neff reveals the benefits of going easy on yourself: less anxiety, less conflict, and more peace of mind.

  • Surviving Betrayal Family & Couples | September 1, 2008

    Romantic betrayal is traumatizing, says psychologist Joshua Coleman. But couples can learn to trust again.

  • Four Lessons from “Inside Out” to Discuss With Kids Education, Family & Couples, Compassion, Empathy, Happiness, Mindfulness | July 14, 2015

    The new Pixar film has moved viewers young and old to take a look inside their own minds.

  • Hands On Research: The Science of Touch Education, Family & Couples, Mind & Body, Big Ideas, Compassion | September 29, 2010

    Dacher Keltner explains how compassion is literally at our fingertips.

  • Arturo Bejar, a Facebook engineer who has been leading its “social reporting” project, speaking at Facebook’s second Compassion Research Day on July 11.
    Can Science Make Facebook More Compassionate? Big Ideas, Compassion, Empathy | July 25, 2012

    Facebook is confronting cyberbullying and online conflict. Can a team of researchers help boost kindness among the site's 900 million users?

  • Six Habits of Highly Grateful People Big Ideas, Gratitude | November 20, 2013

    Are you bad at gratitude, just like Jeremy Adam Smith? He has some lessons for you from people who know how to say "Thanks!"

  • How to Focus a Wandering Mind Mind & Body, Big Ideas, Mindfulness | July 17, 2013

    New research reveals what happens in a wandering mind—and sheds light on the cognitive and emotional benefits of increased focus.

  • Tips for Keeping a Gratitude Journal Gratitude, Happiness | November 17, 2011

    Here's a way to be thankful all year long.

  • John Gottman on Trust and Betrayal Family & Couples | October 29, 2011

    The nation's top marriage expert explains why trust is essential to couples and communities--and how we can build it.

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