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Why We Should Teach Empathy to Preschoolers

By Shuka Kalantari | June 29, 2016

One Berkeley preschool is baking empathy into its curriculum—and for good reason.

 
  

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Fostering Optimism and Confidence

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | July 19, 2012
 

Podcast: Fostering Optimism and Confidence

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | July 19, 2012

Optimists are happier, healthier, and more successful

 
Northeast Foundation for Children, 267 pages

How to Bullyproof Your Kid

By Jill Suttie | July 19, 2012

Two new books explore how to curb bullying in the classroom and online.

 
The Changing Worlds arts and literacy program encourages children to learn about other cultures through dance and other performing arts.

Educating for Empathy

By Stacey Kennelly | July 18, 2012

More and more educators are helping kids develop empathy—and a recent contest highlights some of the most inspiring projects.

 

Let Your Kids Fail

By Christine Carter | July 16, 2012

Part 4 in a series: Christine Carter and bestselling author Kelly Corrigan discuss how to embrace failure

 

Happiness is about Respect, not Riches

By Stacey Kennelly | July 13, 2012

A study shows that admiration from peers—not wealth or economic status—is what really makes us happy.

 

Podcast: Happy Parent, Happy Child

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | July 12, 2012

Why it isn’t selfish to take care of yourself FIRST

 

Happy Parent, Happy Child

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | July 12, 2012
 
Dutton, 2012, 223 pages

Can We Find Morality in a Molecule?

By Jill Suttie | July 10, 2012

A new book argues that the success of an economic system may lie with the hormone oxytocin.

 

Oh Honey! You’re so, um, well, uh…

By Christine Carter | July 9, 2012

Part 3 in a series: Carter and Corrigan discuss how to praise kids effectively.

 

Should Women Thank Men for Doing the Dishes?

By Jeremy Adam Smith | July 5, 2012

Anne-Marie Slaughter’s “Having it All” essay in this month's The Atlantic raises important questions about men, women... and gratitude.

 

Podcast: An Ancient Practice for Modern Ailments

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | July 5, 2012

Do you feel stressed out and overly busy?

 

An Ancient Practice for Modern Ailments

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | July 5, 2012
 

A Scientific Reason to Stop and Smell the Roses

By Stacey Kennelly | July 3, 2012

A new study suggests people are happier when they take time to appreciate the good things in life.

 

Achievement Doesn’t Matter

By Christine Carter | July 2, 2012

Part 2 in a series: Christine Carter and bestselling author Kelly Corrigan discuss why we need to be more focused on effort than results.

 
After 'shopping' in Grammie's shoe store [closet.]

Gratitude Journal: Our Role Models—Big Shoes to Fill

By Janine Kovac | June 29, 2012

Contribute to our community gratitude journal.

 

The Genetics of Happiness

By Stacey Kennelly | June 29, 2012

A new study of twins sheds light on the complex links between biology and happiness.

 

How to be a More Patient Parent

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | June 28, 2012
 

Podcast: How to be a More Patient Parent

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | June 28, 2012

Losing your mind? Stop judging yourself and come back to your breath and your body.

 

Better Eating through Mindfulness

By Jill Suttie | June 27, 2012

Obesity has become a public health issue. New research suggests moment-to-moment awareness does a better job of helping people control their weight than any diet.

 

Five Simple Tricks for Healthier Eating

By Amie M. Gordon | June 26, 2012

Trying to make healthier food choices for you and your family? Psychology can help.

 

On the Blog in June

By Christine Carter | June 25, 2012
 

How to Really Read Racist Books to Your Kids

By Jeremy Adam Smith | June 22, 2012

A recent New York Times column suggests we have no choice but to ignore or excise racist imagery in children's books. But Jeremy Adam Smith offers another way, guided by research.

 

How Exercise is Good for the Brain

By Samuel Sakhai, Delia Fuhrmann | June 22, 2012

A recent study finds exercise does more than keep the pounds off, and another suggests you can spot a selfless guy by the shape of his face.

 

Just One Thing: Be Home

By Rick Hanson | June 21, 2012

Feeling confused about who you are? Rick Hanson says go home... and rest.

 

Podcast: How Good Are Your Habits, and How Strong is Your Willpower?

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | June 21, 2012

Tips for boosting your ability to do what you want to do

 

How Good Are Your Habits, and How Strong is Your Willpower?

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | June 21, 2012
 
The top line represents the "happiness" search volume index, 2004-2012. The bottom line shows how frequently "happiness" has turned up in Google News stories during the same period.

What We Google When We Google Love

By Jeremy Adam Smith | June 19, 2012

Internet searches for positive emotions and behaviors are increasing; searches for negative emotions are staying flat. We don't know why, but we know people are searching for what's good in humanity.

 

What Motivates Kids to Help Others?

By Stacey Kennelly | June 19, 2012

A new study suggests even toddlers are motivated by compassion rather than the desire to get credit for good deeds.

 

The Psychology of Success

By Christine Carter | June 18, 2012

Part 1 in a series: Christine Carter and bestselling author Kelly Corrigan discuss the growth mindset!

 

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