New studies reveal how different policies affect parental well-being—and what obstacles we face in bringing them to America.
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Articles: Mindful Mamas, Healthy MamasBy Jill Suttie | May 6, 2013
New research on low-income pregnant women reveals how our minds and bodies are connected—and how all of us can live healthier, more balanced lives.
Articles: How Childcare Boosts Social CapitalBy Meera Lee Sethi | January 18, 2012
New research says mothers using childcare can reap social, psychological, and financial rewards.
Research Digest Items/Studies: Nurturing Moms Are Better than Money
Raising Happiness: Video: Why Parental Happiness Comes FirstBy Christine Carter | September 7, 2011
Videos and Podcasts: Why Parental Happiness Comes FirstBy Christine Carter | September 5, 2011
Christine Carter, Ph.D., and Lindsay Reed Maines discuss why kids benefit when parents prioritize their own happiness. Part of a video series on parenting produced by the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley.
A new study suggests it's important to talk with young kids about emotions.
Research Digest Items/Studies: Dads Matter, Too
Research Digest Items/Studies: Happy Meals Make Happy Kids?
A study suggests how a sense of community can help at-risk pregnant women.
Research Digest Items/Studies: Why Some Babies Are Calmer than Others
Raising Happiness: June: The Father’s Day ChallengeBy Christine Carter | June 17, 2010
Announcing the winners of the Mother's Day Happiness Challenge, and a new challenge for Father's Day
Articles: Mindful MotherhoodBy Cassandra Vieten | June 16, 2010
Cassandra Vieten reports on her innovative training program offering stress relief to new moms.
Articles: Father’s Day GiftBy Katie Goldsmith | June 14, 2010
New research suggests dads matter in their own unique way
Raising Happiness: Mother’s Day Happiness ChallengeBy Christine Carter | April 29, 2010
If you haven't read The Trouble with Motherhood yet, I think you'll like it. I've never gotten so many calls, texts, or emails in response to a posting before.
Christine Carter knows meditation is good for her—but she still avoids it. Here’s how she’s trying to change.
The instructor of the world’s most popular MOOC explores how to change your life through the power of learning—and why you have more potential than you think.
A new study suggests more empathic police officers are less likely to become discouraged and demoralized.
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