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Articles: Our Children, Our StrangersBy Jeremy Adam Smith | December 3, 2012
A new book explores extreme differences between parents and children—and in so doing, reveals how we can all find empathy, resilience, and meaning in life's most difficult experiences.
Raising Happiness: How to Get the Most Out of Family DinnersBy Christine Carter | August 20, 2012
Part 7 in a series: Christine Carter and bestselling author Kelly Corrigan talk about how to get the most out of family dinners.
Raising Happiness: How to Raise an Olympic AthleteBy Christine Carter | August 13, 2012
Athletic success can be influenced by parenting
Anne-Marie Slaughter’s “Having it All” essay in this month's The Atlantic raises important questions about men, women... and gratitude.
Schools, hospitals, and nonprofits sometimes do a poor job of engaging fathers. But two researchers say that can change with four simple steps.
Articles: A Guide to Your Child’s BrainBy Diana Divecha | February 15, 2012
A review of Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson's The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind.
Articles: Can Romance Heal Childhood Traumas?By Jill Suttie | February 10, 2012
A review of Wired For Love: How Understanding Your Partner’s Brain and Attachment Style Can Help You Defuse Conflict and Build a Secure Relationship
Videos and Podcasts: Getting Kids to Listen—Without Nagging!By Christine Carter | January 4, 2012
Wouldn’t it be nice to just ask once?
Raising Happiness: Video: Getting Kids to Listen—Without Nagging!By Christine Carter | January 4, 2012
Wouldn't it be nice to ask just once?
Articles: The Surprising Benefits of Playful PapasBy Jason Marsh | June 19, 2011
New research suggests dads who play more with their kids make better husbands. But does it let them off the hook from changing diapers?
If we want dad to be more engaged with his kids, we should focus on improving his relationship with mom, according to family experts Philip A. Cowan and Carolyn Pape Cowan.
Raising Happiness: Helping Kids Deal with StressBy Christine Carter | June 1, 2011
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Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton explains why colorblindness doesn't work.
Raising Happiness: Rethinking OptimismBy Christine Carter | May 4, 2011
Fostering confidence in children is easier than you think.
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Articles: Holiday HealingBy Joshua Coleman | December 14, 2010
Joshua Coleman discusses how to make the holidays a time for family closeness, not conflict.
James Baraz explains how you can really enjoy the holidays.
Mindful people might be happier because they have a better idea of who they are, suggests a new study.
Recent research suggests that the quest for constant bliss is misguided.
A new study suggests that small acts of creativity in everyday life increase our overall sense of well-being.
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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
Learn more about one of the leading researchers of gratitude.
- 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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