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Happiness Matters Podcast

Dr. Christine Carter and Nurse Rona Renner give busy parents tips for raising happy children and leading more joyful lives as parents.

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How Hectic Are Your Mornings?

January 2013

Tips for a peaceful and easy morning routine

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Is Yelling the New Spanking?

December 2012

Most parents yell at their kids at one time or another, but as stress and exhaustion increase over the holidays, some parents yell more. Rona gives us her tips and tricks for yelling less.

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Managing routines, sleep, and sugar intake so kids can thrive

December 2012

The holidays are so fun, but many kids get really out of whack. How to manage moodiness and exhaustion at this time of year.

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Raising Forgiving Kids

November 2012

Is your child having a hard time forgiving a classmate for hurting his or her feelings? If you’ve got a grudge-holding or revenge-seeking kiddo, this podcast is for you! Rona and I discuss foundational skills that lead to forgiveness. Part one of two.

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Giving Thanks

November 2012

A new slew of tips from Rona and I for fostering gratitude—and combating entitlement—in our children.

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Working on the Weekend?

November 2012

Are your weekends relaxing? Do you find time to rest and rejuvenate? If your answer was no, no, and no: you aren’t alone. Many parents today—myself included!—find themselves rushing from one thing to the next over the weekend. Rona and I give tips for making the weekends more enjoyable.

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Do You Have Enough Friends?

November 2012

Feel like you no longer have any time for your friends? While you certainly aren’t alone—especially among parents—friendships can profoundly affect our happiness for the better. Rona and I discuss strategies for keeping adult friendships alive and well.

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Bullies, Bystanders, and Really Kind Kids

October 2012

Is your kid a bully? Even if you’ve taught your children right from wrong, sometimes the kids of kind and compassionate parents can still be…mean. Rona and I discuss strategies for raising children who don’t bully others.

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Dealing with “Sass Mouth”

October 2012

Rona and I take another listener questions, this time from Nina, who writes: “Do you have any tips for handling ‘back talk’ from kids? We are at our wits’ end with our 8-year-old boy and not quite sure how to respond to his words and reactions.  I definitely take it personally and feel like it’s my fault he [talks back to me], but he tells me he learns these things at school.  Sometimes he can be a complete angel and then other times the complete opposite.”

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Keeping Kids Safe—and Happy!—on Facebook

October 2012

Rona and I will talk about online safety and ways to create happiness for our children in these social networks sites.

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Why I Yell at My Kids

Why I Yell at My Kids

April 29, 2014

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

 
  
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