Christine Carter gets to the heart of the resentment she feels on Mother's Day.
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A new report finds that the presidential election is having a negative impact on students. What can educators do?
The GOP candidate is creating fear and confusion in children, especially kids of color. Here are three suggestions for talking with kids about race and racism in the media.
Articles: How to Cultivate Global CompassionBy Jill Suttie | April 8, 2016
Legendary psychologist Paul Ekman explains how to extend compassion beyond our circle of family and friends.
For baby massage, swimming, yoga, and signing, the scientific jury is still out.
New research suggests we need to take account of how diverse groups of students view and apply SEL skills.
Articles: What Preschools Can Teach UniversitiesBy Nicola Whitton | March 30, 2016
The emphasis on grades is sapping motivation from university students. "Playful learning" can help reignite it.
According to a new study, mindfulness may lead to a happier, healthier parenting experience.
The new Disney film raises tough questions about prejudice for parents and teachers to explore with children.
We're all self-critical—here's how to become aware of the emotions we're courting on social media.
A new book by Erika Christakis explains how current trends in preschool education are harming children.
Articles: How to Cultivate Humble LeadershipBy Vicki Zakrzewski | February 9, 2016
One principal shares how she transformed her school culture by recognizing her limitations – and then listening to students and staff.
Articles: It’s Our Job to Rescue Kids from BurnoutBy Jill Suttie | February 4, 2016
A new book argues that overscheduling and overtesting our kids isn't helping them learn better—and is hurting their health and happiness.
Christine Carter calls for a new conception of the “ideal worker"—one that doesn't involve working long hours.
Articles: What if Schools Taught Kindness?By Laura Pinger, Lisa Flook | February 1, 2016
Laura Pinger and Lisa Flook share their lessons from creating a "kindness curriculum" for young students.
In a new study, everyone's grades improved when African-American students felt less threatened.
Articles: What Happens to Kids When Parents FightBy Diana Divecha | January 26, 2016
Conflict between parents is inevitable—but it doesn’t have to hurt kids. Here’s how to turn a disagreement into a positive lesson.
Articles: How Songs Help Children BondBy Tom Jacobs | January 22, 2016
A new study suggests music plays a role in our early tendency to distinguish friend from foe.
Articles: Why Parents Sing to BabiesBy Jill Suttie | January 19, 2016
Are we born to sing? New research suggests that music is critical to emotional and social development.
According to a new study, we can predict whether teens will get into trouble by how nice they are to strangers.
Anger has a place at work, Deanna Geddes and Dirk Lindebaum argue, as long as it meets three conditions.
A burnout survivor offers tips for coping with it—or avoiding it in the first place.
Research sometimes suggests that movies and other media are a negative influence to rein in. But new studies highlight their potential to spread goodness on a wide scale.
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