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The Sweet Spot: How to Help Kids Achieve More and Stress Less

May 16, 2015
Berkeley City Club

GGSC Senior Fellow Christine Carter appears at a fundraiser for El Cerrito’s Prospect Sierra School

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As they face mounting pressures to achieve and succeed, today’s kids are more stressed than ever. Join GGSC Senior Fellow, Dr. Christine Carter, to find out how we can help them lead happy lives while still fulfilling their potential for academic success. Her talk will explore what we can do during their middle and high school years to set them up to excel, as well as lead balanced and fulfilling lives.

Christine Carter, PhD, is a sociologist and senior fellow at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center. She is the author of the best-selling books, The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Home at Work and Raising Happiness.

This event is a benefit for Prospect Sierra School.

Register now!

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