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Articles: Ten Changes New Parents Face

By Diana Divecha | May 4, 2016

Diana Divecha describes how your mind, body, and life will change with the arrival of a baby.

 

Articles: When Taking Risks is Good for Teens

By Jill Suttie | April 26, 2016

Giving to others can give teens a dopamine rush, too—and help prevent depression.

 

Articles: How to Talk with Your Kids about Donald Trump

By Allison Briscoe-Smith | April 13, 2016

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: Can Trendy Baby Classes Really Boost a Child’s Development?

By Amy Bidgood | April 7, 2016

For baby massage, swimming, yoga, and signing, the scientific jury is still out.

 

Articles: What Preschools Can Teach Universities

By Nicola Whitton | March 30, 2016

The emphasis on grades is sapping motivation from university students. "Playful learning" can help reignite it.

 

Articles: Six Ways to Help People Change

By Art Markman | March 7, 2016

If you want to help someone reach their goals, follow these steps.

 
Viking, 2016, 400 pages

Articles: What Preschoolers Really Need from Grownups

By Diana Divecha | February 19, 2016

A new book by Erika Christakis explains how current trends in preschool education are harming children.

 

Articles: What Happens to Kids When Parents Fight

By 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 Bond

By 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 Babies

By Jill Suttie | January 19, 2016

Are we born to sing? New research suggests that music is critical to emotional and social development.

 
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Articles: Our Favorite Books of 2015

By Jill Suttie, Diana Divecha, Jeremy Adam Smith | December 15, 2015

Greater Good's editors pick the most thought-provoking, important, or useful nonfiction books published this year on the science of a meaningful life.

 
Simon & Schuster, 2015, 400 pages

Articles: What Inequality Does to Kids

By Diana Divecha | December 1, 2015

Robert Putnam's recent book issues a wake-up call for what a nation can and should do for its families.

 

Articles: Three Reasons to Raise Grateful Kids

By Shuka Kalantari | November 19, 2015

Here's what Shuka Kalantari learned from researching the science of gratitude while raising a toddler.

 

Articles: How Friends Help Us Grow Old

By Jill Suttie | November 13, 2015

A new study suggests that we need a lot of social contact when we’re younger—but as we age, we need to focus on closeness.

 

Articles: Why Does Therapy Work?

By Jill Suttie | November 10, 2015

A new book argues that talk therapy helps heal psychological wounds by making use of hardwired human needs for connection, understanding, and belonging.

 

Articles: How Parents Influence Early Moral Development

By Jill Suttie | September 29, 2015

A new study finds that the key to raising moral kids lies with the parents' sense of empathy and injustice.

 
Studies find that relatively happy people of Bhutan (left) and Iceland (upper right) have governments that are responsive to their needs, but that the unhappy Moldovans (lower right) are distrusting and uncooperative.

Articles: Should Governments Measure Happiness?

By Peter Kinderman | September 25, 2015

Governments are starting to track happiness. Is it just a waste of time and money?

 
St. Martin's Press, 2015, 385 pages.

Articles: How Does Spirituality Grow in Children?

By Diana Divecha | August 21, 2015

A new book explores how to raise children with a sense of awe and transcendence. But does the evidence back up its claims?

 
W. W. Norton & Company, 2015, 400 pages

Articles: Can Neuroscience Help Tune Your Brain?

By Jill Suttie | June 26, 2015

A new book explains why we sometimes seem to act against our own best interest—and what we can do to change course.

 

Articles: What Makes a Nation Happy?

By Cat Johnson | June 12, 2015

A rundown of the world's 10 happiest countries—and what factors might have made them that way.

 

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