When kids say sorry, are they learning a lesson or just parroting empty words?
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Richard Louv explains how parents, educators, and urban planners can help kids reconnect with nature—before it's too late.
Articles: How to Raise an EnvironmentalistBy Jill Suttie | September 14, 2016
Helping children form an emotional attachment to nature may be key to protecting our planet's future.
Articles: The Trouble with GrandparentsBy James Kirby | September 6, 2016
Kids and families benefit from having grandparents around. Here are some tips for keeping them involved without the stress.
Social-emotional learning programs have not traditionally targeted students with psychiatric or developmental disabilities. Here’s why they should.
Articles: Grit Needs Passion, Not FearBy Christine Carter | August 30, 2016
Passionless persistence might lead to achievement, says Christine Carter, but will it make you happy?
Articles: Five Ways to Help Misbehaving KidsBy Stuart Shanker | August 22, 2016
Bad behavior is often a sign that children are stressed—and punishment isn’t the best solution.
Articles: Convincing Skeptics to Try MeditationBy Jill Suttie | July 28, 2016
Two new books aim to bring mindfulness to two resistant groups: children and lawyers.
Research into "childhood amnesia" sheds light on how memories are formed and maintained.
Amie Gordon offers five tips to maintain (or reignite) the spark in your relationship.
A conversation with Paul Tough about his new book, Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why.
Articles: A Simple Way to Foster Kindness in KidsBy Jenn Director Knudsen | July 11, 2016
According to a new study, we can encourage kids to be generous by reminding them of their past kindnesses.
One Berkeley preschool is baking empathy into its curriculum—and for good reason.
Articles: Cultivating Self-Awareness in ParentsBy Diana Divecha | June 17, 2016
A new book argues that parents need to focus more on themselves and less on their children.
Articles: How Nature Helps Fathers NurtureBy Jeremy Adam Smith, Summer Allen | June 15, 2016
What biological forces could help explain why some fathers are more involved with children than others?
Articles: Seven Ways to Foster Empathy in KidsBy Jill Suttie | June 10, 2016
In our age of narcissism, a new book offers research-based tips for encouraging children to be empathic.
According to new research, children who experience mindful parenting are less likely to use drugs or get depression or anxiety.
Articles: How to Help Low-Income Students SucceedBy Jill Suttie | June 3, 2016
According to a new book, we tend to blame kids who struggle rather than blaming their environment.
In a Q&A, neuroscientist Ron Dahl explains how parents can help younger teens avoid depression and anxiety as they become more independent.
There are people who got bad grades but grew up to be successful adults, says Mark Katz. What’s their secret—and how can schools help?
Does total integrity mean always acting on our feelings? No, says Christine Carter—but we do need to acknowledge our feelings, and not confuse a false self with a real one.
New research reveals how our media choices reflect and shape our mood and behavior.
According to a new study, we’re less likely to forgive leaders and managers—even when they apologize.
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Finds that feeling gratitude produces kind and helpful behavior, even when that behavior is costly to the individual actor.
- "Compassion: An Evolutionary Analysis and Empirical Review"
Compassion evolved as a distinct affective experience whose function is to enable cooperation and protection of those who...
- "From Jerusalem to Jericho"
This article on bystander intervention in emergency situations suggests that we are likely to help a “shabbily dressed”...
- Jeffrey J. Froh’s Laboratory for Gratitude in Youth
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- Expanding the Science and Practice of Gratitude
The GGSC’s new project which aims to expand the scientific database of gratitude and promote practices of gratitude in...
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The Research Project on Gratitude and Thankfulness, co-directed by Robert A. Emmons and Michael E. McCullough, is a...
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