Schools, hospitals, and nonprofits sometimes do a poor job of engaging fathers. But two researchers say that can change with four simple steps.
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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.
Research Digest Items/Studies: When Do We Forgive?
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.
A study suggests how a sense of community can help at-risk pregnant women.
Research Digest Items/Studies: Positive Workplaces, Positive Families
Raising Happiness: Teenagers: Are Yours More Entitled Than Grateful?By Christine Carter | November 18, 2010
When gratitude is a good idea that doesn’t work
Videos and Podcasts: Jane Brody on What Makes a Good DeathBy The Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley | November 4, 2010
The award-winning New York Times columnist offers lessons for navigating the practical and emotional challenges of end-of-life, based on research and her own personal experiences.
Articles: What Makes a Good Death?By Michael Bergeisen | November 4, 2010
Award-winning New York Times columnist Jane Brody offers lessons for navigating the practical and emotional challenges of end-of-life--part of Greater Good's podcast series.
A new study teases out the different benefits of four kinds of meditation.
Self-criticism and low self-worth can hold us back. Here’s how to start banishing those negative beliefs.
These research-based practices can help kids (and adults) foster authentic happiness.
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Finds that feeling gratitude produces kind and helpful behavior, even when that behavior is costly to the individual actor.
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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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The Research Project on Gratitude and Thankfulness, co-directed by Robert A. Emmons and Michael E. McCullough, is a...
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