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.
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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