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Articles: Social-Emotional Learning: Why Now?By Vicki Zakrzewski | January 7, 2015
Our new and deeper understanding of human development is reshaping how we think about education.
Kozo Hattori interviewed researchers and spiritual leaders about how to raise compassionate boys. This is what he discovered.
New studies point the way toward a more connected and egalitarian society, starting with friendships between kids.
Articles: The Teenage OpportunityBy Diana Divecha | October 28, 2014
A new book argues that America’s approach to raising adolescents is a mix of misunderstanding and contradiction.
Articles: What is a Good Life?By Jill Suttie | October 1, 2014
A new book explores what we know and don’t yet know about human nature and the role of the environment in shaping our moral character.
Videos and Podcasts: How Parents Can Foster Gratitude in KidsBy Andrea Hussong | September 24, 2014
At the Greater Good Gratitude Summit, Dr. Andrea Hussong explores the role that parents can play in fostering the development of children’s gratitude.
A new study suggests a way to help the parents of children with autism and other developmental disorders.
Our Summer Institute for Educators brought together almost 100 people from all over the world—to study, play, and connect with others who are striving to make a difference in students’ lives.
Articles: Why Won’t Your Teen Talk To You?By Jill Suttie | July 30, 2014
A new book explains the many reasons why teens seem to shut down, even when they especially need parental support.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to guiding teens’ technology use, but it helps to understand both the technology and normal brain development.
Articles: Mindful Discipline for KidsBy Jill Suttie | June 16, 2014
Psychologist Shauna Shapiro explains how parents can combine firm boundaries with loving connection.
Articles: How to Make Grateful KidsBy Jill Suttie | April 15, 2014
A new book argues that parents can foster gratitude in kids—but it takes effort and time.
Articles: Does Nature Select for Nice?By Joseph Ferrell | March 26, 2014
A new book argues that selflessness, not selfishness, creates more genetic success.
Articles: How Your Teen Can Thrive OnlineBy Diana Divecha | March 18, 2014
Two new books look at how the Internet is affecting teens—and what adults can do to help foster a healthy online life for kids.
As we age, we tend to shed family and friends—which can hurt our mental and physical health. How can we design communities for seniors that facilitate social connections?
A recent study reveals unexpected similarities between the emotional lives of human and ape kids—bound together by the quality of parenting.
Articles: When is Parenting All Joy and No Fun?By Jill Suttie | February 20, 2014
A new book explores why contemporary parenthood can be so stressful—and at the same time so meaningful.
Raising Happiness: Is Your Marriage Losing its Luster?By Christine Carter | January 28, 2014
Three easy ways to make it feel like new love
Articles: A Journey into the Teenage BrainBy Diana Divecha | January 27, 2014
Daniel Siegel's new book reveals the "power and purpose" of the adolescent brain.
Intergenerational mentoring carries many benefits, but it's becoming more and more rare. Here are some tips for renewing an age-old practice.
Recent research backs up Friedrich Nietzsche.
Education reform efforts often undermine trust in schools, but research points to another way.
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