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New research is revealing how to protect teens' mental health during a challenging part of life.
According to new research, children who experience mindful parenting are less likely to use drugs or get depression or anxiety.
Articles: The Benefits of Feeling AweBy Jeremy Adam Smith | May 30, 2016
We talk with a researcher and a veteran at UC Berkeley to try to understand the impact of awe on well-being.
Articles: Ten Changes New Parents FaceBy Diana Divecha | May 4, 2016
Diana Divecha describes how your mind, body, and life will change with the arrival of a baby.
Christine Carter gets to the heart of the resentment she feels on Mother's Day.
Articles: When Taking Risks is Good for TeensBy Jill Suttie | April 26, 2016
Giving to others can give teens a dopamine rush, too—and help prevent depression.
Articles: Are Boundaries Overrated?By Diana Divecha | April 22, 2016
A new book says it’s time for Americans to make more time for their relationships—and not worry so much about independence.
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.
The new Disney film raises tough questions about prejudice for parents and teachers to explore with children.
Research reveals how stress can get between you and your partner, and how to stay connected amid the chaos.
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.
According to a new study, we can predict whether teens will get into trouble by how nice they are to strangers.
Articles: What Inequality Does to KidsBy 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: The Trouble with Thanksgiving GratitudeBy Kira M. Newman | November 18, 2015
Feeling forced to say “thanks” at Thanksgiving dinner? Here are four exercises to help get the gratefulness going.
A new study suggests that "thank you" can protect marriages from the toxic effects of conflict.
Articles: The Secret to Danish HappinessBy Jessica Alexander | October 27, 2015
Denmark consistently ranks as one of the happiest countries in the world. The reason why might lie with the idea of “hygge.”
A recent study revealed that rediscovering mundane experiences can make us happier than we think they will. Here are tips for making that happen.
Is this the Golden Age of Paternity Leave? Not so fast. Here are tips for employees and managers to change their workplace cultures.
Media coverage of a new study suggests that parenting makes you really unhappy. But is that true?
Amie Gordon offers five tips to maintain (or reignite) the spark in your relationship.
The new science of bias suggests that we all carry prejudices within ourselves—and we all have the tools to keep them in check.
According to a new study, mindfulness may be the key to motivation.
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