The Greater Good Take on Family & CouplesThe GGSC is committed to nurturing kindness and happiness in our communities, and that often begins with nurturing kindness and happiness at home. Doing so requires that couples practice empathy, gratitude, forgiveness, and other positive skills—and when partners become parents, these are essential skills to model and teach to their children.
This can be easier said than done, especially when families are feeling extra squeezed and stressed. But we believe that research can offer help and relief, illuminating the path to greater well-being for adults and kids alike. That's why we translate new scientific studies into practical lessons for improving relationships with partners, children, relatives, and other loved ones.
This work stems from one of our core beliefs: that to nurture compassion and resilience in society as a whole, we must support those people directly responsible for shaping the well-being of others, starting with the people tied to one another through bonds of love or blood.
Key Family and Couples Content
- Christine Carter's blog about raising happy children
- The Family Revolution, by Stephanie Coontz
- Feeling Like Partners, by Philip A. Cowan, Carolyn P. Cowan, and Neera Mehta
- Love, Honor, and Thank, by Jess Alberts and Angela Threthewey
- The Choice to Forgive, by Fred Luskin
- Trust and Betrayal, by John Gottman
- How to Get Dads More Involved? It's a Family Affair, by Philip A. Cowan and Carolyn P. Cowan
- The Daddy Brain, by Jeremy Adam Smith
- Binuclear Family, by Ruth Bettelheim
- Playground Pioneers, by Jeremy Adam Smith
- Does Barbie Need a Man? by Amie K. Miller
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