For African-American students, storytelling skills directly predict their early reading skills.
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According to a new study, the relationship between happiness and personality is more complex than we thought.
Videos and Podcasts: Does Ambition Make us Happy?By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | June 7, 2012
Our children are increasingly pushed to achieve, achieve, achieve. Will this make their lives successful, happy, and meaningful? Rona and I discuss the ways that ambition brings happiness, and how to foster both in our children.
Raising Happiness: Podcast: Does Ambition Make us Happy?By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | June 7, 2012
And does achievement necessarily bring meaning?
A recent study suggests boys who do poorly in school are more attracted to violent video games—and violent behavior.
Raising Happiness: The Power of the Compassionate ImaginationBy Christine Carter | October 31, 2011
Videos and Podcasts: Unrealistic Expectations: Not a Happiness HabitBy Christine Carter and Rona Renner | March 7, 2011
Do we expect too much from ourselves and our kids?
Raising Happiness: Podcast: Unrealistic Expectations—Not a Happiness HabitBy Christine Carter and Rona Renner | March 7, 2011
Sometimes happiness comes from lowering the bar.
Research Digest Items/Studies: The Academic Success of Immigrant Students
Research Digest Items/Studies: TV and Toddlers
Research Digest Items/Studies: Racism Hurts Academic Performance
Articles: Tiny ArtistsBy Kyle Smith | July 1, 2010
A new study challenges the need for academic preschools.
Research Digest Items/Studies: Communication Helps Bridge Achievement Gaps
Raising Happiness: The Takeaway: What Research Tells Us About Raising KidsBy Christine Carter | September 1, 2009
Mindful people might be happier because they have a better idea of who they are, suggests a new study.
Recent research suggests that the quest for constant bliss is misguided.
A new study suggests that small acts of creativity in everyday life increase our overall sense of well-being.
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