A new study combines training, brain scans, and reports from kids to understand the impact of mindfulness on parenting tweens.
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When kids say sorry, are they learning a lesson or just parroting empty words?
Articles: The Trouble with GrandparentsBy James Kirby | September 6, 2016
Kids and families benefit from having grandparents around. Here are some tips for keeping them involved without the stress.
Articles: Grit Needs Passion, Not FearBy Christine Carter | August 30, 2016
Passionless persistence might lead to achievement, says Christine Carter, but will it make you happy?
Articles: Five Ways to Help Misbehaving KidsBy Stuart Shanker | August 22, 2016
Bad behavior is often a sign that children are stressed—and punishment isn’t the best solution.
New research is starting to suggest that mindfulness practice can protect the health and well-being of mothers and their babies.
Articles: Convincing Skeptics to Try MeditationBy Jill Suttie | July 28, 2016
Two new books aim to bring mindfulness to two resistant groups: children and lawyers.
Amie Gordon offers five tips to maintain (or reignite) the spark in your relationship.
Articles: Cultivating Self-Awareness in ParentsBy Diana Divecha | June 17, 2016
A new book argues that parents need to focus more on themselves and less on their children.
Articles: How Nature Helps Fathers NurtureBy Jeremy Adam Smith, Summer Allen | June 15, 2016
What biological forces could help explain why some fathers are more involved with children than others?
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: How to Help Low-Income Students SucceedBy Jill Suttie | June 3, 2016
According to a new book, we tend to blame kids who struggle rather than blaming their environment.
In a Q&A, neuroscientist Ron Dahl explains how parents can help younger teens avoid depression and anxiety as they become more independent.
Articles: How to Talk with Teens about PurposeBy Jill Suttie | May 13, 2016
A Q&A with Kendall Bronk about instilling purpose in teens—and the emerging research showing why it's so important.
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.
For baby massage, swimming, yoga, and signing, the scientific jury is still out.
According to a new study, mindfulness may lead to a happier, healthier parenting experience.
The new Disney film raises tough questions about prejudice for parents and teachers to explore with children.
Does total integrity mean always acting on our feelings? No, says Christine Carter—but we do need to acknowledge our feelings, and not confuse a false self with a real one.
We all have a deep-seated drive to feel in control. But taking it too far can make you miserable.
According to a new study, forgiving your partner may backfire if they have a certain personality type.
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