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Christine Carter

Christine Carter

 

Christine Carter, Ph.D., is the director of the Greater Good Parents program at the Greater Good Science Center, where she writes the Center’s parenting blog, Raising Happiness. She is also the author of the book Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents (Random House, 2010).

 
 
  

Stories by Christine Carter

Christine Carter, Ph.D., is a Senior Fellow at the GGSC. She is the author of The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Home and Work (forthcoming in January of 2015) and Raising Happiness.

Articles: Why Happiness is the Wrong Pursuit

By Christine Carter | December 11, 2014

The way to lead a joyful life is not to pursue happiness for ourselves, argues Christine Carter, but to pursue it for others

 

Articles: Three Steps to a Low-Stress, High-Joy Holiday Season

By Christine Carter | November 25, 2014

Christine Carter suggests how we can make this "the most wonderful time of the year," for real.

 

Articles: How to Practice Radical Gratitude

By Christine Carter | November 19, 2014

Are you burnt out on gratitude even before Thanksgiving? Christine Carter offers three ways to keep your feelings of gratefulness fresh.

 

Articles: 21 Ways to “Give Good No”

By Christine Carter | November 13, 2014

Saying “no” can be really hard. But Christine Carter has a three-step plan to get there.

 

Articles: Starved for Time? Here’s a Surprising—and Easy—Solution

By Christine Carter | November 4, 2014

Christine Carter explains how "doing nothing" could be a key to happiness... and productivity.

 

Raising Happiness: Why I Yell at My Kids

By Christine Carter | April 29, 2014

Do you sometimes yell at your kids, just like Christine Carter? A new book can help.

 
Some people think gratitude is hokey or pointless. Here’s how to help them think differently.

Videos and Podcasts: Dealing with “Gratitude Resistors”

By Christine Carter | February 28, 2014

Some people think gratitude is hokey or pointless. Here’s how to help them think differently.

 

Raising Happiness: Is Your Marriage Losing its Luster?

By Christine Carter | January 28, 2014

Three easy ways to make it feel like new love

 

Raising Happiness: Tablet and Smartphone Boot Camp for Middle School Parents

By Christine Carter | November 26, 2013

‘Tis the season for electronic gifts. But these days, parents need to provide their kids with much more than batteries for all their devices.

 

Raising Happiness: How to Help Kids Adjust to College

By Christine Carter | October 28, 2013

Four ways to support new college students who are experiencing a rocky transition.

 

Raising Happiness: How to Eliminate “Junk Stimulus”

By Christine Carter | October 15, 2013

Reigning in clutter adds ease to your life.

 

Raising Happiness: How to Avoid Burnout—or a Breakdown

By Christine Carter | October 7, 2013

Three ways working parents can combat exhaustion that don’t require radical social change.

 

Raising Happiness: Would Working Less Make You Happier?

By Christine Carter | September 23, 2013

Is it even possible to work less in today’s economy?

 

Raising Happiness: Are you Maxed Out?

By Christine Carter | September 16, 2013

Many American moms are on the brink of breakdown. Are you?

 

Raising Happiness: Passion + Adversity = Success?

By Christine Carter | September 9, 2013

Now that the kids are back in school, I’m thinking about what really leads to success--as well as happiness. Part 3 in a 3 part series. Click here to read Part 1 and here to read Part 2.

 

Raising Happiness: The Quiet Secret to Success

By Christine Carter | September 2, 2013

As the kids head back to school, I’m thinking about what really leads to success--as well as happiness. Part 2 in a 3 part series. Click here to read Part 1.

 

Raising Happiness: A New Theory of Elite Performance

By Christine Carter | August 26, 2013

As the kids head back to school, I’m thinking about what really leads to success--as well as happiness. Part one in a three-part series.

 
Do sports, music lessons, and enrichment activities increase kids’ success?

Videos and Podcasts: Are You Overscheduling Your Kids?

By Christine Carter | August 19, 2013

Do sports, music lessons, and enrichment activities increase kids’ success?

 

Raising Happiness: Video: Are You Overscheduling Your Kids?

By Christine Carter | August 19, 2013

Do sports, music lessons, and enrichment activities increase kids' success?

 

Raising Happiness: Advice for New Parents

By Christine Carter | August 12, 2013

An open letter to my brother and his wife, who are expecting their first baby--a boy!!!--this fall.

 

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